Sports infrastructure is in focus in Jammu and Kashmir as the administration has given top priority for the development of playing fields and other such activities even at the village level.
The importance of this sector can be gauged from the fact that the Chief Secretary reviewed the functioning of the Sports Department. He said that it is a top priority of the government that the sports infrastructure should be augmented to promote sporting culture in J&K.
It will help to hone up the mental capacities of youth and will also provide them the much needed space to show their talent in various sports activities.
The government recently said that it is developing infrastructure projects across Jammu and Kashmir to promote sporting culture in the Union territory.
He directed the Department to establish high-standard facilities for promoting water sports in J&K and procure adequate equipment in this regard. The Department was asked to develop water sports in various lakes including Dal, Wular, and Mansbal in Kashmir province and Mansar, Surinsar, and Ranjit Sagar Dam in Jammu province.
The Department was further asked to explore possibilities of developing water sports facilities in the wild water segment at river Lidder , Salal, and Baglihar dams.