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

Wildlife Protected Areas: Rajasthan

Wildlife map of 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

Female Foeticide in Rajasthan: Social Issue

Female foeticide is the abortion of a female foetus, after sex determination test, outside of legal methods. Female foeticide has been linked to the arrival, in the early 1990s, of affordable ultrasound technology and its widespread adoption in India. By one of the estimate since 1990, more than 10 million female fetuses may have been illegally aborted in India  and 500,000 girls were being lost annually due to female foeticide. Female Foeticide in Rajasthan Continue Reading

National Family Health Survey NFHS-4: Rajasthan

The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health and nutrition for India and each State / Union territory. NFHS-4, for the first time, provides district-level estimates for many important indicators. The NFHS-3 was conducted in 2005-06. After a gap of 10 years, NFHS-4 (2015-16) has been released recently by the ministry of health. Key Observations for Rajasthan from NFHS-4: NFHS-4 fieldwork Continue Reading

Rajasthan State Formation: Post Independence

Post 1947 Unification of Rajasthan: Formation of state of Rajasthan Before Independence, Rajasthan was Rajputana consisting of twenty-two small and big Princely States. On 5th July 1947 the State Secretariat was established with V. K Menon as its Secretary. In August 1947, at the time of Independence, Rajasthan included 19 princely state & 3 thikanas (Chiefships) of Neemrana, Lava & Kushalgarh. Though these Princely States were declared to have been annexed Continue Reading