Rajasthan—once an enfeebled ‘BIMARU’ state has successfully surpassed the shackles restricting its growth. Reforms are the new way of life in the desert. Transformations in key sectors of development, such as education, healthcare, employment, and agriculture have empowered Rajasthan’s growth. In due time, Raje-led Rajasthan emerged as a powerful, economically sound and stable state.
The change began at ground-level, as the government targetted villages, towns, and districts to conjure up an appealing image for investors. There was a drastic reduction in forgery and poverty, business, skills, and agriculture flourished in Raje’s visionary leadership. Rajasthan has 33 districts. 5 out of these surpassed their counterparts, witnessing drastic improvement over the years.
Here’s a list of top 5 ‘most progressive’ districts of Rajasthan.
Baran leads the agriculture sector of Hadouti region. The district has the maximum number of agricultural laborers. Moreover, it shows the highest GDP per capita income. In terms of ‘net sown area’, the district ranks fifth. Also, it is the ninth largest producer of maize and wheat in Rajasthan.
Based on the results of a survey conducted in 2016, Tonk and Chittorgarh are pioneers of the education revolution in Rajasthan. Tonk fared better than Chittorgarh in 3 out of 5 parameters, thus bagging the top spot.
Compared to Chhitorgarh, Tonk has:
- The 2nd highest ratio of girls to boys students
- The 3rd highest teacher-to-pupil ratio
- The 8th largest number of schools available per 1000 people
Nevertheless, Ganganagar and Chittorgarh are not far behind. These districts are expected to give a tough competition to Tonk.
Hanumangarh, an ardent follower of ‘health is wealth’ mantra, ranks first in the healthcare industry. The survey results of 2013 reveal that Hanumangarh fared well in the following categories:
- Highest use of contraception: First Rank
- Awareness regarding AIDS/HIV: First Rank
- Children between 12 and 23 months having an immunization card: First Rank
- Number of Deliveries attended by skilled hospital personnel: Second Rank
- Lowest Infant Mortality Rate: Second Rank
Deteriorating law and order has been a major source of concern for Rajasthan government. Despite sharing its boundary with the neighbors (Pakistan), Jaisalmer has been the best district in the context of law and order.
The ‘golden city of Rajasthan’ recorded the lowest number of cognisable crimes, abduction, and kidnapping cases. It has the second lowest number of rape cases and crime against women. On the whole, the city is a safe haven for tourists.
Pink city Jaipur happens to be the infrastructure cluster of Rajasthan. Having the highest percentage of pucca houses, Jaipur invites tourists and investors from all over the world. The capital city fares well in the following categories:
- Number of households with electricity connection
- Number of households with landline connection
- Number of highways and roads
- Number of bank branches per 1000 population
- Ease of commuting
Overall, the northern districts of Rajasthan seem to fare better than the southern districts. But much needs to be done. A determined government will leave no stone unturned, when it comes to Rajasthan’s happiness index! In the coming times, Rajasthan will surely emerge as the growth capital of India.