The Rajasthan government is devoted to development of tribal regions and the state budget includes “many major gifts” for this, purpose, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday.
The Chief Minister was addressing the Government Community Health Centre’s foundation-laying event in the Pratapgarh district Assembly section of Dhariyavad, where he also unveiled projects of over Rs 11.74 crores. He also laid cornerstones for 10 projects totalling Rs 59.68 crore.
“The state government has not kept any shortfall in the Budget for the welfare of the tribals. The state government has given a major share in the Budget to the Mewar region under the irrigation sector as there is a strong potential for irrigation projects here,” CM Gehlot added.
On February 10, Gehlot presented an overview of the 2023–24 budget to the Legislative Assembly. Gehlot announced that the state government will also set up medical schools in the districts of Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, and Jalore.
The Chief Minister asserted that Rajasthan has become a model state and added, “the state government is successfully implementing the initiatives down to the grassroots level. The Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance has been raised from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh in the Budget 2023–24. Along with this, the insurance amount has also been increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh under the Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Accidental Insurance Scheme.”
The Old Pension Scheme (OPS),which Rajasthan has reinstated out of humanitarian concern, will ensure a safe and secure future of public employees,he said,CM Gehlot stressed that the Centre should also re-introduce the Old Pension Scheme. Mahendrajit Singh Malviya, the minister for water resources development, and Uday Lal Anjana, the minister for cooperatives also attended the event.