Vasundhara Raje

  • Vasundhara Raje government exempts food, marble items from VAT 2 days ago

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday announced tax and VAT exemptions on certain food and marble-granite items. Replying to a debate on Rajasthan Financial Bill 2014-15, Raje said weight to area norms for marble and granite was rationalised from 5 kg/sq ft to 6 kg/sq ft in case of slabs and...
  • Vasundhara Raje greets people on the eve of Eid 3 days ago

    Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday extended their greetings to the people of the state on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. "Our diversity is our strength. We, as a nation, must ensure communal harmony and unity. "The holy month of Ramzan is observed by the Muslim community with acts...
  • Rajasthan youth to get aid to start own ventures July 21, 2014

    Rajasthan youths who want to start their own ventures would be provided financial and technical assistance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in Jaipur on Monday. Stating that focus should be on entrepreneurship development along with skill training, Raje asked officials to prepare a work plan. "Skill development programmes should be prepared keeping...
  • BJP MLAs demand safe return of Rajasthan pilgrims from Amarnath July 19, 2014

    BJP MLAs demanded that the Rajasthan government ensure the safe return of pilgrims from the state who were stranded in Kashmir following clashes at Amarnath Yatra base camp near Baltal. BJP MLA Gyandeo Ahuja sought attention of the Speaker and said that nearly 100 people who had gone to the pilgrimage...
  • MISA prisoners to get pension of Rs 12,000 per month: Raje July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced that all MISA prisoners held in the jails during emergency would get a monthly pension of Rs 12,000 from January this year. Raje, while defending her budgetary provisions, said the previous Congress government had stopped the pension but the present BJP regime will...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government - which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project - has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...
  • Gehlot slams Raje for accusing his government of financial mismanagement July 15, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has accused the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on the issues of financial management of his former government and about the projects of oil refinery and Jaipur Metro rail. Reacting to Raje's blame in her budget speech on Monday about the financial...
  • Rajasthan aims 6,500 MW power in next five years: Budget July 14, 2014

    Stating that the cumulative loss of three power distribution companies in the state stood at Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the state aims to generate capacity addition of 6,500 MW power in next five years. Three DISCOMs, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam...
  • Rajasthan government announces road development programmes July 14, 2014

    The Rajasthan government on Monday announced to execute a road development programme covering all the state highways, major district roads and roads leading to tourists and religious destinations. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the Budget 2014-15 speech also announced to develop six roads of 1,000 km as East-West Corridor, establishment of...
  • Rajasthan Budget LIVE: 3 engineering, 7 medical colleges to be set up July 14, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is also the Finance Minister will present the annual budget of the state for 2014-15 on Monday. It was decided earlier at the Business Advisory Committee meeting held in Jaipur on July 11 at assembly. BJP Legislature Party has also finalised this date earlier. Raje has...
  • Vasundhara Raje to present annual budget on July 14 July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is also the Finance Minister will present the annual budget of the state for the fiscal year 2014-15 on July 14. The ruling BJP government decided it at the Business Advisory Committee meeting attended by the Parliamentary Minister RS Rathore, Chief Whip Kalulal Gurjar, and...
  • Raje congratulates newly-appointed BJP president Amit Shah, praises his leadership skills July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday congratulated newly-appointed BJP President Amit Shah and exuded confidence that the party will be strengthened with him at the helm. Raje lauded the decision saying Shah displayed strong leadership qualities and carved his identity at the national level in a short span, especially by...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday directed the Jaipur Metro to maintain the heritage of the city at all cost and said any historical artefacts found during the digging should be kept at the museum in Jaipur. After hours of review of Jaipur Metro Corporation's ongoing project, Raje on Monday said this as...
  • Rajasthan government provides assistance to persons who returned from Iraq July 5, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Saturday provided assistance to four persons of the state, who were stranded in conflict-hit Iraq and safely arrived in the country last night. "As per direction of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, special arrangements were made for their stay in Delhi when they arrived there last night and later...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme July 4, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's suggestion to the Centre to change National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) into a scheme on Friday came under heavy attack from social activists and NGOs. Accusing the state government of acting against the interests of millions of workers, the activists strongly opposed the Chief Minister's...
  • To curb its illegal trade, Rajasthan government declares camel as state animal July 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to declare Camel as the state animal and also to strengthen road network in the state and create job opportunities for the youth. These decisions were taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the last day of the 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar'...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister June 30, 2014

