The Odisha government is infusing over Rs 2,500 crore in building sports infrastructure. This includes 90 indoor stadia in urban local bodies (ULBs).

The state government is building India’s first indoor athletic stadium, indoor aquatic centre, high performance centres for hockey, badminton, weightlifting, gymnastics, athletics, and training centres for hockey, football, swimming, gymnastics, among others.

The project will contribute towards the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of creating a new identity for state through sports and productively engaging the youth through sports as a major platform.

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