Srinagar: The Centre has sanctioned two archery centres for Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir to tap the sporting potential in the area, state sports minister R S Chib said.

"Central government has sanctioned two centres for promoting archery in Leh District," Chib said during a meeting of sports department on Saturday.

The minister also asked the Youth Services and Sports department to come forward to provide adequate archery equipments so that the existing potential in the Leh district can be fully exploited.