There is no new scheme for Rajasthan in the interim budget of the Central Government. According to the interim budget, Rajasthan will get more money this time in the form of share in central taxes. At the same time, Rajasthan will get interest free loan for tourism development and branding of Rajasthan.
BJP state president CP Joshi has called it a budget for the poor, youth and women, while Congress leader Sachin Pilot said that nothing has emerged in the budget which would give any hope to the public.
This time Rajasthan will get Rs 73 thousand 504 crore from its share in central taxes. In the last financial year, Rs 65 thousand 556 crore were received from central taxes. This time Rajasthan will get Rs 7948 crore more than last time. Which is 12.12 percent more.
Rajasthan will get a budget of Rs 9782 crore for 2024-25 for railway works. In this, work of upgradation and modernization of 85 stations will be done. The work of electrification of railway lines has almost been completed. Projects for modernization of stations are also going on. New trains and new works have not been announced in this budget.
In the interim budget, it has been announced to provide interest free loans for the development of tourist places. The Central Government will provide interest free loan for the development of tourist places in Rajasthan. Rajasthan will get big benefit from this. Funds will be available for the development of tourist places in many areas of the state including the capital Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand.
Tourism is a big sector in Rajasthan and the tourist places here are famous in the world. States will be able to get long term loans to develop iconic tourist centers and to expand and market them globally.
With the development of tourist destinations and their marketing branding, Rajasthan can become a hub of tourism-diplomacy for India across the world. This perception can be created by tourists and heads of state from all over the world continuously visiting the tourist places of Rajasthan.
On January 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron held a road show at major tourist destinations in the capital Jaipur. The announcement of giving interest free loans for the development of tourist places in the interim budget is being linked to this tour.