The colourful state of Rajasthan is known for its vibrant culture, historical heritage and folk-art. Regional fairs and festivals make it a point to preserve these gems and pass them to the younger generations. They also attract hundreds of tourists from within the country as well as outside India that reap immense profits for the state. Keeping this in mind Rajasthan government is planning to cash out this opportunity by promoting local fests and celebrations worldwide, a fact shared by Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje this afternoon.
The CM was addressing a rally of devotees in Kota. The occasion was the inauguration of 19th ‘Dwadashvarshiya’ fair, organised in the honour of Fauladi Mata, a local goddess. For those who don’t know, Fauladi Mata is worshipped by the members of Medatval Vaishya community. This fair is held once in 12 years, like the ‘Mahakumbh fair’.
Stressing on the unique diversity of Rajasthan culture, the CM made some key announcements at the rally. She also lauded the natives for their mutual cooperation and understanding. Members of Gurjar, Muslim, Rajput and Pandit communities have contributed their resources (land, water and physical labour) to organise this fair.
- Rajasthan government has announced an online portal to promote regional festivities outside India. The Fauladi Mata fair will be included in the list. This way, the fair would earn worldwide recognition and fetch more tourists for Kota.
- Hailstorms and frostbites have damaged standing crops in Kota villages. CM Raje instructed the Revenue board to prepare Girdavri Report for estimating the amount of damage caused to individual farmers. Based on this report, the government will provide adequate compensation so that farmers don’t suffer from monetary losses this season.
- In 2006, Rajasthan government had announced the Takli dam project to supply irrigation water in agricultural lands. After much delay, the government will start this project within one or two months. Once completed, the dam water will resolve water scarcity issues in the surrounding regions.
Kota can benefit from these projects if they are implemented within the stipulated time period.