In a conscious effort to woo non-resident Rajasthanis, the Congress government in Rajasthan is planning to provide NRR cards to the diaspora in the state. The card would serve as a unique identity document for the non-resident Indians from the state. It aims to give them special privileges under the Non-Resident Rajasthani (NRR) policy.
On October 7, while launching Rajasthan’s first NRR policy, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged the NRRs to remain connected with their motherland. The launch was part of the inaugural session of the two-day ‘Invest Rajasthan’ Summit in Jaipur.
The policy, formulated on the Five-C concepts of connect, culture, community, care, and contribution, aims to bring over one lakh NRRs under the Rajasthan Foundation in the next five years. The Foundation was set up by the state government in 2001.
The major initiatives under NRR policy are ‘Mhari Dani’ through which the NRRs will be able to voluntarily contribute to development works in towns and villages and ‘Pravasi Mitra’ through which the NRRs in various countries would provide strategic mentoring and guidance to people of their land.
A Pravasi Rajasthani Kendra will be set up in Jaipur and NRR cells will be formed in the districts. ‘Rajasthani Pravasi Bhawans’ in selected cities of the country and abroad have also been proposed.
Rajasthan State Industries minister, Shakuntala Rawat said, “Our new NRR policy proposes to engage NRRs in the economic, social, and cultural development of the state and work out plans to forge a beneficial relationship with them.”
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