The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that development and maintenance of sports infrastructure such as sports stadia, etc., are the primary responsibility of the State  Governments. However, the Government of India is maintaining, through the Sports Authority of India (SAI), five stadia in Delhi namely Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Dr. Shyama Prasad MujherjeeSwimming Pool Complex and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range,  These five international standard stadia are mainly used for training/preparation of elite athletes for participating in international tournaments/games and for holding international events. Qualified coaches of SAI are working in all these five stadia.  SAI is having regional training Centres across the country and operating various sports promotional schemes, wherein only qualified coaches have been posted.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jitendra Singh said, upon demand of the State Governments, SAI had also provided qualified coaches to their State and district Coaching Centres across the country.  Since SAI was facing acute shortage of Coaches, a policy decision was taken to provide coaches for SAI’s won schemes only.  However, around 259 SAI’s coaches are still working in various State Coaching Schemes (SSC) and University Field Schemes (UFS).  The State-wise details of number of SAI’s coaches under SSC and UFS are as under:



S.No. State/UTs Number of Coach
1. Andhra Pradesh 01
2. Assam 06
3. Bihar 02
4. Chandigarh 25
5. Daman and Diu 02
6. Delhi 11
7. Goa 05
8. Gujarat 07
9. Haryana 17
10. Himachal 22
11. Jammu & Kashmir 10
12. Jharkhand 07
13. Karnataka 18
14. Kerala 05
15. Madhya Pradesh 06
16. Maharashtra 05
17. Manipur 01
18. Meghalaya 01
19. Odisha 07
20. Punjab 38
21. Rajasthan 15
22. Tamil Nadu 12
23. Tripura 11
24. Uttar Pradesh 06
25. Uttrakhand 10
26. West Bengal 09
27.    Total 259



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One comment on “Qualified Sports Coaches

  1. Chandigarh 25, Himachal 22, Harayana 17, J&K 11, UP 6, Bihar 2. Figures are self explanatory of poor state of sports in UP & Bihar

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