Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has a long-term roadmap for sustainable development of Rajasthan. The visionary journey has reached mid-way with numerous milestones on the way of 3 glorious years. The efforts towards laying the foundation for growth and development of Rajasthan have been extremely fulfilling so far.
The journey of 3 glorious years of Smt Raje passed through the corridors of hard work with an aim to succeed in developing Rajasthan. The following schemes/programmes/initiatives were rolled out successfully:
Gramin Gaurav Path:
This is a major project of road construction under which about 2,048 km of road
covers 33 districts. Rs 1,115 crore. ‘Gramin Gaurav Path’ programme focuses on connecting rural roads to main mega highways. Just like towns these rural roads will also have lights and drainage provisions.
OPRC (Outputand Performance Road Contract):
Output and performance based road contract system (OPRC system) ensures proper maintenance and repairs of roads. This will help in maintaining quality of roads.
Dual Airstrip Usage:
This infrastructural innovation enables the airports to have a dual usage airstrip, same runway can be made to run both planes and other vehicles. These airports will also have national highways’ cement concrete road. Earlier, the normal road traffic vehicles were not allowed to use official runways. Nor was it possible for flights to take off and land on basic roads. This will facilitate air passengers in getting connectivity to the religious places and tourist spots where there is no air connectivity. This will also boost educational and industrial activities within the state.
Smt Raje has earmarked Rs. 276.42 cr. for the construction of 4850 new, repairing of
41,932 and upgradation of 611 Anganbadi buildings. She also focuses on setting up 6 hostels for the students belonging to SC and 5 for students of ST categories. Rs. 58 cr. has been earmarked for Madarsas in 8 minority blocks for strengthening of education and health infrastructure. There is an opening up of 901 new Anganbadi centres.
Solar Policy in Rajasthan:
Government of Rajasthan has issued a new “Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy, 2014” with a vision of solar capacity addition of 25,000 MW in the State. The Policy provides a conducive frame work to the Prospective Investors in the field of Solar Power Generation and it is expected that the new policy will enable rapid scaling up in establishment of Solar Power plants in the State. Government of Rajasthan has also supplemented this with investment friendly policy framework for speedy development of solar Energy sector in Rajasthan.
90% People owns home in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan ranks right among the top three states in the country, with 93.22% of the people in rural areas residing in their own houses and only 5.36% live in rented accommodation in rural areas. In Rajasthan’s urban areas, about 80.86% own homes, with only 16.93% residing in rented accommodation.
5000 ROs in villages / dhanis:
Installation of 5000 ROs in villages/dhanis in five years to provide pure and safe water.
Expansion of Jaipur Metro Rail Line:
Jaipur Metro reflects world class standards in regard to safety, reliability, punctuality, comfort and user satisfaction. It provides Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in the city of Jaipur by way of metro rail network. Construction on the mostly elevated part of the first line, called Phase 1A, comprising 9.63 kilometres of route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar began service on 3 June 2015. The expansion of Mansarovar to Chandpole Jaipur Metro Rail line to Badi Choupar (under construction) was approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 1126 crore.
Rs. 35 cr. has been allocated for development of 12 important religious places in phased manner and Rs. 5 cr. for maintenance of Devasthan temples. Special focus on development of temples like Budha Pushkar, Nathdwara and Kaila Devi and Pad Yatra Marg of Ram Deora, Khatushyamji etc.
Annapurna Bhandar Yojana:
‘Annapurna Bhandar Yojana’ is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme for providing
multi-brand products of daily consumption at Fair Price Shops (FPS). The scheme aims to modernize Public Distribution System (PDS) for providing better quality multi-brand consumer goods at competitive prices to the general public through FPS. Presently, more than 5000 rural malls are changing lives in rural parts of Rajasthan.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s mantra of development envisions the need of hour-developing high-level infrastructure both in urban and rural areas. She has a determination to take Rajasthan ahead on the path of development. She asserts, “We had, we are and we will continue our work to make Rajasthan a better place for one and all”.