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STATE PROFILE : Rajasthan

STATE PROFILE

Rajasthan is a vibrant, exotic state where tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert. It has an unusual diversity in its entire forms- people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, cuisine and physiography. The land is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palace havelis, rich culture and heritage, beauty and natural resources. It is a land rich in music, Dance, Art & Craft and Adventure, a land that never ceases to intrigue & enchant.There is a haunting air of romance, about the state, which is palpable in its every nook and corner. This abode of kings is one of the most exotic locales for tourist world over. The state has not only survived in all its ethnicity but owes its charisma and color to its enduring traditional way of life.

It is one of the 26 states that, along with seven union territories, form the republic of India. So rich is the history of the land that every roadside village has its own tales of valour and sacrifice, the winds sing them and the sands shift to spread them. Rajasthan is Spicy, but then, what is life after all without little bit of spice, Rajasthan provides abundant scope to explore it.

The panoramic outlook of the state is simply mesmerizing, with lofty hills of Aravali's - one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world and the golden sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert - the only desert of the sub-continent. No other region in the country is a conglomeration of so many paradoxes. It is a land of superlatives, everything over here is breathtakingly beautiful, impressive and fascinating! The state is well connected with other parts of the country and can be easily approached from Delhi and Bombay. Fast trains, direct bus and air connections make travel easy and comfortable.

A visit to this wonderland will leave a lasting spell on your mind. In fact, one visit is not enough to capture the real essence of this magical land. You will, we assure you, keep coming back for more.

Rajasthan is a destination that defies definition.

Item

Year

Unit

Particulars

1.
Area

2001

Sq.Km.

342239

2.
Population
(i) Urban

(ii) Rural

(iii) Sex Ratio (No. of Female per 1000 of Males)

(iv) Density (Per sq. Km.)

2001
"

"

"

"

No.
"

"

No per'000

"

56507188
13214375

43292813

921

165

3.
Cities & Towns

2001

No.

222

4.
Villages

2001

"

41353

5.
Net area sown

2003-04

Hect.

17394433

6.
Area sown more than once

"

"

4269606

7.
Gross area irrigated (P)

"

"

6393277

8.
Irrigated Area of
(i) Foodgrains

(ii) Oil seeds

(iii) Cotton

(iv) Sugarcane


2003-04 (P)

"

"

"


"

"

"

"


2913672

1986422

326391

5539

9.
Production
(i) Foodgrains

(ii) Oil seeds

(iii) Cotton (Lint)

(iv) Sugarcane


2003-04 (P)

"

"

"


M.Tonnes

"

"

"


17985070

3995228

120529

309427

10.
Livestock (P)

2003

'000 No.

49136

11.
Co-operative Societies

2002-03

No

22963

12.
Membership of Co-operative Societies

2002-03

'000 No.

9235724

13.
Sale value of minerals @

1996-97

'000 Rs.

3996028.88

14.
Registered SSI Units

2004-05

Lac No.

2.63

15.
Total Energy available

2003-04 (P)

MU

27675.947

16.
Roads

2003-04

Kms.

158240

17.
Educational Institutions

2004-05

No.

74034

18.

Govt. Medical Institutions

(i) Modern Medicines

Hospitals (CHC)

Dispensaries

Aid Post

MCW Centres

Primary Health Centres

Upgraded PHC

Urban PHC

Family Welfare Centres

Sub-Centres

(ii) Ayurvedic/Unani/Homeopathic and Prakritik Institution

Hospitals

Dispensaries

Mobile Units

2004-05

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

No.

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

215(95)

209

13

118

1677(203)

29

293

10387

90

3686

7

19.
Communications
(i) Telephone Exchanges

(ii) Post Offices

(a) Rural

(b) Urban

(iii) Telegraph Offices

(iv) Public Call Offices

(a) Local PCO

(b) STD PCO

(c) Village PTS


2004-05

"

"

"

"

"

"

"


No.

"

"

"

"

"

"

"


2341

10442 (P)

9658 (P)

784 (P)

702

7906

56561

24953

20.
Village Panchayats

2004

No.

9189

21.
Panchayat Samities

2004

"

237

22.
Net State Domestic Product: Q

(i) At constant price
(Base 1993-94)

(ii) At current prices


2003-04

"


Cr Rs.

"


57750

92339

23.
Revenue Receipts (RE)

2004-05

Cr Rs.

31432.43

24.
Revenue Expenditure (RE)

2004-05

Cr Rs.

31439.32

25.
Tenth Five Year Plan Outlay (2002-07) (At Current Prices 2002-03)

2002-03

Cr Rs.

31831.75

26.
Tenth Five Year Plan Expenditure (2002-07) (At Current Prices 2002-03)

2002-03

Cr Rs.

4431.07

(P) Provisional
RE Revised Estimates
Q Quick Estimates
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