Khelo India Games 2023

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08 January 2022 Current Affairs:The Khelo India Games were created to bring India’s sports culture back to life. Due to the COVID situation, the 2021 Khelo India Games have been postponed. It is now scheduled to take place in Haryana in January 2022.

Highlights:

  • Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports will attend the games.
  • Madhya Pradesh will host the Khelo India Youth Games in 2022-23. The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet finally enacted Bhopal as the host city for the games. 
  • The cabinet also approved a 50-acre plot of land for the construction of an international sports center.
  • For the first phase, the Madhya Pradesh government set aside Rs 176.59 crores. The International Sports Complex will cost Rs 15.56 crore to operate and maintain. 
  • For the second and third phases, separate funds will be granted.
  • The sports stadium will be equipped with a 10,000-seat hockey rink, a 4,000-seat football field, landscaping, parking, horticulture, guardrooms, gates, internal service roads, street lighting, and sewage systems. 
  • During the first phase, an indoor sports complex would be constructed in Bhopal’s Nathu Barkheda hamlet. A cricket stadium will be developed in the second and third phases.

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