CM URGES UNION MINISTERS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES OF RAJASTHAN WHICH ARE PENDING WITH THE CENTRE

CM MEETS UNION MINISTERS IN NEW DELHI  
New Delhi/Jaipur, The Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje during her Delhi visit met Union Minister for Water Resources Ms. Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri J.P. Nadda on Wednesday. Smt. Raje strongly raised the issues of the interest of Rajasthan which are pending centre level and urged the Union Ministers to resolve the issues on priority basis.
During her meeting with Union Water Resource Minister Ms. Uma Bharti, Smt. Raje urged Union Minister to take necessary action for early constitution of a Special Bench on Presidential Reference in Ravi-Beas Water issues. She said a proposal for enhancing the capacity of Head Regulator of Indira Gandhi Feeder at Harike Barrage is pending with the Punjab Government. She urged to Govt of India to issue directions to Punjab Government to enhance the capacity of Head Regulator of IGF at Harike to 18,500 cusecs from its present capacity of 15,000 cusecs.
Smt. Raje urged the Union Minister for Water Resources that Govt. of India makes efforts and persuades the Government of Haryana to make consensus on MoU signed between Haryana and Rajasthan. She urged that the Centre intervenes so that Rajasthan gets its share in Yamuna Water from Tajewala & Okhala head works of Yamuna River. She also asked for 90 percent central assistance for 85 blocks of 16 districts of Rajasthan under Desert Development Programme. She said approval must be given to remaining 36 schemes of the state under Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies with Domestic Support scheme of GoI on priority basis and asked for central assistance.
The Union Minister said Rajasthan Chief Minister has strongly put forward various issues of Rajasthan including drinking water and irrigation. She said efforts will be made by the centre to settle these issues on priority basis. 
More Central Assistance Required for Development of Roads: 
            During her meeting with Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister  Nitin Gadkari, Smt. Raje urged for more central assistance for strengthening and renovation of roads in the State. She said Budget allotment under NH (OR) needs to be enhanced for the State from present allotment of Rs. 14.87 Crore to Rs. 75 Crore. She said without developing roads the pace of development could not be accelerated as roads are the main basis of connectivity.
Smt. Raje said Government of India is requested to issue direction to NHAI to maintain the roads entrusted to them through Gazette Notification immediately after Notification. She also urged that NHAI should be directed to reimburse the expenditure made by the state government on maintenance of the National Highways. She also said that directions should be issued to expedite 10 National Highway road projects which were assigned to NHAI.
After meeting she said Union Road Transport and Highways Minister has assured her to solve the problems related to road development.
Central Assistance Required for Cancer Care Centres and Medical Colleges: 
        
    During her meeting with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri J. P. Nadda, Smt. Raje urged to provide central assistance of Rs. 120 crore for establishing the proposed State Cancer Institute in Jaipur and Rs. 45 crore each for two other proposed Regional Cancer Care Centres in Bikaner and Jhalawar.
Smt. Raje also asked for the assistance for the proposed plan to open super specialty wing in medical colleges of Bikaner, Kota and Udaipur. There will be a cost sharing between Govt. of India, Govt of Rajasthan. The GoI will provide 75% share of cost of establishing the centre.


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