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Rajasthan is the largest state of India by area. Situated in the North western side of the country, Rajasthan shares its border with the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, as well as Provinces of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan.
Despite being a premium tourist destination, Rajasthan has constantly been facing numerous hurdles in its path of progress. A wide socio-economical divide, large land area and severe aridity of its terrain collectively make it a herculean to enable various welfare related activities across the state. Although Rajasthan has positioned itself among the fastest growing regions of the country, a major share of its population still resides in the rural region and remains untouched by the gifts of technology. Deprivation is commonplace and a sizeable section lacks access to basic infrastructural facilities, such as education, sanitation and healthcare. The problem of high gender inequality persists as women continue to have a lower status than men and are often oppressed. As a result, they have little work participation, both in rural as well as urban areas. Low level of female literacy and prevalence of child marriage add to the burden. Naturally, contribution made by Rajasthan towards the economic growth of the country broadly contradicts its land area.
Need of the hour is to take Information, Technology and Communication to the grassroots of Rajasthan. Digital infrastructure established at even the remotest corners of the state will not only ensure community empowerment, but also provide women the confidence to overcome their inhibitions and to freedom express themselves. Digital literacy would act as a tool that would help women enhance their inherent skills, broaden their knowledge base and explore numerous opportunities to fulfill their dreams. In this way, they would not only enrich their lives, but contribute on a larger scale towards a progressive community.
Capital Jaipur Area 3.42 Lakh Sq. Km. Total Population 6.85 Crore (Rural 75.1%, Urban 25.9%) Population Density 200/Sq. Km. Population, 0-6 years 15.5% Sex Ratio (per 1000 males) 928:1000 (Rural 933:1000; Urban 914:1000) Total Literacy (7+ years) 66.1% (Male 79.2%; Female 52.1%) Rural Literacy (7+ years) 61.4% (Male 76.2%; Female 45.8%) Urban Literacy (7+ years) 79.7% (Male 87.9%; Female 70.7%) Household Size 5.4 Total Scheduled Caste Population* 17.8% Total Scheduled Tribe Population* 13.5% Total Worker Population 43.6% (Female 35.1% ) Total Districts 33 Total Tehsils 244 Total Village 44,672 Total Panchayat Samitis 248
(* The figures are according to 2001 Census)
Kotri is a village with 300 families residing in it. It is situated near the border of Nagaur at the eastern end of Ajmer district. Majority of people living in this area are small and marginal farmers. Land here is saline and not suitable for agriculture as it is being close to Sambhar Read more.
Vijay Mandir is a beautiful tourist place in Alwar, Rajasthan famous for its artificial Vijay Sagar lake and Vijay Mandir palace. On the outskirt of Alwar city many tribal communities are living under poverty and their identity is in grave danger. Large portion of tribal communities remained unemployed and the employed ones are working at the lower stage of tourism industry and theirRead More
Mungaska is the place in Kaman taluka in Alwar, Rajasthan. Rajasthan has its own identity in folk art, theatre, music and tradition. It is diverse in traditional customs. Mungaska is a hub of Bhapang artists. The Bhapang is a plucked monochord percussion instrument and also known as “talking drum”. This art was the best way for entertainment in ancient time. Due to modernization Read more.
Barmer is the main headquarter of Barmer district. Rajasthani is the main language here. Education is a major component of human development. It is important that every citizen has a basic education and also required Read More
Baytoo is a tehsil in Barmer district containing 4000 people. It is lacking behind in transportation and communication facilities. Most of the people are farmers and dependent on seasonal crops. Primary school is available Read more.
Balotra is a city in Badmer district. The town is famous for hand block printing and textile industry and for an annual desert and tribal fair at Tilwara. Literacy ratio here is higher than national average. Most of the people Read More
Abu Road is the tehsil headquarters of Abu Road in Sirohi district, Rajasthan. It has a population count of 50,000 in which male constitute 53% and females 47%. Mainly Hindi and Rajasthani is the native language of people from different tribes living here. Abu road has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than national Read more.