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PM Modi inaugurates project commencement of Rajasthan's first Oil Refinery

Jan 16, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the project commencement of the Rajasthan oil refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer district of the state. The project was undertaken as a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Rajasthan government at a cost of Rs 43000 crores.

Rajasthan government to recognise political prisoners as ‘Loktantra Sainani’

Dec 13, 2017
The state government of Rajasthan has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during the emergency period as ‘Loktantra Sainani’.

Rajasthan Assembly passes bill increasing OBC quota to 26 per cent

Oct 27, 2017
The state government of Rajasthan has passed a bill that increased the reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from 21 per cent to 26 per cent. The Backward Classes Bill will provide reservation to the five ‘most backward’ OBC communities.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje expands Annapurna Rasoi Yojna to cover 191 urban areas

Oct 16, 2017
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state. She also flagged off 50 Annapurna vans on the occasion at Ajmer.

Rajasthan becomes 1st state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education

Oct 10, 2017
Rajasthan has become the first state to incorporate skill development programme in the higher education. The state’s Department of College Education in collaboration with IGNOU has prepared 16 courses for entrepreneurship and skill development for colleges in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates to nation 11 completed highway projects in Rajasthan

Aug 29, 2017
During his visit to Udaipur, Modi also laid the foundation stone of national highway projects worth around Rs 15000 crore in the state.

Jats of Dholpur and Bharatpur brought under OBC category

Aug 24, 2017
Earlier, Jat community of these two districts, namely Dholpur and Bharatpur, were deprived of the quota benefits of OBC category by the High Court on 10 August 2015.

Rajasthan becomes first State to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll

Jul 12, 2017
The minimum qualifications for the primary committee members will be class VIII. For district-level committees, it will be Class X.

Rajasthan to launch action plans for reducing infant mortality rate

May 11, 2017
The Rajasthan government will be launching district-level action plans to reduce the infant mortality rate in the state.

CM Vasundhara Raje presented Rajasthan annual budget for FY 2017-18

Mar 9, 2017
No new tax was introduced in name of VAT, Luxury Tax, Entertainment Tax and Entry Tax except an increase of VAT on the cigarette, which was increased by 15%.

RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

Feb 27, 2017
A private hospital in Rajasthan has launched a new medical project to provide quick and effective treatment to patients suffering from heart attacks in the remote and rural areas of the state.

Water Conservation may become part of syllabus

Feb 17, 2017
The Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority has sent a proposal to Rajasthan state government to include water conservation lessons in the state syllabus.

Rajasthan and Telangana win eGov awards

Feb 1, 2017
The CSI-Nihilent e-Gov awards 2017 recognised Rajasthan and Telangana as the ‘Winners of the Excellence’ under the state category.

Rajasthan High Court strikes down SBC quota for Gujjars, 5 other communities

Dec 11, 2016
The reservations to Gujjars were granted by the state after it witnessed violence several times since 2007 during the Gujjar agitation.

Airtel launches India’s first Payments Bank in Rajasthan

Nov 25, 2016
Aadhaar based paperless e-KYC, with no extra documents, is required to open the account. Customer's Airtel mobile number would be his/her bank account number.

Global Rajasthan Agritech meet begins in Jaipur

Nov 10, 2016
Australia, Netherland and Israel will be international partners of the meet. The representatives of these countries will share details about their new technology and agricultural activities with the attending farmers.

Rajasthan HC dissolves state’s OBC Commission

Oct 23, 2016
The order was passed by the court while hearing a writ petition moved by Samata Andolan that challenged the OBC Commission's establishment through an executive order.

Rajasthan becomes first state to introduce minimum wages for part-time workers

Jul 7, 2016
As per the notification, it becomes mandatory to pay 50% of the prescribed a day minimum wage to a person who works for less than four hours in a day. With the notification, part time workers now come under the Minimum Wages Act 1948.

Rajasthan Government launches Mobile App RajVayu on Air Quality Index

Jun 8, 2016
Rajasthan becomes first state in country to launch such app for sharing information about air quality index of cities.

Justice Navin Sinha sworn in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court

May 16, 2016
Sinha was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee as per provisions Article 222 of Constitution after following recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S. Thakur.

Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016 passed

Apr 10, 2016
The landmark legislation will provide statutory backing to land records, effectively guaranteeing land and property ownership.

Kachabali village became first liquor-free village in Rajasthan

Apr 1, 2016
The poll was the result of a campaign that started on Republic Day in 2016, led by the women of the village. The campaign was led by Geeta, the sarpanch, under whose guidance a voting session had also been organised on 29 February 2016.

World Bank approved $250 million loan to Support Electricity Distribution Sector Reforms in Rajasthan

Mar 28, 2016
The loan was granted to support the government of Rajasthan in improving the performance of its electricity distribution sector under the State’s 24x7 Power for All program.

Rajasthan inked deal with Cairn India to provide clean drinking water in Barmer

Jan 8, 2016
As per the agreement, water plants will be established and maintained to provide clean drinking water to more than 800 villages in Barmer.

Rajasthan Government signed 295 MoUs attracting 3.3 lakh crore rupees investment

Nov 21, 2015
The Energy sector got MoUs worth 190000 crore rupees followed by Petroleum with 77657 crore rupees worth MoUs.

Rajasthan, South Australia signed Sister-State Agreement

Nov 21, 2015
The agreement was signed by South Australia Trade and Investment Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Rajasthan government launched the Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy 2015

Nov 6, 2015
The Agriculture Department of Rajasthan Government will be the nodal department for the policy and Rajasthan State Agricultural marketing Board will act as nodal agency for the policy.

Rajasthan Government relaxed two-child policy for government employees

Nov 4, 2015
As per the decision, the state government employees, already having two children from previous marriage, will now be allowed to have one child in case of a remarriage.

Rajasthan government signed 27 MoUs under Housing for All scheme

Oct 14, 2015
Out of these 27 MoUs, 14 MoUs were for promoting housing projects with an investment of 9273 crore rupees.

Rajasthan Government unveiled Rajasthan Startup Policy 2015

Oct 10, 2015
The policy was launched with an aim to establish 50 incubator organizations in next five years.

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