Special Correspondent

TIRUVARUR: Rural sports centres have been set up in 89 village panchayats in Tiruvarur district during last year 2006-07.

The sports centres are being set up either in local school campus or in public place as per the guidelines of the State Government in the village panchayats selected for the implementation of the Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam. Sports materials used by the children, students and girls have been procured for these centres.

The Government has empowered the presidents of these panchayats to use Rs.10,000 per year for the maintenance of the ground, procurement of sports materials and equipment and repairs of equipment. The Government has directed the panchayats to keep the equipments and sports materials in safe custody in the panchayat office.