Jaipur: Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has said despite of the peculiar geographical conditions Rajasthan is moving ahead on the path of development. Active participation of public is necessary for rapid development of the state and make Rajasthan prosper. He said with collective efforts of all of us our state would step forward on the path of development.
Shri Gehlot was addressing people on the Independence Day here at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. He greeted people of the state on the Independence Day. Before the address he unfurled the National Flag and made inspection of the guard of honour.
Paying tribute to the known and unknown freedom fighters who laid their lives for the freedom of our country Shri Gehlot said our freedom fighters brought us freedom under the leadership of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi who had used non-violence and satyagrah as the weapon. He said terrorism, insurgency, naxalism, communalism and corruption are posing challenges before us and this day reminds us to remain prepared to face these challenges, he said.
Shri Gehlot said Rajasthan is the state which faces various difficulties due to the peculiar geographical conditions and despite of it the state is moving ahead on the path of development. He promised that the state is committed to the all round development with the cooperation of all people of the state.
The Chief Minister said 11 flagship programmes have been introduced in the state during the last three and half years and the "Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Nishulk Dawa Yojana" is being implemented on the historical day of our independence.
Congratulating the people of the state for good rain the has received the Chief Minister said in the areas which have not received sufficient rain and facing drought like situation the state government will take every possible step after the assessment of the circumstances.
The Chief Minister said the state has made unprecedented progress in the higher education sector during the last three and half years. He said apart from IIT in Jodhpur, IIM in Udaipur, Central University in Ajmer, Veterinary University in Bikaner and AIMS in Jodhpur universities funded by the state are being established in the state including Matsya University in Alwar, Brij University in Bharatpur and Shekhawati University in Sikar, Rajiv Gandhi Tribal university in Udaipur, Late Haridev Joshi Communication & Journalism University in Jaipur and Police and Security University in Jodhpur.
He said to take children in the 21st century government has taken various steps. Special learning laptops will be distributed to 35,819 students this year while under Rajiv Gandhi Digital Vidyarthi scheme 10-10 thousand students from each merit list of 10th and 12th class will be provided laptops. He said one lakh students who from the merit of senior secondary exam conducted by the Board of Secondary Education will be provided Rs. 500 per month as scholarship for five years to pursue higher education.
He said the state was awarded with 'Krishi Karman' prize for record production of pulses last year and the Barmer Jila Pramukh was honoured for construction of 44,000 tanks under MNREGs. ....2
The Chief Minister said the GSDP of the state for the year 2010-11 has increased by 10.97 percent Rajasthan has been included in the list of five states which have recorded increasing GSDP. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has also admired it. In the year 2009-10 where Revenue Deficit of the state was 4747 crore Rs. 3300 crore revenue surplus is expected according to the estimates for the year 2011-12 and the income of the state has also increased by 29 percent, he said.
Shri Gehlot said the State Government is committed for delivering sensitive, transparent and responsive governance. 'The Right to Hearing' has been enacted from August 1, 2012 while 58 lakh cases have been disposed within 8 months after the enactment of the "Rajasthan Guaranteed Delivery of Public Service Act – 2011', he added.
The Chief Minister said Rajasthan in the only state in northen Indian states which is providing 25 kilogram food grain per month at Rs. 2 per kilogram to BPL families under Mukhyamantri Ann Suraksha Yojana. 'Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dawa Yojana' has also gained popularity, he added.
He said during last three and half years the power generation capacity has increased by 3801 MW and with increasing capacity in wind energy Rajasthan is moving ahead to become Solar Hub of the country.
Shri Gehlot said state is participating equally for connecting Banswara and Dungarpur districts with Ratlam by rail link. The dream of Jaipur Metro will also come into reality by the year 2013, he added.
The Chief Minister said let us all take resolution on this anniversary of our independence that we would work together for the unity, integrity and prosperity of the state and our country.
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