Across India, six centres was upgraded as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) was approved by the Sports Ministry. They will also be now upgraded with a consolidated budget estimate of Rs 67.32 crore for FY 2020-21 and subsequent four years. This will be also be an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent.
Details about these six centers are as follows with the esitamated budgets:
Assam: States Sports Academy, Sarusajai – Rs 7.96 crore
Meghalaya : J N S Complex, Shillong, Meghalaya – Rs 8.39 crore
Daman & Diu : New Sports Complex Silvassa - Rs 8.05 crore
Madhya Pradesh: MP State Academy – Rs 19 crore
Maharashtra : Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune – Rs 16 crore
Sikkim : Paljor Stadium, Gangtok – Rs 7.91 crore
This supports includes the centers infrastructure upgradation, setting up of sports science centers and also soft component in the form of quality coaches and sports science human resources like physiotherapists, strength & conditioning experts and many more. The academy will have High performance Manager to ensure quality of sports science input and performance management. High quality equipment's are to be provided to the players. As a great news the Sports Ministry is upgrading existing sporting infrastructure in each State and Union Territory, this will be in partnership with the state and UT, and creating KISCEs with the aim of creating a robust sporting ecosystem in the entire country. 14 Olympic sports, out of which one state or UT will be given support for a maximum of three sports is supported by each KISCE.