KATHMANDU, June 14: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel, has said arrangements have been made to provide a budget each to 171 local units in the coming fiscal year for the construction of sports infrastructures.
Responding to queries raised by lawmakers over the Appropriation Bill in today's meeting of the House of Representatives, Minister Paudel shared a proposal has been presented to provide budget to 171 local units in the coming fiscal year by giving continuity to the sports infrastructures programmes as per the government's policy of constructing one sports infrastructure in one local unit.
He further said the concept of sports insurance has been developed in the coming fiscal year for the protection and development of players as well as arrangement of budget has been made to make the medical center systematic in order to carry out treatment of injured players.
Arrangement of budget on various issues including player life insurance, player and training health insurance, player incentive award and allowance for Olympic players have been made this year to encourage sportspersons.
Minister Paudel on the behalf of the Minister for Youth and Sports, Maheshwor Jung Gahatraj, responded to the queries of lawmakers on the issues related to Youth and Sports as Minister Gahatraj is on a foreign trip.
On the occasion, the education minister opined that one school, one sport would be developed from school level for the development of the sports sector.