Under the flagship Khelo India Scheme, the Sports Ministry is program to establish the Khelo India Centre of Excellence (KISCE) in Meghalaya and five more states. Apart from Meghalaya, five other states of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Sikkim have been recognized in the second stage.
The beginning of this year, the Ministry had identified eight centres including Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telengana and the north east states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland in the first stage. These existing centres will be upgraded into Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).
This centre is steps towards building a robust sports ecosystem in the country which help India’s pursuit of excellence at the Olympics in the coming year.
The centres have been shortlisted based on the facilities provided by the centre. To upgrade the existing centre, the government will extend a “Viability Gap Funding” in sports science & technology support for sports disciplines practice at the centre and also develop maximum 3 Olympic sports per centre.
The six centres include:
Assam – State Sports Academy, Sarjusajai Sports Complex, Guwahati
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu – New Sports Complex, Silvassa
Maharashtra – Sree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune
Madhya Pradesh – MP Academy, Bhopal
Meghalaya – JNS Complex Shillong
Sikkim – Paljor Stadium, Gangtok