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  • 24 Nov 2022
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Rajasthan Housing Board Selected for Scotch Gold Award

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On November 23, 2022, Pawan Arora, Commissioner, Rajasthan Housing Board, informed that the Housing Board has once again been selected for the Scotch Gold Award in the housing category for innovations and rejuvenation.

Key Points

  • Housing Commissioner Pawan Arora said that in the past years, through innovations like 'Wednesday auction festival', e-bid submission and e-auction, disposal of more than 16 thousand surplus properties, coaching hub, MLA housing, Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojana, AIS and Due to projects like SS Residency, Jaipur Chowpatty and successful efforts made for administrative reforms, Rajasthan Housing Board has established a new identity.
  • The Housing Commissioner said that in the last three and a half years, Mandal has received many awards and honors from organizations like Indian Building Congress, National Real E-state Council New Delhi, Scotch Group.
  • In the year 2020, under the 'Wednesday Auction Festival', 1213 properties worth Rs 185 crore were sold in just 12 days, 1010 houses were sold in just 35 working days in the year 2019 and the first 5 during November 2021 to March 2022 at Manasarovar and Pratap Nagar Chowpatty. The foot-fall of 6 lakh 10 thousand 670 people in the month has been recognized by the World Book of Records as an international record.
  • Rajasthan Housing Board has got the distinction of earning this honor for the second consecutive year. After the 2021 Scotch Gold Award in the housing category, the Scotch Gold Award-2022 is another link in this direction.

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Foundation Stone of 19 Government Nursing Colleges

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On November 22, 2022, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone of 19 government nursing colleges at a state-level event in Pali. He also laid the foundation stone and dedicated various development works worth Rs 350.50 crore in Pali district.

Key Points

  • Addressing the function, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state government is establishing new dimensions of development in various sectors including roads, water, electricity, education, agriculture, medicine, social security. In this sequence, the foundation stone of 19 Government Nursing Colleges has been laid today. After their construction, the nursing students passing out from the colleges will provide better services in the state.
  • The Chief Minister inaugurated virtual and shift nursing colleges in Barmer, Banswara, Kumher (Bharatpur), Bhilwara, Lalsot (Dausa), Dhaulpur, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Nagaur, Nathdwara (Rajsamand), Pratapgarh, Sikar, Sirohi and Tonk. And by worshiping the land in Chittorgarh, he laid the foundation stone of 19 nursing colleges.
  • The Chief Minister said that the state government has always given importance to Pali-Jodhpur region. There has also been a long-standing effort to develop these two cities as 'Twin Cities'.
  • Efforts are also being made to solve the drinking water problem in Pali city on priority. The third phase of Rajiv Gandhi Lift Canal has also been started by the state government, which will soon benefit Pali district.
  • A large part of the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor passing through the state passes through Alwar, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bhilwara and Pali. In the last term, Jodhpur via Marwar Junction to Rohat was also connected with this project. Industrial areas are now being developed on a large scale in this area. In the coming time, the Marwar Junction-Rohat-Jodhpur node of the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor will be rejuvenated and this sector will play an important role in the industrialization of the state. The arrival of the refinery near this area will boost employment.
  • The Chief Minister said that through the Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme', the common man has got rid of the worry of expensive treatment. About 90 percent of households in Rajasthan come under health insurance, while its national average is only 41 per cent. So far, about 28 lakh families have been given free treatment worth more than Rs 3,177 crore under the Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme.
  • Under the Chiranjeevi Bima Yojana, the limit of Rs 10 lakh has been abolished in complex treatments like liver transplant, kidney transplant, cochlear implant along with free treatment up to Rs 10 lakh. Apart from this, accident insurance of up to Rs 5 lakh is also being given.
  • The Chief Minister said that the state is emerging as a model state today due to the public welfare schemes of Rajasthan. Indira Rasoi Yojana for providing nutritious and delicious food for just Rs 8, Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme to provide employment to the urban unemployed, Indira Gandhi Urban Credit Scheme for interest-free loans, Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching Yojana for free coaching to economically weaker students, free of cost to the students of the state abroad. Many important schemes including Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Academic Excellence are being run for fee studies.
  • The Chief Minister said that more than 1 lakh 25 thousand government jobs have been given by the state government so far in the current tenure. Recruitment to about the same number of government posts is under process and recruitment for 1 lakh government jobs has been announced.
  • The government is constantly working to create employment in the private sector as well. Recently, job fairs were organized in Jaipur and Jodhpur. In this, the youth of the state got jobs on a good package. After the signing of MoU’s worth about Rs 11 lakh crore in the Invest Rajasthan Summit, employment will be created in the state on a large scale.

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