The Kerala government initiated a project aimed at reinvigorating the sports culture in the state by establishing high-quality playgrounds in every panchayat. The ‘One Panchayat, One Playground’ project was launched by Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, at Kallikkad. During the inauguration, he emphasized the significance of a strong sports culture in fostering a robust and contented community.
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More About The ‘One Panchayat, One Playground’:
The Chief Minister announced that the playgrounds will be constructed within three years, with a list of 113 panchayats identified for the initial phase of the project. Each playground is expected to cost around Rs. one crore. The Sports Department will cover half of the cost, while the remaining funds will be raised through various sources such as MLA and local body funds, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and public-private partnerships.
Objective of the ‘One Panchayat, One Playground’ project:
According to the Chief Minister, the playgrounds will serve as a central point for community gatherings and social interactions, which is the primary objective of the ‘One Panchayat, One Playground’ project. The initiative aims to tackle the lack of quality playgrounds in approximately 450 local bodies across the state.
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