Rajasthan is the largest state in India by area, much of which is composed of the vast Thar desert. Historically, Rajasthan has lagged on several human development indicators. Successive governments have focused on improving inter-state and intra-state connectivity while unleashing policies to attract manufacturing service industries. Rajasthan is the top tourist destination in the country thanks to its rich history of princely states. Aside from the tourism industry, the state is leveraging its geostrategic location to help develop manufacturing clusters along India’s dedicated western freight corridor that will link Delhi to Mumbai.
132,139 sq. miles
$80 billion (USD)
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
Rajasthan permits net metering and net billing arrangement under the renewable energy service company model. The regulations will apply to all grid-connected distributed renewable systems to be commissioned on or after July 1, 2021.
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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
Solar Performance Tracker — Rajasthan reaches 5472.58 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Rajasthan achieves 4326.82 MW (updated March 30, 2021)
While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.
Rajasthan govt announces ban on select categories of pan masala under Food Safety Act; becomes third such state after Maharashtra, BiharPosted on October 9, 2019
The Rajasthan government announced a ban on pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil, and flavored ‘supari.’ Rajasthan has become the third state after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched a scheme under which those suffering from silicosis, a lung disease common among mine workers, will be treated at par with differently abled persons and will get a monthly pension of up to Rs 1,250.
Giving a major boost to medical education in the state, the center approved 10 new medical colleges for Rajasthan. The 10 medical colleges will come up in Jaisalmer, Karauli, Banswara, Alwar, Nagaur, Bundi, Sirohi, Baran, Chittorgarh, and Sriganganagar districts.
The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to launch a new Health Insurance Scheme in the state by combining the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Modi dispensation and the Bhamashah scheme brought during former chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s term.