Odisha spent Rs 261.76 crore to build Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium: Sports Min

NewsDrum Desk
16 Mar 2023

Bhubaneswar, Mar 16 (PTI) The Odisha government has spent Rs 261.76 crore for the construction of the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Sports Minister T K Behera informed the assembly on Thursday.

He was replying to a written question from BJP legislator Subash Panigrahi.

Behera said that while Rs 124.94 crore was spent from the state budget, the remaining Rs 136.82 crore was from the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund.

There was no funding from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, he said, adding the stadium was built by state PSU Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation in 15 months.

It has a seating capacity for 20,011 people, he said, adding that apart from the Men's Hockey World Cup in January, Hockey Pro League was also held in the stadium from March 10-15. PTI AAM ACD ACD

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