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

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 S. No Peak Name Height (meters) District 1 Guru Shikhar 1732 Mount Abu, Sirohi Continue Reading