On the evening of Ashok Gehlot led Rajasthan government let us see the welfare governance model of Rajasthan’s Congress government since 2018.
Be it Old Pension Scheme, Chiranjivi Health Insurance, RGHS Scheme or English Medium Govt Schools, all these schemes have provided a cover of social security in healthcare, finance and education sectors for the state population.
Rajasthan is in fact the best state in terms of healthcare facilities and the only state to provide health insurance cover for the entire population. This model of healthcare is something that we haven’t seen in Indian context and it can be a leading example for other states to follow.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserted that public welfare programs in Rajasthan were being discussed nationwide and that his administration was working to offer the greatest amount of relief to citizens in the face of inflation and unemployment.
Gehlot claimed that his government’s priorities were education and health and that these plans for the average person were being successfully carried out in every area.
Gehlot claimed in a statement that Rajasthan’s public welfare programs for health care had made it into a model state.
He claimed that thanks to the Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, the average person is no longer concerned about paying for expensive medical care. The program covers treatment costs up to Rs. 10 lakhs in full for residents of Rajasthan.
According to the Congress leader, the state government is operating welfare programs across the board to offer the greatest amount of relief to the populace. He said that the Chief Minister’s Kisan Urja Mitra Yojana has reduced the electric bill of eight lakh farmers to zero and that the Udaan Yojana provides women with free sanitary pads. The chief minister stated that every resident in Rajasthan would receive access to basic services like water, electricity, health care, and education.
The public welfare has been the focus of every budget for the state government, and the upcoming budget will focus on youth and students, he continued. Every government initiative revolves around improving the conditions of underprivileged groups.
Gehlot was speaking at the inauguration and laying the cornerstone for construction projects at Kanwar Ka Bas in Jaipur, which will cost 68.15 crore rupees.
According to the seasoned Congress leader, the government’s top priority is to provide the state’s residents with water for drinking and irrigation.
According to the chief minister, Rajasthan is the only state to give “gaushalas” a nine-month grant (cow shelters). The state government worked to safeguard cows and other ruminants by effectively preventing lumpy skin disease.
Gehlot added that education is a fundamental requirement for the growth of any society and that the state has also been making steady progress in that area. According to him, students attending Mahatma Gandhi (English Medium) Schools receive a high-quality education for free.
He added that 8 lakh farmers had no electricity bills thanks to the Chief Minister’s Kisan Urja Mitra Yojana.
Gehlot demanded that the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project be given “national project status” and claimed that this would guarantee the availability of drinking and irrigation water for a sizable portion of Rajasthan.
The government is working to promote medical education by opening medical and nursing colleges in every district, according to state health minister Parsadi Lal Meena.
As far as healthcare is concerned, Rajasthan is quickly becoming a national leader. He claimed that ambitious programs like the Mukhyamantri Free Nirogi Rajasthan Yojna and the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana had been launched by the State Government. Gehlot introduced the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Jeevan Raksha Yojna in this series to safeguard the lives of auto accident victims. These state government-announced projects are what make Rajasthan a shining example of progress.
The State Government is ensuring that all these programs are successfully carried out on the ground. To ensure that no one is denied the benefits of the schemes due to ignorance. However, appropriate measures should be taken to raise awareness about them.
Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister, travelled to Bharatpur. At Nadbai in Bharatpur, he laid the cornerstone and officially opened several construction projects during his visit. He also opened several projects totalling more than Rs 95 crore. He also laid the cornerstone for projects worth more than Rs 333 crore. In his remarks, the Chief Minister noted that Rajasthan’s public welfare programs have helped it become a model state. The development of necessary facilities is not being held back by the government. Families participating in the Ujjwala program, holders of BPL cards, and members of the weaker sections will receive gas cylinders for 500 rupees starting on April 1, 2023. Additionally, initiatives are being made to provide ration kits to families in need to cut back on their kitchen spending. In addition, the government is also taking several actions to help the state’s citizens.
The Rajasthan Congress government will likely start a process to change the rural development model from demand-driven works to supply-based initiatives. This would meet the requirement for developing a solid infrastructure in the villages and increase the number of opportunities for rural residents to earn a living.
In order to effectively implement the rural development programs, the State government had also requested that the elected officials and Panchayati Raj officials enhance the three-tier Panchayati Raj structure. On geographic maps, the locations of the current public resources will be noted, and the panchayat bodies will be given instructions on how to create development plans that will satisfy future demands.
Regarding providing health benefits and implementing MGNREGA and RTE effectively—issues that the Congress party has always emphasized—Rajasthan is a shining example of a state.
The state ranks among the best in the nation for providing jobs under the UPA-designed MGNREGA program. Rajasthan is leading the nation and currently employs 42 lakh people in the state for various MGNREGA projects.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has included this program in his efforts to give migrant workers jobs. They are also eligible to apply for employment under this rural empowerment program, which was a relief during the Corona era.
Another important law passed during the UPA era was the Right to Education. When Gehlot was in office before, he fully implemented this law; however, under the BJP, the income requirements for using the program’s benefits were lowered a little. Gehlot has since strengthened the program and raised the annual income cap from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh. More students from disadvantaged sections can now receive free admission to private schools.