Tag: Rajasthan

Rajasthan government to provide interest-free loan to street vendors

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has introduced a scheme to provide interest-free loan up to Rs 50,000 to street vendors, people in the age group of 18-40 years working in the service sector and unemployed of urban areas hit by Covid-19-induced financial crisis. In compliance with the budget announcement made by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the […]

Rajasthan government to roll out health insurance coverage scheme on May 1

JAIPUR: Rajasthan will roll out its ambitious universal health insurance coverage scheme on May 1, the registration process for which will start from April 1, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday. Under the scheme, announced in the state budget for 2021-22 by Gehlot, every family will get an insurance cover of Rs five lakh […]

Five more states get additional borrowing of Rs. 2,094 crore

NEW DELHI: Reform linked additional borrowing permissions are stimulating reforms in Power Sector in the states. As a part of reform process, five more states namely, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have successfully met the target set by the Ministry of Power for reduction in Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses or achieved the […]

Ashok Gehlot clears proposal to make marriage registration process simpler in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: Additional district marriage registration officers and block marriage registration officers will be appointed according to requirements and the process of marriage registration will be simplified in Rajasthan. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved a proposal for the necessary amendments to the Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act 2009, according to a release issued by […]

Bird flu: Modi government asks all states to be prepared for any eventuality

NEW DELHI:The Narendra Modi (Centre) on Thursday said bird flu has been confirmed only in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh so far, but all states should be prepared for any eventuality. States have been told to ensure sufficient stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations. They have also been asked […]

Six IAS officers transferred in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: In a minor administrative reshuffle, six Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers were transferred in Rajasthan. Senior IAS officer Dr Samit Sharma was appointed as Jaipur Divisional Commissioner. He replaces Dr Rajesh Sharma who has been appointed as Jodhpur divisional commissioner, as per the department of personnel order issued on Sunday night. Nannumal Pahadia […]

Rift in NDA in Rajasthan as Nagaur Lok Sabha MP supports farmers protest

JAIPUR: Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, convenor of the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party that is part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), on Thursday said that the central government should lend its ear to the farmers and roll back the farm laws passed in Parliament recently. In his tweet, Beniwal said, “The central government needs to withdraw […]

Rajasthan government, Gujjars agree upon 14 points of reservation demand

NEW DELHI: A delegation of Gujjar leaders on Saturday held talks with the Rajasthan government following which a consensus was reached on 14 points of the reservation demand made by the community. Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla, however, was not present in the meeting. The development comes amid an agitation call given by the […]

ADB approves $300 million loan to develop Rajasthan’s secondary towns

MANILA: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar (about Rs 2,200 crore) loan to finance inclusive water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in secondary towns of Rajasthan. The project is expected to build citywide access for improved water supply services for about 5.7 lakh people and enhanced sanitation services for […]

Making efforts to fulfil promises made to Rajasthan people: Ashok Gehlot

JAIPUR:Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the government is aware of its promises made to the people of the state and is making sincere efforts to implement them. Gehlot on Friday held a review meeting with the council of ministers. In the meeting, Home Minister of Chhattisgarh Tamradhwaj Sahu and MP from Punjab Amar […]

Restaurants, electronic, sweet shops to open in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI:Although the fourth phase of the lockdown is yet to begin from May 18, the state government in Rajasthan has extended the scope of exemption to bring the business back on track. From Thursday, restaurants, sweet shops, hardware and construction shops, AC-coolers, TVs, electronics, electronic repairs and automobiles can be opened in the state. […]

Travel guidelines eased in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has relaxed guidelines for movement of people in the state during the lockdown period, allowing inter-district and intra-district travel for permissible activities from 7 am to 7 pm without pass. However, this exemption will not be available in curfew areas. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot cleared the new guidelines late on Sunday […]

Rajasthan government to pay migrant workers’ train fare

NEW DELHI:The Rajasthan government on Monday said it will pay the train fare for migrant workers heading home amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the state government took the decision following directions from Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “On the directions of Congress president Sonia Gandhi ji, we have decided that the state […]

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