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Vasundhara Raje announces Rs 147-crore compensation for rain-hit farmers

Sunday, 6 April 2014 - 9:07pm IST | Place: Rajasthan | Agency: PTI
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today hinted at setting up of an industrial hub for sandstone in the Dhabi mining area here and announced sanctioning of Rs 147 crore compensation for rain-hit farmers in the state.
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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today hinted at setting up of an industrial hub for sandstone in the Dhabi mining area here and announced sanctioning of Rs 147 crore compensation for rain-hit farmers in the state.

During her election rallies in Dhabi mining area of Kota– Bundi and in Dug town of Jhalawar-Baran parliamentary constituencies of Hadouti region today, she focussed on local development schemes and assured people the current public welfare schemes in the state would not be stopped by her government.

Addressing a gathering of over 5000 people in Dhabi mining area, Raje hinted at setting up an industrial hub of sandstone in the area and informed her government has sanctioned Rs 147 crore as compensation to the farmers of 817 villages, whose crops were damaged in recent hailstorm and rains in the state.

The compensation amount would be distributed to the farmers as soon as the model code of conduct is lifted, she said.

Raje blamed Congress government for neglecting tribes and mine labourers of the area and promised her government would provide them better basic facilities of drinking water and electricity.

She appealed the gathering to vote for Om Birla, the party candidate to get Narendra Modi elected prime minister.

Birla, a two-time MLA is contesting against Congress candidate Ijayraj Singh of Kota royal family.

She also said the work on village tourism in Jhalawar would soon be started.

Among other announcements, she said, the eligible persons left out of the BPL lists and pension schemes would be included afresh during the review of the welfare schemes.

For obtaining government teaching job, the aspirants must clear only a one test instead 3–4 tests as used to be in past, she said.




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