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Rajasthan Government Unveils Ambitious Plans for Holistic Development of the State

Jaipur: In a bid to propel Rajasthan towards prosperity, the state government has recently announced a slew of initiatives spanning various sectors. With a strong emphasis on good governance, the government aims to fulfill its mandate and transform Rajasthan into a developed state.

*Suraj Samkalp ki Siddhi:*
The government has kickstarted the implementation of assurances, ensuring tangible benefits for the citizens. Notable achievements include providing affordable LPG cylinders at Rs. 450 for women from economically challenged families, granting relief to 73 lakh households. Additionally, there has been an increase in the quantity of meals under the Shri Annapurna Rasoi program, with financial assistance rising from Rs. 17 to Rs. 22 per plate.

*Addressing Challenges:*
Acknowledging the challenges inherited, the government has spotlighted the debt burden, electricity crises, and paper leak incidents. Vigilant measures, such as the creation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to tackle paper leak cases, underscore the commitment to rectify past issues.

*New Commitments:*
Under the banner of 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas,' the government is committed to a multifaceted approach to development. Significant provisions include Rs. 1,000 crore for the establishment/upgradation of crucial facilities in deprived areas, and an additional Rs. 1,500 crore for road infrastructure through the State Road Fund.

*Youth, Education, Sports, Farmers, and Poor:*
Prioritizing the welfare of the citizens, the government has launched initiatives spanning education, employment, and agriculture. From free education (KG to PG) for economically disadvantaged students to recruitment drives for 70,000 posts, the focus remains on holistic development.

*Taxation Relief and Financial Position:*
To invigorate industry and investment, amnesty schemes have been introduced in VAT, Stamp Duty, Transport, and Energy sectors. This move is aimed at fostering economic growth. The budget estimates for the fiscal year 2024-25 outline a total expenditure of Rs. 4,86,615 crore, with a fiscal deficit of 3.95% of the GSDP.

*Tourism and Temples:*
Highlighting the state's rich cultural heritage, the government has allocated funds for the development of religious places, museums, and tourist circuits. This includes projects such as the Maharana Pratap Tourist Circuit and initiatives for the conservation of forests and wildlife.

As the government unfolds these ambitious plans, Rajasthan anticipates a transformative journey towards progress and prosperity. The financial allocations and strategic initiatives underscore a commitment to addressing challenges and fostering inclusive development across the state.

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