Inland Container Depot to come up at Bhiwadi and Sirohi


The government of Rajasthan has approached the Centre with a proposal for setting up two inland container depots (ICDs) in Bhiwadi (Alwar) and Sirohi. What is Inland Container Depot: Inland Container Depot or ICD’s are inland points away from sea ports equipped for handling and temporary storage of containerized cargo as well as empties. ICD is formed to help importers and exporters to handle their shipments near their location. If the sea port Continue Reading

Rajasthan Tourism: Contribution to economy and new initiatives by state government


Endowed with natural beauty and a great history, tourism is a flourishing industry in Rajasthan. State contributed to over 20% of India’s Foreign Tourist Arrivals (2013-14) and over 36.6 million tourists visited Rajasthan in 2015. Rajasthan also forms part of India’s golden triangle, a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is among the top 10 preferred destinations that travellers have on their wishlists Continue Reading

Public Distribution System-PDS of Rajasthan


Public Distribution System (PDS) is a national food security system established by the Government of India under the Ministry of food Consumer Affairs managed jointly with state governments in India. The primary objective of PDS is to attain national food security. Before 1992, PDS was a general system of distribution with equal entitlement for all consumers. However, in 1992, Revamped Public Distribution System which was converted to Targeted Public Distribution System Continue Reading

Rajasthan Land Reforms: Recent Initiatives

Rajasthan land reform

In 2016, Rajasthan Assembly approved three important bills for land reforms in Rajasthan, Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016. Rajasthan Investment Region Bill, 2016 Rajasthan Land Pooling Scheme Bill, 2016   Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016 The bill aims to provide statutory backing to land records and Rajasthan achieved the status of becoming the first state to pass this futuristic bill. The bill provides that Continue Reading

Rajasthan: Public Private Partnership(PPP) for Economic Transformation


India has systematically rolled out a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program for the delivery of high-priority public utilities and infrastructure. With close to 1300 PPP projects in various stages of implementation, according to the World Bank, India is one of the leading countries in terms of readiness for PPPs. What is Public Private Partnership (PPP) ? Public Private Partnership (PPP) model involves a contract between a public sector authority and a Continue Reading

Agri Tourism in Rajasthan

Agri Tourism

In a new initiative labelled as Agri Tourism, Rajasthan Government is preparing to host tourists on fields to provide a complete hands-on farming experience. The initiative will introduce agriculture tourism in the state, developing both food parks and encouraging farmers to develop their farm fields. Linking the tourism sector to agriculture has the ability to rejuvenate and inject resources for both sectors. Agri tourism will give tourists an attractive option to witness Continue Reading

Rajasthan Budget 2016: Snapshot


We shall begin by Macro Level Snapshot of Rajasthan Budget 2016-17. S. No Parameter Formula & Value 1 Revenue Deficit Revenue Expenditure – Revenue Expenditure 106000 – 112000 Crore – 6000 Crore Exact = -5600 Crore 2 Budgetary Deficit Revenue A/c Deficit + Capital A/C Deficit (Revenue Receipt- Revenue Expenditure) + (Capital Receipt – Capital Expenditure) (-6) +(+5) 000 Crore Exact= 1946 Crore 3 Fiscal Deficit Non Debt Receipt – Total Continue Reading