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Agro-Processing and Agri-Marketing Promotion Policy - 2015

8,380 sq. km. of Rajasthan falls in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is around 24.50% of the total National Capital Region, the world's second largest urban agglomeration. Rajasthan shares its border with five major Indian states: Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. These states have a combined population of 402 million (year 2011). Industries in Rajasthan have to their advantage, access to this enormous market.


Affordable Housing Policy - 2009

Right to adequate housing is a basic human right as shelter is a basic human need. Provision of adequate housing is emerging as a major thrust area for Government of India as well as the State Governments. Government of Rajasthan accords a very high priority to this task. With all round increase in cost of land, building materials, labour and infrastructure, affordable housing has become a distant dream for the economically weaker and low income groups. Hence the role and intervention of the State Government becomes all the more important.


Breeding Policy in Rajasthan for Cattle & Buffalo 2006-2007

Animal Husbandry in Rajasthan is a major economic activity contributing over 13 % of the total net domestic income. Rajasthan has 108.53 lacs cattle & 104.46 lacs buffaloes as per 2003 livestock census. Some of the nationally recognized breeds of milch and draught cattle viz. Rathi, Tharparkar, Gir, Kankrej, Nagauri, Malvi & Haryana have their home tracts in Rajasthan. The State possesses 6.06% of cattle and 11.20% buffalo of the country. The state produces approximately 8.05 million tonnes of milk per year, which is approximately 10% of total milk production in the country. This indicates that the cattle in the State are of better quality in comparison to those found in other parts of the country.


Biotechnology Policy 2015

Biotechnology hos been influencing all spheres of economic development and con genuinely claim a proud place among the engines of growth in the immediate future. Biotech research-led innovation con power economic development by transforming healthcare,agriculture,livestock management, industrial processing and environmental sustainability.No wonder then that the biotechnology sector is receiving widespread global and notional attention. Both emerging and developed notions ore pursuing strategies to create on all-encompassing 'Bioeconomy' to deliver inclusive and sustainable development. In keeping with globaltrends,the Rojosthon government hos decided to invest both human and f inancial capitol in harnessing this technology to deliver accelerated growth and balanced development through enhanced agricultural productivity, improved human and environmental health and conservation of natural resources. Through the Rojosthon Biotechnology Policy 2015 the Government of Rojosthon aims to assume the role of on enabler by creating on ecosystem that will catalyse a biotech revolutionin the state.


Captive Power Plant Policy

With a view to create an institutional mechanism for providing easy and automatic entry for industry to meet its requirement of energy by setting up its own generating stations, the State Government hereby notifies a Revised Captive Power Plant Policy. This policy supersedes all previous orders/ instructions issued by the Government of Rajasthan (GOR)/ Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB) in this regard. However, in respect of NonConventional Energy Sources Power Plants, Policy as Notified by GOR vide No. F20(3) Energy/98 dt. 11.03.99 shall apply.



Policy for Promoting Generation of Electricity From Wind, 2011

Whereas with a view to promote generation of power from non-conventional energy sources, Government of Rajasthan promulgated a Policy on 11.3.1999. This Policy known as "Policy for Promoting Generation of Power through Non-Conventional Energy Sources". During the currency of this Policy, a separate Policy was issued on 4th February, 2000 exclusively for promoting generation of electricity from wind. This Policy known as "Policy for Promotion of Electricity Generation from Wind". During the currency of Wind Policy 2000, a new Policy was promulgated in April 2003.


Industrial Policy

Rajasthan has been in the forefront of Economic Reforms. It was the first State in the country to adopt the International Competitive bidding route for setting up power projects. It was also the first in the country to announce a State Road Policy, facilitating the entry of private enterprise in the Roads sector. A new, simplified Sales Tax Act has been introduced by the State Government. The Mineral, Marble and Granite policies of 1994 have promoted scientific exploration and exploitation of the State's rich minerals. The Industrial Policy 1994 has brought about a significant change in its investment climate. The Rural Non Farm Policy of 1995 - the first of its kind in the country - has helped focus efforts on growth and employment through rural industrialisation.


Investment Promotion Scheme, 2014

In order to promote investment in the State of Rajasthan, and to generate employment opportunities through such investment, the State Government of Rajasthan, in public interest, hereby issues “The Rajasthan Investment Promotion Scheme, 2014” (RIPS-2014) (hereinafter referred to as “the Scheme”). The Scheme shall promote investment made by Enterprise(s) for establishment of new unit and/or investment made by the existing Enterprise(s) for expansion and/or investment made for revival of sick enterprise.


Information Technology Policy

In the 21st century and the Information Age, a combination of dramatic sociological, political, economical and, last but not the least, technological factors are at play to bring about fundamental and irreversible changes in the entire social system. The scope of these transformations is global. In the times to come, economic power of nations is going to be a function of information technology.


