Published On:March 17 2023
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Odisha spent Rs. 261.76 cr to build Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium: Sports Min.

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 recently.

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.


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