Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Announces 19 New Districts, 50 Total in the State
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Friday the creation of 19 new districts in the state. The new districts will be formed by connecting villages with more than 500 population through asphalt roads, opening 500 new sub-health centers, and upgrading hundreds of schools. Gehlot made these announcements in his reply after discussing the Rajasthan Appropriation (Number-2) Bill 2023 and the Rajasthan Finance Bill 2023.
The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan being the largest state of the country geographically, has many districts where the distance from the remotest corner of the district headquarters is more than 100 kilometers. Due to this, the common man has to face difficulties. Moreover, the high population of many districts makes it difficult for the administration to reach every family. By creating smaller districts, monitoring/control over administration, management and law and order becomes easy and smooth.
Gehlot also announced the formation of four new districts in Jaipur district as Jaipur North, Jaipur South, Dudu, and Kotputli-Behror. Similarly, three districts, Jodhpur East and Jodhpur West, and Phalodi in Jodhpur district, Anupgarh in Sriganganagar district, Balotra in Barmer district, Beawar and Kekri in Ajmer district, Deeg in Bharatpur district, Didwana-Kuchaman in Nagaur district, Gangapur City in Sawaimadhopur district, Khairthal in Alwar district, Neem Ka Thana in Sikar district, Salumber in Udaipur district, Sanchore in Jalore district, and Shahpura in Bhilwara district were declared as new districts.
Gehlot stated that various states of the country have been ahead of Rajasthan in creating new districts, and recently West Bengal, a smaller state than Rajasthan geographically, has also announced seven new districts. Therefore, demands have been received from many places in the state to form new districts. Gehlot said that after a detailed study and discussion of all the proposals received in this regard and the structure of the present administrative units of the state, he announced the formation of new districts in the state.
Gehlot said that due to the formation of 19 new districts in this way, there will be a total of 50 districts in the state. All of these have contact with the state headquarters through the divisional headquarters. Therefore, with a view to strengthen this arrangement, he also announced the creation of three new divisions in the state - Banswara, Pali, and Sikar. Two thousand crore rupees are proposed to be spent in the first phase to provide strong infrastructure and human resources to these new administrative units (district and divisional headquarters) without delay.
Gehlot said that in the last four years, by strengthening the state's infrastructure, providing social security to the common people and the needy, and providing livelihood resources along with development in the social sector, Rajasthan has been made a model state of the country by bringing prosperity in the state. It is their commitment to provide sensitive, accountable and transparent administration in the state.
In conclusion, Gehlot's announcement of the creation of 19 new districts in Rajasthan, connecting villages with more than 500 population by asphalt road, opening 500 new sub-health centers, upgrading hundreds of schools, and creating three new divisions in the state is expected to make monitoring/control over administration, management and law and order easy and smooth. Furthermore, it is expected to strengthen the state's infrastructure, provide social security to the common people and the needy, and provide livelihood resources, leading to prosperity in the state.