Inflation relief camps to be organised in Rajasthan from Monday: CM Gehlot


Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will inaugurate inflation relief camps, to be organised in the state from April 24 to June 30 with an aim to provide relief to people from rising prices, officials said on Sunday.

The chief minister will launch the camp at Mahapura village panchayat of Sanganer here on Monday.

In a statement, Gehlot said that the main objective of these camps is to empower the common people by giving them complete information about their rights, schemes and their eligibility.

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The general public and the deprived sections will be provided relief from inflation by connecting them with the public welfare schemes of the state government.

He said that the common people will get the benefit of 10 public welfare schemes in the camps, which will provide relief from the rising inflation.

Registration has been made mandatory in the camps to join the 10 public welfare schemes run by the state government. For the convenience of the common people, a person from any district can register in the camps of other districts also through the Rajasthan government’s Jan Aadhar card, he said.

In the state, 2,000 permanent inflation relief camps will be set up by the district administration at government offices and public places.

A two-day inflation relief camp will be organised in 11,283 gram panchayats and 7,500 wards each as per the calendar.

Adequate counters will be set up in these camps for registration and distribution of the Chief Minister’s Guarantee Cards’.

In another decision, the state government has made a provision of Rs 592 crore under various schemes for farmers’ welfare.

Gehlot has approved the proposal for financial provisions to ensure the progress of the farmers, an official statement said.

Rs 4.50 crore has been allocated for spraying nano urea by drone. At the same time, 5 lakh landless labourers will be given a grant of Rs 5,000 per family to buy manual agricultural machinery. In this, the state government will spend Rs 250 crore.

In the financial year 2023-24, the state government will provide agricultural machinery worth Rs 250 crore to one lakh farmers. Along with this, a grant of up to Rs 4 lakh will be given to agriculture course graduate unemployed youths for providing 1,000 drones.

Drones will also be made available to the Farmers Production Organization (FPO) and Custom Hiring Centers. A provision of Rs 588 crore has been made from the Farmers Welfare Fund and Rs 4.60 crore (state share) under the National Agriculture Development Scheme in all these schemes by the state government.

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