The Rajasthan government aims to bring investments worth Rs. 5 lakh crore in the state through the Resurgent Rajasthan program in November, later this year. A Press Trust of India report.

Industries Minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar said the government will make efforts to sign MoUs worth Rs 5 lakh crore with industries during the event.

Replying to a debate on demands for grants (Department of Industries) in the Assembly, the minister said the government was focusing on making a land bank so that industries could be allotted lands easily and instantly to set up their units.

The government presently has a land bank of 3,500 hectare and it wants to extend it up to 8,000 hectare, he said.

Singh said the government was working to improve facilities to attract investment.

He also informed the House that the work for Delhi Mumbai Industrial corridor was going on and the first phase will be completed by 2017.

After the reply, the demands were passed.

Meanwhile, during the debate on demand for grants (Mines), the House witnessed uproarious scenes when Congress MLAs raised the issue of alleged irregularities in mines allotment.

Congress MLA Ramesh Meena said the government’s decision to allot mines to certain groups has caused huge loss to the exchequer and party Whip Govind Singh Dotasar demanded a judicial probe in the matter.

Other Congress MLAs also raised the issue and tried to corner the government even as BJP MLAs and ministers defended the government and accused Dotasar of insulting the Chairman.

The uproar continued for few minutes till the Chairman called the name of another member of the House to speak in the debate for the demand for grants (Mines).