In the presence of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Tourism and Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma and the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje — 111 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with a total value of Rs 40,550.99 crore were signed today at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur. They will create direct employment for 82,840 persons. The MOUs signing ceremony was organized in the run up to the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit 2015 scheduled to be held later this month.
The Union Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma said that Rajasthan is known for its tourism products like history, culture, hospitality as well as its law and order. This makes it an ideal tourism destination. However, there is still a huge potential of tourism in State to be exploited.
The Union Minister announced that the Union Tourism Ministry will extend all help for the development of the sector in the State. For the Sambhar Project, Rs. 63.97 crores, Rs. 13 crores has already been disbursed. Similarly for the Pushkar-Ajmer project worth Rs. 41 crores, Rs. 8 crores has already been disbursed. Apart from this the Krishna Project worth Rs 100 crores is also on the anvil. The Union Minister has also sanctioned Hotel Management Institutes for Sawai Madhopur and Jhalawar. The Food Craft Institute in Udaipur has been upgraded to Hotel Management Institute. The Food Craft Institute at Dholpur and Baran have been sanctioned Rs. 20 crores.
On the occasion the Chief Minister said that though today only tourism sector MOUs were supposed to be signed – however, such has been the demand from other sectors as well that the MOUs signing ceremony has also included sectors like Agriculture, Industries, UDH, Skill Development and Renewable Energy. She said that the endeavor of the Government is to translate as many MOUs into projects on the ground.
The Chief Minister said that Affordable Housing sector was receiving good response in terms of investment. The 18 hole golf course near Achrol has been announced and it would also attract queries. She also informed that the NIT for development of Amani Shah Nalah under the Swiss challenge method has been issued while one for the Convention Centre of Housing Board shall be issued shortly.
The Chief Minister invited the investors in the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit and assured that the Government will extend all possible help to fast track implementation of the projects so that they are completed ahead of time.