Modern infrastructure facilities in different national stadia
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that Government has provided modern infrastructure facilities in Delhi Stadia during CWG – 2010 The five Sports Authority of India (SAI) Stadia in Delhi namely Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex, Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range Complex & Dr. Shyama Prasad Swimming Pool Complex were renovated / upgraded in 2010 for the conduct of Commonwealth Games 2010. After completion of CWG-2010 the Stadia were opened for the general public for various sports activities. These stadia’s are well maintained and equipped with International facilities and regular sporting events are being held in these stadium. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, in addition, Siri Fort Sports Complex, Yamuna Sports Complex, Tyagraj Sports Complex, Chhattarsal Stadium, Talkatora Indoor Stadium and Shivaji Stadium in Delhi/New Delhi were renovated/upgraded in 2010 for the conduct of Commonwealth Games, 2010 and are maintained by Delhi Development Authority(DDA) and Government of National Capital Territorial of Delhi (GNCTD). The Minister said, National Sports Federations (NSFs) organize international tournament in India from time to time. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides financial assistance to NSFs for holding tournaments in India, if the same are approved by the Ministry at cost to the Government for participation of Indian sportspersons and teams in international events abroad, the Ministry provides financial assistance under the scheme of assistance to NSFs, towards aid for, loading & boarding etc.