Rajasthan evokes colourful image
of a land of chivalrous rulers, brave and beautiful women, bedecked
camels, dotting the desert landscape, rich folklore and friendly people.
In the last fifty years, it has emerged as the major tourist destination
in India, both for the domestic and foreign tourist.
The State, in its present form,
is a conglomeration of 19 princely states and 3 chiefships, which varied
in size, population, administrative efficiency, and the level of
socio-economic development. Administratively, Rajasthan is further
subdivided into 32 districts, which are further sub-divided into 241
tehsils and 237 development blocks. With an area of 3.42 Lac sq. kms, it
is the second largest State in the country.
Presently, the State is ruled by
Indian National Congress Government headed by Shri Ashok Gehlot since