Rajasthan celebrates Independence Day

Rajasthan on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and fervour throughout the state.

Published: 15th August 2017 11:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 11:46 AM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje (File | PTI)

By IANS

JAIPUR: Rajasthan on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and fervour throughout the state.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje unfurled the national flag at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here and highlighted the policies of her government in a speech.

The Chief Minister said: "Various steps are being taken to improve infrastructure in the state including road network."

She said steps were being taken to boost investment in the state, Raje said. "We organised Resurgent Rajasthan in 2015... which was very positive."

"We have taken various steps for setting up of a refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in the state. We also plan to enter into a joint venture in this regard soon," Raje said.

"We are providing skill development facilities to the youth in a big way," Raje said while addressing a large gathering of city residents, school children and others here.

"We organised the Festival of Education few days back to improve education in the state, likewise we are taking various steps to generate employment...," she added.

She said the Information Technology infrastructure in Rajasthan was also being strengthened. Every village was being made IT-enabled, she added.

She also talked about Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan in her speech and said that it has helped the state from both drought as well as floods. 

Water harvesting and conservation works were being implemented under the programme to prevent drought in Rajasthan villages by carrying out watershed-wise water budgeting for permanent solution.

She urged people to undertake the "Clean and Green Rajasthan" campaign. Raje also honoured police and government officers on the occasion. 

Cultural programmes and other events were also organised across the state.

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