Directorate of Field Publicity  Jaipur 

Geographic Profile of Rajasthan
             Rajasthan is located in the northwestern part of the subcontinent. It is bounded on the west and northwest by Pakistan, on the north and northeast by the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, on the east and southeast by the states of Uttar Prad esh and Madhya Pradesh, and on the southwest by the state of Gujarat. The Tropic of Cancer passes through its southern tip in the Banswara district. The state has an area of 132,140 square miles (342,239 square kilometres). The capital city is Jaipur.

         In the west, Rajasthan is relatively dry and infertile; this area includes some of the Thar Desert, also known as the Great Indian Desert. In the southwestern part of the state, the land is wetter, hilly, and more fertile. The climate varies throughout Rajasthan. On average winter temperatures range from 8° to 28° C (46° to 82° F) and summer temperatures range from 25° to 46° C (77° to 115° F).


          Average rainfall also varies; the western deserts accumulate about 100 mm (about 4 in) annually, while the southeastern part of the state receives 650 mm (26 in) annually, most of which falls from July through September during the monsoon season. Rajasthan has a single-chamber legislative assembly with 200 seats. The state sends 35 members to the Indian national parliament: 10 to the RajyaSabha (Upper House) and 25 to the LokSabha (Lower House). Local government is based on 33 administrative districts.

 

           What's New
 
In October,2017, DFP Rajasthan has organized 53 programme activities in 8 villages (5 Border) as a part of the special campaign Hastkala Sahyog Shivir. These programme activities includes 8 film shows, 29 oral communications and 16 photo exhibitions. About 9,880 people were directly reached through the 4 SOPs conducted in Barmer, Jaisalmer and Kota districts. 4 awareness rallies were also organized during these programmes. Integrity pledge during observation of Vigilance Week was also taken at RO, Jaipur.
Amongst the VVIP/VIPs who attended the various programmes this month include at Col. Sonaram MP Jaisalmer-Barmer; Sh. Chhotu Singh Bhati, MLA, Jaisalmer and Sh. Tarun Rai Kaga, MLA, Chautan (Barmer)
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