Gehlot asks GenX NRIs to stay connected with roots

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday appealed to the Indian diaspora attending the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) here to return with the pledge that they will keep sending the next generation of NRIs to the country to help them stay connected with their roots.

Addressing the plenary session today, he said the new generation of NRIs should visit India or they should be sent by their elders, so that their association with their own tradition, culture and rituals remains alive.

Claiming better law and order situation and political stability in Rajasthan than before, Gehlot said the state should lure visitors and investors alike with its rich fund of minerals and a number of tourist destinations.

"Peace, harmony, political stability, hospitality, minerals, tourist places, culture, handicraft have given the state a special place," he said.

"Rajasthan today is leading in power generation and rising as a solar power hub. Due to our solar power policy, a numbers of people are coming to state to invest," he added.

Gehlot said the Government of India's important dedicated freight corridor's 39 percent portion will be passing through Rajasthan which will increase the possibilities of investment.

He said for higher level infrastructural development, the state is contemplating a move to introduce Rajasthan Infrastructure Development Act and a transparency act to bring transparency in tendering process.