Govt allots Rs 108 cr for sports village

By PTI Published on Aug 01, 2018 11:49 AM IST

Tirunelveli: The Tamilnadu government has allotted Rs 108 crore to set up a sports village on 175 acres of land, owned by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, near here.

A swimming pool would also be built in the sports village by the Tamilnadu Sports Development Authority and the university.

State Higher Education Minister K P Anbazhagan yesterday laid the foundation stone for the Rs 5-crore world-class swimming pool. This would be the second world-class pool, next only to the one at Velachery in Chennai.

The project is to be completed in six months. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Tamilnadu stood first among all States in the gross enrollment ratio for higher education.

During 2017-2018, the gross enrolment ratio of higher education in the country was 25.8 per cent while the State average was 48.6 per cent, he said.