New Delhi, Dec.21 (ANI): Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is making herculean efforts to make Rajasthan the leading state of the country.
Gehlot is sparing no effort in Delhi to find a solution to issues connected with the state. It is because of these efforts that the annual plan of Rajasthan has shown a continuous increase in its outlay and at the same time the size of 12th Five Year Plan has also increased.
The capital of the state, Jaipur, has got the gift of a Metro Rail, while on the other hand, the Dungarpur-Ratlam rail line has been inaugurated by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, thereby realising the dream of rail in tribal-dominated Banswara in southern Rajasthan.
Similarly, the fortune Western Rajasthan has also changed and commercial production of oil been made possible there due to the huge oil reserves found in Barmer.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated this venture.
Gehlot is making continuous efforts to realise the dream of setting up an oil refinery in Barmer and has been requesting regularly the UPA Chairperson, the Prime Minister and the Union Petroleum Minister to intervene so that the fortunes of Western Rajasthan change for the better socially and economically.
It is only due to the efforts of the Chief Minister that the people of Barmer and Jaisalmer districts are getting potable water.
Likewise success has been achieved in getting cold wave and frost included in the natural calamity list due to the efforts of the chief minister.
Gehlot raised this issue with the Union Home Minister in the National Development Council meeting, as a result of which the Centre has accepted this demand of the State Government. Similarly the Union Government has accepted in principle the demand of additional power allocation to Rajasthan from the un-allotted quota of the Centre for the Rabi crop, because of the efforts of the Chief Minister.
Gehlot has initiated many ambitious projects in the power sector,especially when it comes to super critical projects in the government and the private sector.
The chief minister has also speed up the work of AIIMS and IIT in Jodhpur.
Gehlot is constantly putting pressure on the Centre for the solution of the biggest problem of Rajasthan, the drinking water.
He has raised these issue emphatically before Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and other members of the Planning Commission. (ANI)