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Ashok Gehlot lays the foundation stone for the works of connecting 1514 revenue villages.

In a significant step towards bolstering rural development and connectivity, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stone for connecting 1,514 revenue villages with roads at a cost of Rs 2,422 crore. The momentous event took place at the Chief Minister’s residence, witnessed by Public Works Minister Bhajan Lal Jatav and other dignitaries. This state-level program, organized virtually, aims to enhance accessibility and streamline services by bringing offices up to the concerned gram panchayat level online.

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Revenue Villages with Roads

The ambitious project focuses on connecting 1,514 revenue villages in Rajasthan with well-constructed roads, facilitating smoother and more efficient transportation for the villagers. Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department, Vaibhav Galaria, highlighted the significance of this initiative in strengthening crucial services like education, healthcare, and transportation in these villages.

Strategic Allocation of Funds: Targeting General, Tribal, and Desert Areas

The allocation of funds for the road connectivity project is strategically planned, addressing the needs of general, tribal, and desert areas of the state. According to the census data of 2011, 350 or more population in general areas and 778 revenue villages with a population of more than 250 in tribal and desert regions will benefit from the project, amounting to a cost of 1192 crores.

Enhancing Livelihoods and Agricultural Prosperity

By connecting 736 revenue villages with more than 250 populations in heavily populated, tribal, and desert areas, the project seeks to improve livelihoods and agricultural prosperity in these regions. The introduction of new asphalt roads will ease farmers’ access to markets, reducing transportation costs and ultimately boosting their income.

Boosting Industries and Job Creation

The improved connectivity brought about by the road project is expected to drive industrial development in villages, leading to job creation and economic growth. Villagers will have easier access to markets and opportunities, fostering a conducive environment for entrepreneurship and investment.

Targeting Development in Specific Regions

To address the unique development needs of various areas, the project targets specific districts in Rajasthan. The 1,514 revenue villages include 35 in Banswara, 827 in Barmer, 74 in Jaisalmer, 250 in Jodhpur, 5 in Jaipur, 100 in Udaipur, 21 in Tonk, and 21 in Dungarpur, among others.

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