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Rajasthan Priorities Presents Research Findings to CM

Jaipur, Rajasthan: Rajasthan Priorities, a collaboration between Tata Trusts and Copenhagen Consensus, today presented a volume of new research findings to Chief Minister Hon. Vasundhara Raje, providing cost-benefit analysis across a broad range of central issues to Rajasthan. 

Dr Bjorn Lomborg, president, Copenhagen Consensus Center, presented the Chief Minister with research papers commissioned from Indian and international specialist economists, to analyse the costs and benefits of more than 80 specific proposals.

Dr Jyoti Kiran, Chairperson, State Finance Commission, welcomed the research.

The Rajasthan Priorities approach of benefit-cost analysis provides very helpful insights. Jyoti Kiran demonstrated with data how the chief ministers vision matches some of the identified priorities in certain areas.She further added, Rajasthan has already made significant progress through innovative interventions. Many of the research findings align with the state’s priorities. Strong examples of this are education, poverty graduation programs, rural sanitation, water supply and irrigation, in which the state government has made swift and strong progress and are all identified as important solutions by this new process.”

Dr Bibek Debroy, Rajasthan Priorities Eminent Panel member and Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and Member of the NITI Aayog, stated that, with fine-tuning, the research could be of assistance.

The key step that needs to be taken is to ensure that all data is up-to-date and reflects today’s realities in Rajasthan”, he said.

Chief Secretary, Hon. D. B. Gupta, said:

This project provides a useful methodology that the state welcomes. The state’s ministries will look carefully at the research to ensure that it uses the latest data, and is finely tuned, ensuring that it will be of maximum use for Rajasthan.”