Rajasthan government nod for construction on private hill land
- In a first, the state government has given the go ahead for constructions on hills in private land in urban areas.
- The urban housing and development (UDH) department and the directorate of local bodies (DLB) have jointly framed the model bylaws for the same.
- The move is expected to pave way for the construction of resorts, hotels, farmhouses and houses on hills. According to official sources, in many districts such as Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara etc there are many hills on land owned by private parties.The local bodies will also permit construction on private lands, which are marked as plantation area and hill conservation area in respective master plans.
- As per the bylaws, construction will be allowed in only 20% of the total land area.
- The owners will have to develop a green belt in 50% of the land. It has also been made mandatory for owners to plant 150 trees in one hectare.
- To construct G+1 (G-Ground) buildings, there should be an approach road that’s three to six metres wide. For G+2 buildings, the road should have a width of six to nine metres.
- Similarly, constructions of up to 15m height (G+3) will only be allowed on land that has an approach road of above nine metres.
- It has also been decided not to give permission to construct basements.
- Moreover, permission will not be given for constructions on land in the five-meter periphery of any river or lake.
- (IMP FOR RAS/RTS PRELIMS)
5 sites in Rajasthan among 100 monuments under Adarsh scheme
- Archaeological Survey of India has declared 100 famous monuments in the country as Adarsh monuments in which five are in Rajasthan. On the demand and suggestions of tourists visiting these sites, A.S.I has started working on the plan for developing these sites and increasing the basic facilities.
The ASI is planning to provide basic facilities like CCTV, WiFi, cafeteria, light and sound show, toilet, drinking water etc. at many places.
- Total five monuments have been declared as ideal monuments including Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Arthuna (Banswara), Saas Bahu (Udaipur Eklingji) temple and Ranthambore.
- Plans are afoot to provide basic facilities like information centre, drinking water, souvenir shop, dustbin, signage, light & sound show, toilets, etc. Work has been started at Kumbhalgarh.
QUIZ-3 FOR RAS PRELIMS-2018
1. The highest number of state level animal fairs in Rajasthan are held in the district?
2. Which one amongst the following is incorrect?
(A) In the western part of Rajasthan generally salty lakes are available
(B) Sambhar lake is the biggest salty lake in India
(C) Nakki lake is the deepest lake in Rajasthan
(D) Rajsamand lake is 64 kilo meters from Udaipur and it is in Udaipur district
3. Mewa-nagar in Rajasthan is famous for?
(A) Jam temple of Parshwanath
(B) Exports of dry fruits
(C) Production of cumin seed
(D) Exports of Kathputli items
4. Gang canal, is among the oldest canals was constructed by
Maharaja Ganga Singh in?