17 Mar 2023

Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot Announces Formation Of 19 New Districts, 3 New Divisions

Jaipur: In a major development ahead of assembly elections, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday announced his government's decision to create 19 new districts and three new divisions in the state. The Chief Minister made these announcements while addressing the assembly on Friday. With the formation of 19 new districts, the state will now have a total of 50 districts and 10 divisions, the Chief Minister said. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced that Banswara, Pali, Sikar will be the new divisions.

High-level committee was formed to examine proposals 

"We received demands for the formation of some new districts in the state. We had formed a high-level committee to examine these proposals and we have received the final report...I now announce the formation of new districts in the state," Ashok Gehlot told the Assembly.

Jaipur is divided into four districts

Jaipur district has been divided into Jaipur North, Jaipur South, Dudu and Kotputli districts. Chief Minister's home district Jodhpur has also been divided into Jodhpur East, Jodhpur West and Phalodi. Similarly, other new districts have been carved from presently existing districts.
Three new divisional headquarters have been created: Sikar, Pali and Banswara. It is not yet clear which districts will work under these headquarters.

Corridor of Govind Devji temple will be developed

CM announced to develop Govind Devji temple of Jaipur on the lines of Mahakal of Ujjain. Rs 100 crore will be spent on this. Similarly, Pushkar will also be developed. This announcement is being considered very important in the election year. DPR will be prepared for the development of famous temples like Tripura Sundari, Sanvaliyaji, Khole ke Hanumanji, Tanot Mateshwari, Shrinathji, Kaila Devi, Veer Tejaji, Eklingji.

Rs 37 crore approved for irrigation projects

CM Gehlot also, meanwhile, approved Rs 37 crore for various projects that aim to increase irrigation efficiency and prevent water wastage in canals and dams.
As part of the projects, the Kagdi dam in Banswara district will be renovated at a cost of Rs 10 crore. Another Rs 11.73 crore will be used to line the canal from the Gajadharpura sewage treatment plant to Kalakh dam in Jaipur's Kalwad tehsil..
The canal from Mora Sagar dam in Sawaimadhopur district's Bamanwas tehsil will be lined at an estimated cost of Rs 15.03 crore, it said.

Pension benefits

Gehlot said that all pension benefits would be given to the employees on the day of retirement itself. For this, they will not have to go round the offices. Also announced a 10 percent increase in pension for pensioners above 75 years of age. CM Gehlot made several announcements while replying to the debate on the Appropriation Bill.

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