Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren launched Jharkhand Sports Policy 2022 in Ranchi, aimed at reducing bottlenecks from the path of sportspersons in excelling at national and international events.
The sports policy, made for a period of five years, is the second such policy framework in Jharkhand. The last such policy was made in 2007.
The policy aims to create the country’s first sports digital database for all the players of the state, establishment of a sports university, reservation for sportspersons in jobs and educational institutions, and direct recruitment of Jharkhand players to the second, third and fourth-grade state government jobs, assistance money for players and coaches.
Provision has also been made in the Sports Policy 2022 regarding rural sports centres, sports academies, sports science, sports talent search, sports infrastructure development, coach development, physical fitness programme, sports branding and transparency and hosting league matches.
A special initiative will be taken for a road map in football, archery and athletics and State Sports Development Fund will be created to promote the sports environment in the state.