Public private partnership model for Infrastructure Development in Sports: Director General, Sports Authority of India

Thursday, March 28, 2019

New Delhi, 28th March 2019:
  The government is exploring and encouraging the investments through the public private partnership (PPP) model in order to develop training and high-performance centres across the country and to build modern sporting infrastructure suitable for the future, Ms. Neelam Kapur, Director General, Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
The collaborative efforts by the private and public sector can promote overall infrastructure development in the sports industry in India.  The private sector is a key stakeholder in the Indian sporting ecosystem. In particular, for sports infrastructure development, private entities contribute towards areas such as development and maintenance of sports facilities and talent development, said Ms. Neelam Kapur, Director General, Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports while inaugurating ASSOCHAM’s National Summit & Awards on Sports Business.
The private sector individuals have opened the academy, sports training institutes which are the best in the world. Today, we have enlisted more than 45 institute’s academies for partnership for training of our athletes, she said. 
Mr Madan Lal, Former Indian Cricketer said, Identification and consolidation of information on existing sporting facilities need to be undertaken to help upgrade and refurbishment. There facilities can then be promoted to ensure better utilisation of facilities and sporting and training infrastructure by potential sportspersons.
Addressing the summit, Mr Shaji Prabhakaran, President, Football Delhi said, India has the potential to transform itself into a global sporting powerhouse with far reaching impact on health, education and tourism. This would require a dedicated approach towards building quality of sports infrastructure. Robust sports infrastructure has a positive impact on not only the development of sport ecosystem for a country but also the community and the economy at large.
Others who also spoke during the conference were Dr Malav Shroff, Olympion 2004, Board Member-World Olympians Association, Mission Olympic Cell & President-Asian Sailing Federation, Mr.Jose Antonio Cachaza, MD, La Liga India and Mr Saurabh Sanyal, Deputy Secretary General, ASSOCHAM.

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