Sports policy: Govt discussing possibility of adopting ‘one state, one sport’ policy

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has held a meeting with state ministers and officials on the possibility of adopting a “one state, one sport” policy, but no decision has been taken yet, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik said Thakur held a virtual meeting with state sports ministers and officials and discussed the matter of “one state, one sport”.

“The government will take an appropriate decision at an appropriate time,” Pramanik said during the Question Hour.

The minister’s reply came on a question by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Hema Malini, who had asked about the possibility of adopting a “one state, one game” policy for the overall development of sports and sportspersons.

Earlier, Pramanik said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognizes National Sports Federations (NSFs) for various sports as per the provisions of the National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI), 2011 and guidelines issued from time to time. Promotion and development of sports in India.

He said that these guidelines are readily available on the website of the Ministry along with the list of recognized NSFs, which are updated from time to time.

Pramanik said the National Code against Age Cheating in Sports issued by the ministry requires the NSF to medically examine all players in age level competitions at the time of registration or allow any new athlete to participate in an event and They are required to issue an identity card. As per his medical report.

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