Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the public welfare schemes of Rajasthan are being praised all over the country. The Right to Health, the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana in which free treatment up to Rs 25 lakh and social security pension of minimum Rs 1000 and other schemes are providing economic and social support to the people of the state.
Gehlot was addressing the function of foundation stone laying and dedication to nation various projects in Nathdwara in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that worries of people were removed by making food security, right to information, right to education and employment guarantee law under the leadership of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Similarly, the present Central Government should also implement a uniform right to social security and right to health act in the country. He said that the state government is providing gas cylinders for Rs 500 to provide relief from inflation to the families registered in the Ujjawla scheme and such a scheme should be started by the central government.
Gehlot said that due to efficient basic infrastructure management, the roads of Rajasthan are many times better than Gujarat. He said that the state government along with construction of new roads in the state is working on strengthening the roads. This has given pace to economic and industrial development. Rajasthan stands second in the economic growth rate in the entire country because of its efficient financial management, policies and schemes.
The chief minister said that availability of water for drinking purposes and irrigation is very important in 13 districts of Rajasthan. The state government is carrying forward the works of the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). He urged the prime minister to announce ERCP as a national project, so that work gets pace and the general public gets water on time. The central government should mediate in this. Rajasthan is also ahead in Centre’s Jal Jeeva Mission.
The chief minister also requested to release gazette notification at the earliest in regard to declaring 50 roads of Rajasthan as the national highways. He said that earlier with unigauge policy, a network of broad gauge was laid on all the four sides of Rajasthan, due to which development of the state took place. Now Rajasthan will become economically strong with the laying of foundation stone of rail projects in Nathdwara.
Gehlot urged the prime minister to get the work of Dungarpur-Ratlam-Banswara railway line project completed and the state government has also given Rs 250 crore for it, but the work did complete soon. Karauli, Tonk, Nasirabad (Ajmer) should be connected with rail line projects. He said that after the laying of foundation stone of mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) coach factory in Bhilwara, the work was stopped and it should be restarted again.
The chief minister said that a welfare fund of Rs 200 crore has been made by bringing a law for the security of (Gig Workers) home delivery persons of Ola, Uber and other companies in Rajasthan and the central government should also implement this.