Since the time Ashok Gehlot has taken over the reins of the state, he has left no stones unturned to catapult the state into the leading state of the Indian Republic. Notwithstanding the adverse climatic conditions, he has been trying his best to develop the state which now leads the country in terms of area, to also escalate the ranks in terms of economy and infrastructure.
If one starts enumerating the achievements that Gehlot efforts have started endowing upon the state, there will be a considerably long list to go through. From making appeals to the national capital regarding the issues of the state to securing the necessary funds vital to the development, he is doing it all and proving himself very efficient in this regard.
One starts to ponder over the small little steps that Mr Gehlot has taken towards realising his dreams for the state of Rajasthan. Credit goes to him and his team for securing an increase in the allotment in the 12th five year plan. The annual growth rate has steadily maintained a positive course. The capital city Jaipur has been in a swan song after been gifted the project of metro. The Dungarpur-Ratlam rail line has helped breathe a new lease of life in the tribal dominated Banswara in south of the state.
The huge oil reserves found in the western region of Barmer have been a huge boost for the ambitious growth plans of the chief minister. But that’s not it. Gehlot would not stop at that. He is trying with all his might that there is an oil refinery in the region. If this plan goes on to succeed, the people of west Rajasthan would benefit immensely in terms of employment, social and economic sector. Talks are on in full swing with the Prime Minister, UPA chair head and Union Petroleum minister.
From securing portable water resources for the Barmer and Jaisalmer districts district of the state to getting cold wave and frost enlisted in the national calamity list, Gehlot has met with considerable success. His demand from the central government for additional power for the state for Rabi crop is well on the way to be approved.
Not afraid to take up issues with the UPA high command or the centre, he has assured that the state will soon become self reliant in the energy sector. The plans have been meticulously thought about as he has taken care of coal allocation for the energy projects in the plans.
He has taken up education sector under his wings as well which is evident by the numerous new education institutions that have come up in the state. The improvement is infrastructure is bearing fruits and the problem of drinking water is being addressed by the concerned authorities.
His vision for growth of the state is commendable and his thinking, awareness, sensibility and problem solving approach deserve applaud. He has not only impressed India, but also garnered applause from NRIs during the Pravasi Conference held in New York.