Jaipur: The state government will rewrite the gazetteer of all 33 districts of the state in a phased manner. Under this programme, every year, the gazetteer of at least six districts will be written and published.
In the first phase, the work of writing and publishing gazetteers of Alwar, Banswara, Jodhpur, Karauli, Hanumangarh and Pratapgarh districts would be taken up. A budget provision of Rs 30 lakh has been made for these districts, at Rs 5 lakh per district. Simultaneously, compilation and writing of information of Churu, Bharatpur, Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jalore districts will be done in the next phase.
The chief minister has instructed that in order to maintain uniformity and authenticity in writing the gazetteers of all the districts, they should be written by selected writers at the state level. It is noteworthy that all the district gazetteers published earlier are from 15 to 40 years old.