    India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Jaipur on Sunday. "With the entry of small carriers the...
  • Raje asks officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest June 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked government officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest. Government employees should give up the tendency of keeping works pending, said Raje, who, along with her cabinet colleagues and senior officials, has been camping in the Bikaner division as...
  • Government committed to resolve public grievances: Vasundhara Raje June 27, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said she was cautioned against hitting the hornet's nest when she started the 'sarkar aapke dwar' campaign, in which the government is interacting directly with the people to find solutions to their problems. Raje and the ministers of her Cabinet are touring the state and...
  • Vasundhara Raje stops motorcade to attend to accident victims June 26, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday stopped her motorcade and attended to three motorcycle riders injured in an accident while she was passing by the spot at Lalgarh-Jatan, 13 kms from Sriganganagar. Two of the injured, however, later died in hospital. The three bikers were critically injured when they were...
  • Vasundhara Raje pays surprise visit to Lumbasar village June 23, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje paid a surprise visit to a village in the Kolayat tehsil of Rajasthan and interacted with the people. During her visit on Sunday night to Lumbasar village, Raje held interaction with the people of the 'Nath' community living in the 21-house hamlet, which has been electrified under...
  • Vasundhara Raje asks officials to prepare time-bound development roadmap for Bikaner June 23, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked officials to prepare a roadmap for a well-planned and time-bound development of Bikaner district. Raje said this during a 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar' programme on Sunday, a CMO release said on Monday. The chief minister is camping at Gajner Palace here as part of the programme. Raje in...
  • Iraq crisis: Vasundhara Raje writes to Sushma Swaraj over release of stranded Indians June 22, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj seeking her intervention for safe and speedy release of Indian nationals held hostage in Iraq. In her letter on Friday, Raje expressed concern for security of the Indian workers, including some hailing from Rajasthan. She said the...
  • Vasundhra Raje visits Bikaner under 'sarkar aapke dwar' programme June 20, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who arrived to Bikaner on Thursday afternoon along with her cabinet colleagues, said the 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep) programme was a unique initiative by her government to win the trust of the people. As part of the programme, public hearings and cabinet meetings...
  • Vasundhara Raje arrives in Bikaner to address public grievances June 20, 2014

    In a bid to bring government to the people, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, along with her cabinet colleagues, arrived in Jaipur this afternoon and will hold meetings to address people's grievances and take up development issues. The visit is part of the state government's 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep)...
  • Vasundhara Raje to meet the public in Jaipur every Wednesday June 17, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will meet the public in Jaipur on every Wednesday to redress their grievances and complaints, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said on Tuesday. "Ministers will also be present in the meeting," Rathore told reporters after a three-hour Cabinet meeting. He said Raje has issued directions that ministers...
  • Power Minister Piyush Goyal to meet Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday June 16, 2014

    Union Power, Coal and New ~~amp;amp; Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal along with his senior officers will be visiting Jaipur on Tuesday to review the energy sector of Rajasthan, an official release said on Monday. Mr Goyal would meet Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the Secretariat in Jaipur; he will then hold...
  • Abhishek Bachchan meets Vasundhara Raje, discusses Kabaddi league June 16, 2014

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Monday made a courtesy call on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the state secretariat in Jaipur, a CMO spokesman said. Bachchan discussed matters related to the International Kabaddi League with the Chief Minister, the spokesman said. Chairman of International Kabaddi Federation Janardan Singh was also present during...
  • Need to focus on conservation of forest lands through GSI: Vasundhara Raje June 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday laid stress on protection of wildlife and said there was a need to strike a balance between conservation of forest lands and development through Geographic Information System (GIS) technique. All state government departments should go the extra mile and cooperate with each other keeping...