UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches ‘One District One Sport’ scheme

Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched One District One Sport (ODOS) on the lines of the highly successful One District One Product (ODOP) scheme of the government.

The scheme serves the two interrelated objectives of the government, including promoting sports culture and keeping the younger generation healthy in the state and providing a platform for sportspersons to nurture their talents and skills in order to take part in prestigious national and international championships and win medals.

Under ODOS, one sport will be identified in each of the 75 districts of UP and necessary steps taken to find district-wise sport-specific talents and hone their skills in order to enable them to represent the district, state, national and international level tournaments and championships, as per a press release from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

With the consent of the Central Government, the sports of 10 districts have also been changed to include them in the ODOS scheme. In the Khelo India Center of all these districts, the honing of the talents of players is going on under the supervision of skilled coaches. The rest will be done with the implementation of the new sports policy in near future.

ODOS Scheme (Sports & District)

  1. Wrestling – Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Chandauli, Baghpat, Aajgarh, Deoria, Maharajganj
  2. Athletics – Mainpuri, Firozabad, Jaunpur, Bhadohi, Sambhal, Sitapur, Kasganj, Unnao, Ayodhya, Kaushambi, Etah, Amethi, Rampur, Siddharthnagar, Santakbirnagar, Chitrakoot, Basti, Hamirpur, Hapur, Meerut, Ghazipur, Shamli, Ballia and Muzaffarnagar
  3. Hockey – Pratapgarh, Mau, Bareilly, Lucknow, Rae Bareli, Hardoi, Farrukhabad, Moradabad, Balrampur, Etawah and Ghaziabad
  4. Table Tennis – Agra, Kanpur
  5. Badminton – Aligarh and Gautam Budh Nagar
  6. Weightlifting – Mirzapur and Bijnor
  7. Boxing – Bulandshahr and Kushinagar
  8. Archery – Sonbhadra and Lalitpur
  9. Football – Hathras
  10. Swimming – Pilibhit
  11. Shooting – Banda
  12. Kabaddi – Kannauj
  13. Lawn Tennis – Prayagraj