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Hockey World Cup 2023: MIND BOGGLING spending of 1,100 Crore by Odisha to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: Check DETAILS

Hockey World Cup 2023: MIND BOGGLING spending of 1,100 Crore by Odisha to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: Check DETAILS

Hockey World Cup 2023: MIND BOGGLING spending of 1,100 Crore by Odisha to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: Check DETAILS
Hockey World Cup 2023 – Odisha Hockey Investments: The Odisha government is spending not 100 but more than 1000 crores to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in the state. According to estimates the sports loving state government is spend nearly Rs 1,100 crore for organising the event in January 2023. The state government had […]

Hockey World Cup 2023 – Odisha Hockey Investments: The Odisha government is spending not 100 but more than 1000 crores to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in the state. According to estimates the sports loving state government is spend nearly Rs 1,100 crore for organising the event in January 2023. The state government had invested only Rs 66.98 crore in hosting the last Hockey World Cup in 2018. However, this time, the outlay has been enhanced by 16 times to Rs 1,098.40 crore: Follow FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Live updates with InsideSport.IN.

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Hockey World Cup 2023: MIND BOGGLING spending of 1,100 Crore by Odisha to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: Check DETAILS

Odisha Hockey Investments: In 2018, the World Cup matches were organised only in Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Hockey stadium. However, this time, Rourkela’s newly constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium will share the hosting with Bhubaneswar.

According to official sources, out of the total outlay of Rs 1,098.40 crore, the state is spending Rs 1,010 crore in the development of the Birsa Munda Hockey stadium. The rest is being spent on developing peripheral area in Rourkela city.

Hockey World Cup 2023: MIND BOGGLING spending of 1,100 Crore by Odisha to conduct FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: Check DETAILS

Where the money is being spent? The highest amount of Rs 875.78 crore is being invested in the building of the new stadium at Rourkela. The stadium is at the final stage of construction.

  • Rs 84 crore is being spent on the construction of accommodation buildings.
  • Rs 10.50 crore is earmarked for peripheral development work in Rourkela
  • Rs 13 crore for electrical works in Birsa Munda Hockey stadium.
  • Similarly, the government has provided Rs 17.50 crore to Hockey India for putting synthetic turfs. The turfs are being put up in both Rourkela and Bhubaneswar stadiums.
  • The government will also spend Rs 75 crore on venue management, accommodation, transportation and media publicity.

Hockey World Cup 2023 – Odisha Hockey Investments: Besides, the state will spend Rs 9.15 crore on the development of a swimming pool in Rourkela. Rs 5.39 crore for installing flood light in Kalinga stadium. And Rs 8 crore in the extension of the west stand of the stadium, as per the estimation made by the state Sports department.

In comparison in 2018 far less money was spent on the conduct of the event. The total expenditure in 2018 was mere Rs 66.98 crore. Out of that the Odisha government deposited Rs 25 crore as presenting partner rights fee to Hockey India/FIH (International Hockey Federation).

Only Rs 18.89 crore was spent on venue and event management in the previous World Cup. The remaining expenditure had been incurred on transportation, accommodation, publicity and others.

The state government is sponsoring the national hockey teams since 2018. Since than it has undertaken number of projects to ensure that the marquee event is even bigger and better than its previous edition.

The local organizers is also making attempt to make the tournament memorable for everyone involved. The whole intent would be to make the experience unforgettable for both the participating teams and also common citizens. The state is going to organise several mega sporting and cultural events across the state.

The World Cup will be organised from January 13 to 29 next year in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

 

Follow FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Live updates with InsideSport.IN.

 

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