Raj Govt launches scheme to woo NRIs
Jaipur: Rajasthan government on Monday launched a scheme aimed at making the young Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) familiarise with the culture and traditions of their native state.
Under the `Jaane Apna Rajasthan` (Know your Rajasthan) scheme, announced by the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2012 in January this year, selected NRIs living abroad will visit the state in the month of December.
"The NRIs will be taken around historical places, tourist attractions, sanctuaries, famous educational institutions, ancestral villages and major industrial projects," Rajiv Arora, Vice Chairman, Rajasthan Foundation, told reporters here after unveiling the scheme brochure here.
For this purpose, a batch of around 20 NRIs living abroad will be selected by a state level Committee, headed by Principal Secretary, Industries and NRIs.
Arora said that the scheme, the details of which can be obtained from the Rajasthan Foundation website, was not only unique and innovative but also the first of its kind in the country.
The state government will provide boarding, lodging, food and internal transport facilities free of cost besides reimbursement of 90 per cent of air fare and 100 per cent visa free.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Farmers' woes: Why are farmers forced to sell onions at lower prices?
- Onion farmers' woes: Why are farmers forced to sell onions at lower prices? - Part II
- Onion farmers' woes: Why are farmers forced to sell onions at lower prices? - Part III
- Clash between two football players leaves one dead
- Is the bread you are buying increasing your risk of cancer?
- IPL 2016: Shane Watson reprimanded for using offensive language during match against Delhi Daredevils
- Photo alert! Aamir Khan dines with 'X-Men' star Ian McKellen
- India, Iran, Afghan sign strategic Chabahar port pact; PM Modi commits $500 million
- Sexism row in BBL: Chris Gayle hits back heavily at criticisers, says it was just for ‘little fun’
- Economic engagement with Afghanistan, Iran our priority: PM Modi