Mineral Policy 2015

A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic substance with a definite chemical composition and a crystalline structure. Minerals are used to make household articles such as utensils, reading glasses, and even precious jewelry, including materials for constructing buildings. Most of the mineral is extracted by surface mining, which includes open-pit mining, strip mining, and quarrying. For ore bodies that lie at a considerable distance below the surface, underground mining is considered. In both techniques, excavating and extracting mineral substances involve costly combinations of drilling, blasting, hoisting, and hauling, as well as measures for health and safety and reduction of environmental impact. The term mining industry commonly includes such functions as exploration, mineral separation, hydrometallurgy, electrolytic reduction and smelting & refining, even though these are not actually mining operations.


Policy to Promote Private Investment in Health Care Facilities-2006

The State of Rajasthan is the largest state in India situated in Northern part of the country. Its population as per 2001 census was 56.4 million.

The state allocates around 40% of its budget in Social Sectors like Education, Healthand Family Welfare, Housing, UDH, and welfare of SC & ST. A sum of Rs. 1100 crore (approximately) was spent on Medical & Health and Family Welfare in 2004-05, about 22% of which was spent on referral health care services.


Policy for Promotion of Electricity Generation from Wind

There has been encouraging growth in development of wind power projects in the State in the recent past, primarily due to prevailing incentives and benefits offered in the afore-mentioned Policies. The capacity build up of 100 MW envisaged in the 2000 Policy is expected to be achieved by December, 2003.

Developers, manufacturers, investors alike have been calling for formulation of a new Policy well before the expiry of the existing Policy so that the momentum gained is maintained. As a demonstration of their continued commitment to setting up of wind energy generation capacity in the State of Rajasthan, developers have shown willingness and registered their applications with RREC for setting up wind power projects of additional capacity of 200-250 MW.


State Forest Policy

The National Forest Policy, 1988 lays down the guiding principles for forest management in all the states of the country including Rajasthan. The peculiar geo-climatic conditions of Rajasthan with vast areas of the state being part of the "That Desert", has not only made it a forest deficit state but also turned forestry to be a very challenging task. In-fact the conservation of forest and biodiversity of the State as well as meeting the livelihood needs of the forest dependent communities can not be addressed without a comprehensive State specific Forest Policy.



Livestock Development Policy

Affirming the fact about the Livestock sector's importance in the State as an engine of social & economic growth, especially in the rural area, a fresh initiative in terms of policy framework is required for the following reasons:

The sector falls under the purview of the State, therefore its development is needed to be taken care of by the State itself with the assistance & direction of the GOI;


Policy for Promoting Generation of Electricity from Biomass, 2010

Whereas with a view to promote generation of power from non-conventional energy sources, Government of Rajasthan promulgated a Policy on 11.3.1999.This Policy known as "Policy for Promoting Generation of Power through Non-Conventional Energy Sources".

And whereas, among the non-conventional sources of energy, Solar, Wind, MiniSmall hydel and Bio-mass have good potential for generation of electricity in Rajasthan and after having gathered the experiences from the earlier Policies and identifying the impediments in the process of generation of electricity from nonconventional sources, State Government has issued a comprehensive Policy for Promoting Generation of Electricity through Non-Conventional Energy Sources, known as Policy-2004.


Township Policy - 2010

In order to promote planned / integrated development of various towns by providing the basic infrastructure facilities and to safeguard the interest of the public at large by ensuring availability of residential plots/houses at affordable prices, the State Government decided to review the existing Township Policy, 2002 and other policies and programmes pertaining to urban areas of Rajasthan.


Tourism Unit Policy 2007

Rajasthan is one of the leading Tourism States of India. The Glorious Heritage and colorful culture of the state is a special attraction for Foreign Tourists. Heritage assets, found all over the state can be utilized for development of Tourism. During the last few years, there has been tremendous increase in the number of Tourists to the State. However the infrastructural facilities have not kept pace. Presently there are 36,000 rooms available for Tourists and by year 2012 an additional 20,000 Hotel rooms would be required for Tourists in the State. With this objective, the State Govt. had in 2006 announced a New Hotel Policy proposing several concessions. The concessions in the hotel Policy 2006 were to be extended to the Star category of Hotels only, whereas several other categories of hotels, heritage hotels and other tourism units such as camping sites, holiday resorts and estaurants etc. are also providing accommodation for tourists.



Water Policy

Water is a prime natural resource, a basic human need and a precious asset of the State. Planning, development, operation and maintenance of all water resources to support the growth of the state economy and the well being of the population, in response to the growing need for drinking water, agricultural products, industrial production and electricity, a general improvement of living conditions and employment is of utmost importance. Planning and development of water resources need to be governed by the state's perspectives. The requirement of utilising all available water resources, surface and ground, in a judicious and equitable, as well as sound economic manner needs a well defined State Water Policy.