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16 November 2015

Manipur to get an exclusive sports university soon

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Manipur to get an exclusive sports university soon

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ENA)  With the land transfer formalities nearly complete, the foundation stone will be laid shortly for the construction of a multi-crore university campus in Manipur which when completed will be an exclusive Sports University.

This was disclosed by the Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing a function in Manipur on Sunday.

The State of Manipur is known to fetch the maximum number of medals in different categories during international athletic events and therefore Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come up with the idea of establishing an exclusive Sports University there, which will not only help in grooming the sports talent of the State’s youth but also address the issue of unemployment to a great extent.

Singh observed that the State of Manipur, with a population of around 27 lakh, has a literacy rate of over 79 per cent which is higher than the average all-India literacy rate. But, in spite of this; its per capita income is lower than the average per capita income at all-India level.

One of the reasons for this, he said, is inadequate utilization of the State’s human and non-human resources, as a result of which, there is a mass exodus of youth to other parts of the country and the vast woman potential also remains under-utilized in spite of the level of female emancipation and literacy being higher in comparison to other States of the country.

During current year, under Non-Lapsable Central Pool Resources (NLCPR), 84 projects costing about Rs. 849.79 crore and under North Eastern Council (NEC), 79 projects estimated at Rs. 671 crore are in progress, he informed.  (ENA Bureau)


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