Inclusive Growth through Sports: A Comparative Study of Jharkhand Sports Policy with Haryana and Chhattisgarh

  • Vinamrta Senior Research Fellow, University Department of Sociology, Ranchi University, Ranch
  • Utpal Kumar Chakraborty Assistant Professor (Contractual), Department of Sociology, Abdul Bari Memorial College, Jamshedpur
Keywords: Inclusive Growth, Financial Inclusion and Sports


In recent years Sports area has scaled up to be a lucrative industry from a leisure and recreational activity. For maintaining the
boom in this industry it is very important that sports should be viewed as a good career option by the youngsters. This paper aims to
describe the situation of Indian sports industry and challenges faced by sports persons in choosing sport as a career option by using
the secondary sources. The sports policy of 3 states Jharkhand, Haryana and Chhattisgarh has been analyzed to compare the
various initiatives taken by the state government for sports development because sport is listed as a state subject in Indian
constitution. It is very clear from the features of the policy that what makes Haryana to be the sports capital of the country while the
poor planning, late updation and improper implementation of sports policy can be a growth obstacle for state players of