As the assembly elections in Rajasthan are barely a couple of months away, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has gone in mission mode for the comprehensive development of the state. Launching the campaign ‘Mission 2030’, the state government has invited suggestions from the public, which it will incorporate into the vision document for Mission 2030.
Making this announcement on Independence Day, Ashok Gehlot highlighted that the state government, through effective financial management, has already extended the benefits of public welfare schemes to every citizen. Now, the state government is setting its sights on ‘Mission 2030’ with the aim of positioning Rajasthan among the top states in the country.
Gehlot said a campaign would be launched to gather suggestions for Mission 2030 from one crore citizens across various sections of society, including economists, authors, journalists, students, government employees, advocates, farmers, laborers, women, youth, intellectuals, and sportspersons.
Gehlot underlined the goal of achieving a significant economic growth of 2.5 times the current level for the state, stating, “In the fiscal year 2018-19, the state’s economy stood at around ₹9.11 lakh crore, which has now grown to approximately ₹14.14 lakh crore. Our target is to further increase this to ₹35.71 lakh crore by the year 2030.”
While Gehlot has been mulling Mission 2030 for quite some time, his emphasis has not been solely on political fiefdom. He expressed, “I am uncertain about who will hold the position of Rajasthan’s CM in 2030, but collectively, we should initiate the process of contemplating and working towards positioning Rajasthan as a leading state within the country.”