In a major decision, the Uttarakhand Cabinet approved the draft of Sports policy 2021 in its meeting on Tuesday. As the policy, the Government would set up centre of excellence for high priority sports in different parts of the State. The Sports Minister Arvind Pandey informed media persons that the State Government would select 300 children (150 boys and 150 girls) between 8 and 14 years of age in every district of the State and provide a scholarship of Rs 1,500 per month to these 3,900 children. He said that similarly 200 children aged 14 to 23 years would be earmarked in every district and they would be provided with a scholarship of Rs 2,000 per month. Under the policy the State Government has made provision of government jobs for medal winners in all categories of international and national sporting events.
The Cabinet took a total of 28 decisions in its meeting held on the day.