From Digitalization to Healthcare, Education, Agriculture and Foreign Investments, Rajasthan CM sheds light on Happening Lifestyle of Rajasthan….
Fiery debates, blunt questions, heart-to-heart discussions and on-stage glamour: Agenda Aaj Tak is back with new celebrities like Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Vasundhara Raje this year. Today, we saw Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje speak her heart out on the journey of Rajasthan, from a Beemaru to a progressive, economically stable and independent state.
This is what the CM had to say about her developmental policies.
What did CM Vasundhara Raje Say on Agenda Aajtak
Addressing a massive gathering, the CM started with paying tribute to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, who passed away yesterday. Having said that, the CM Raje presented a detailed report card on progressive measures undertaken in Rajasthan.
- Digitalization Drive and Healthcare
Rajasthan started its digitalization drive under ‘Make in India’ programme back in 2007-2008. Bhamashah Yojana was the first direct benefit transfer scheme to be introduced in this direction. Government introduced this scheme with the objective to empower women. Needless to say, more than 1 crore 50 lakh families have joined this scheme today. Today, Rajasthan enjoys:
45,000 e-mitra centres in state,
25,000 shops working on PoS machines,
4 crore 60-65 lakh individual accounts.
Today more than 400 crores were spent of Bhamashah medical insurance that provided insurance cover against known diseases, starting from 30 thousands up to 3 lakhs. Government will try to link this card with healthcare facilities. Important features like BP, allergies and health history will be updated on cards so that patients can avail health benefits in hospital. Next, the government plans to introduce preventive healthcare in near future.
When government started this drive, only PNB (Punjab National Bank) came forward to support this initiative. Today, many financing partners have sided with Rajasthan government.
- Foreign Investments
Resurgent Rajasthan, a 2-day mega-investment event organized last November brought it 400 key MOUs worth several million crores. Out of these, 5000 crores have been spent on ground. Projects worth 70,000 crore are under development and about 1 lakh crore MOUs will be spent on solar energy production which is a long-term project.
- Green Revolution
GRAM (Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet) organized this year saw large-scale participation of about 78 thousand farmers from Rajasthan and neighbouring state. Foreign countries like Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan etc. have collaborated with Rajasthan government to share their high-tech agricultural techniques like sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation, solar pumps and smart farms. About 40 MOUs were signed to secure this deal. In future, government aims to organize similar events in each division.
- Water Conservation
Despite being the largest state in India, Rajasthan received just 1% of total water resources, which was insufficient to meet public requirement. Therefore, state government came up with the concept of rainwater harvesting under MJSA (Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan). Within a span of just 1 year, about 53 crores were accumulated via crowd funding and 3.5 thousand villages have more than 1 lakh tanks and wells filled with water obtained from rooftop harvesting system. The success of MJSA can be estimated by the fact that earlier Rajasthan had 25 water-sufficient regions. Today, the number has increased to 50.
Government has reformed education system by merging 200-300 schools together. The idea was to introduce 2 new primary schools in each Gram Panchayat, with top-notch facilities. Government has given special attention to computer training, playgrounds, e-learning and teacher recruitment. Next year, the state looks forward to an elaborate education fest. It’ll rope in learned principals, academicians, professors, teacher trainers, courses, children training, new discussions to empower students. Authorities are striving hard to increase the ‘happiness quotients’ by building up stationary/toy/sanitary napkin banks in state to lure more kids to this school.
- Skill Development
What started as a Mission on Livelihood, with a budget of 4 crore transformed into a large-scale skill development program run by an individual department. Rajasthan was the first state to venture in this direction back in 2005. Today, Rajasthan is the proud winner of skill development award, two times in a row. Needless to say, the state takes pride in its ease of doing business (96%).
- Legal Reformation
Government has dissolved existing 17 laws and reformed into 12 new laws. Special focus was given to labour and education laws.
Keeping the spirit of ‘SuRaj’ alive, Raje vowed to develop a silent, progressive, sound, healthy and novel Rajasthan. This development has already touched 7 major cities including Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur. Raje government now treads on the path of all-round development.