Wildlife Protected Areas: Rajasthan

Despite being a desert state, Rajasthan has good network of protected areas. The Protected Areas are declared under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.  Now, Wildlife Protection Act provides for 4 types of Protected areas: National Park – 5 in Rajasthan Wildlife Sanctuary – 25 in Rajasthan Conservation Reserves – 10 in Rajasthan Community Reserves – Apart from these above 4, based on UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) the government has nominated Continue Reading

Wildlife of Rajasthan

Though a large percentage of the total area of Rajasthan is desert and there is little forest cover, Rajasthan has a rich and variety of animal and plant species. This post is collection of information on wildlife of Rajasthan. We shall update important current affairs in the same post. Wildlife of Rajasthan: The Basics  State Animal of Rajasthan: Camel Why: To prevent slaughter, illegal trade and transportation of Camels, as their numbers Continue Reading

Mines & Minerals of Rajasthan

Rajasthan Mines & Minerals: The Basics Rajasthan has deposits of 79 different types of major and minor minerals. Out of these, 57 minerals are being currently mined. Rajasthan is leading producer of: Zinc Feldspar Wollastonite Silver Rock Phospate Gypsum Red Ochre RSMML: Public Sector Mining carried on by – RSMML – Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Corporation. Engaged in mining & marketing of Industrial Minerals. 70% of Boone-China tableware is Continue Reading

Peaks of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is bisected by Aravalli(Aravali) range into two major parts: Southeast Rajasthan and Northwest Rajasthan. The northwest consists of a series of sand dunes covers nearly two-thirds of the area. Aravali range is approximately 692 Kms long, running across Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi. As a result Rajasthan has multiple peaks. Top Peaks of Aravali Hills in Rajasthan The Aravalli’s in Rajasthan are divided into 3 main sections: North-Eastern Aravalli Range Central Continue Reading

Rajasthan Irrigation: List of Medium Scale Irrigation Projects

Below is the list of medium size Irrigation Projects in Rajasthan: S.no River Dam Name District 1 Ahu Gagrin Dam Jhalawar 2 Alnia Hukud Alnia Dam Kota 3 Amlabala/ Local nala Sindroo Dam Pali 4 Arav/ Erau Bhanwar Semla Dam Pratapgarh 5 Banas Bisalpur Dam Tonk 6 Banas Bithan Dam Jalor 7 Banas Dindoli Dam Chittaurgarh 8 Banas Gosunda Dam Chittaurgarh 9 Banas Matrakundia/ Matrikundia/ Matrikundial Dam Chittaurgarh 10 Banas Continue Reading

Rajasthan Irrigation: Indira Gandhi Canal

Indira Gandhi Canal Project: ­ Aim: To rejuvenate to great desert. This project previously known as Rajasthan Canal Project. It covers an area 600 Km long and 45 Km wide of the Thar Desert in North West of Rajasthan. RCP was first conceived on 29 October, 1948. RCP was taken up by the Central Water and Power Commission in 1951. It was came to reality in 1951-53 The physiographic of Continue Reading