Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) U Sports founder Ronnie Screwvala and its co-founder and CEO Supratik Sen are in talks with the Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs for creation of a federation for e-sports. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

With 206 million gamers, 10 million serious gamers and 300 million e-sports fans across the world, the e-sports segment has grown over the years. Also Read - Ammunition Will be Delivered at Your Doorstep: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tells Shooters

Taking a note of it, Screwvala and Sen are in conversation with the Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry for formation of the E-Sports Federation of India, a media release issued here said today. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

The aim is to create a single internationally and nationally recognised body for India that will positively help shape the future of competitive gaming, the release added.

Their plan is to achieve the aim with the endorsement of Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the release said.

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