Telangana Sports Minister V Srinivas Goud today urged the Centre to offer funds towards facilities, infrastructure and equipment in the sports sector, schools and stadiums to encourage sports persons.
From Hyderabad Srinivas Goud has participated in a video conference addressed by union sports minister Kiran Rejiju from Delhi on sports and games. Both have discussed on the need for development of sports and games in a big way.
Srinivas apprised Rejiju of the sports facilities and programs being taken up. As per directions from Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao the sports ministry has taken steps for the sports development. He also informed that efforts are being made to improve improve infrastructure and facilities.
He has sought Kiran Rejiju to release funds to the state for sports development. Goud said that 2 percent jobs are reserved for sports persons, 0.5 reservations being offered in higher education. The minister further said that a sports school is located in 250 acres and developed with all facilities.
Goud urged the Union minister to instruct the officials to release the funds as usual. He also said that the Union minister has responded positively for the release of the funds and necessary support to Telangana State.