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Rajasthan

State Profile

Geography

Located in northwest India, Rajasthan borders Punjab in the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast, Madhya Pradesh in the east and Gujarat in the south. On the western side, it shares a long stretch of border with the neighboring country Pakistan. Situated on the Thar Desert, Rajasthan protects the western border of the country standing as the sentinel who never tires.

Rajasthan is diagonally divided into the hilly and rugged southeastern region and the barren Thar Desert, which extends across the border into Pakistan. Within these divisions however, it is a storehouse of varied physical feature or topographical diversity. The arid Thar also boasts of Mount Abu the only hill station in the state famous for its flora and fauna. While the Aravali hills provide the much-needed relief to this arid land, the wide spread sand dunes of the desert and arid region make it one of the toughest terrains in the world. Jodhpur (the second biggest city of the state) is the edge of the dry and shifting desert land from where on the not so arid but cultivable land starts. Moreover, the rocky range of Amber, hilly range of Mewar, river basin of Bharatpur and fertile Aravali range gives the topography of the state a unique look.

Rajasthan is one of the driest regions in India. Except in the hills of the Aravali range, temperature in most other parts of the state reaches the 40C mark during the summer months. Winters are mild in Rajasthan with the temperatures ranging between 22C and 8C. The climate of Rajasthan is characterized by dry and hot winds. The rainfall, which is characteristically scanty, comes during the month of July and September. However rainfall is comparatively high in the hilly Aravalli range. The southwest region of the state, being on the tropical region is considerably humid.

History

The earliest inhabitants of Rajasthan belonged to the Great Harappan Civilization. This area saw the arrival of the horse riding Aryans from central Asia in about 2000 BC. The Mauryan dynasty-one of the first dynasties to rule over large parts of India controlled this area in about 400 AD. With the passing of time however this arid region became the scene of the ravaging onslaught brought about by the Huns and the Scythians. The settling of the Scythians in Rajasthan set the stage for the rise of the Rajputs who were the offspring's of the Indo-Scythians. With the passing of time this new race proliferated into a number of new clans. Rajasthan thus became the homeland of these groups of warrior clans, collectively called Rajputs, who dominated this region for over a thousand years.

More than its forts, palaces, desert, wildlife and things like these, it is the people of this state who make Rajasthan a lively place. The vibrancy, love for life, the colorful costumes they wear, make the people of Rajasthan quite different from the people of other parts of India.

The state of Rajasthan has an area of 342,239 sq. km. and a population of 56.51 million. There are 33 districts, 237 blocks and 41353 villages. The State has population density of 165 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 28.41% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Rajasthan

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 3.1. The Infant Mortality Rate is 55 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 318 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are higher than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 926 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows:

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Rajasthan State as compared to India figures

ItemRajasthanIndia
Total Population (Census 2011) (In Crore) 6.86 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 21.44 17.64
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2011) 26.2 21.8
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 2011) 6.7 7.1
Natural Growth Rate ( SRS 2011) 19.6 14.7
Infant Mortality Rate ( SRS 2011) 52 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) 318 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) 3.0 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 926 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 883 914
Schedule Caste population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.97 16.67
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.71 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 67.06 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 80.51 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 52.66 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Rajasthan

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 15172 11487 3685
Primary Health Centre 2326 1528 798
Community Health Centre 581 382 199
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 13015 17638 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 11487 1592 9895
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 1528 1420 108
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 1528 201 1327
Doctor at PHCs 1528 1755 *
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists at CHCs 382 14 368
Pediatricians at CHCs 382 11 371
Total specialists at CHCs 1528 148 1380
Radiographers at CHCs 382 260 122
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 1910 551 1359
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 1910 2639 *
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 4202 11926 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

Oraganizational Structure of Rajasthan

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Sh.Deepak Upreti
Principal Secretary (Health & FW),
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Government of rajasthan,
Room No. 1108, Govt. Secretariat,
Main Building, Jaipur-302005, Rajasthan
Tele Fax : 0141- 2227795
Mob : 09829000058
E Mail : phsrajasthan@gmail.com
Mission Director
Sh. Sunil Dhariwal
Mission Director (NRHM) I/C 
Directorate of Medical and Health Services,
NRHM Block,
3rd Floor Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Tilak Marg, Jaipur Rajasthan-302001
TeleOff : 0141-2221590, 2227722
Fax No : 0141-2225827
Mob : 09413340066
Email ID : md-nrhm-rj@nic.in
Regional Director
Dr. V.Shekhawat
Regional Director I/c,
Regional Office of Health & FW
Kendriya Sadan, 2nd floor, B-block,
Sector-10, Vidhyadhar Nagar,
Jaipur - 302023,
Rajasthan
Tele Off : 0141-2236845, 2233297
Resi : 0141-2391060
Fax No : 0141-2236818
Mob : 09461308019
Email : rdrhojp-rj@nic.in
drshekhawatvs@gmail.com
Project Director for NRHM
Sh. Veerendra Singh Sekhsa
Room No. 214
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel Off.: +91-141-2220289
Mob.: +91-9414041402
Email : pd-nrhm-rj@nic.in
Director in Chief / Director Health Service
Dr. B. R. Meena
Director Health (Public Health)
Directorate of Medical & Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan Tilak Marg, Jaipur —302005 
Rajasthan
Tel fax.: +91-0141-2229858 , 2225653
Mob.: +91-9829164678
Email : directorph-rj@nic.in
Nodal Officer for Immunisation / RI
Dr. L.L. Dautonia
Room No. 227
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Telefax : +91-141-2225715
Mob : +91-9414335410
Email : ddirch@yahoo.co.in
Nodal Officers for IEC
Sh. Kan Singh Rathore
Room No. 4
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel Off.: +91-141-2222817
Mob.: +91-9414158991
Email : directorfw-rj@nic.in
RCH Director / Officers
Dr. M. P. Budhaniya
Room No. 9
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel. Off.: +91-141-2228707
Fax : +91-141-2228707
Tel. Res.: +91-141-2811047
Mob : +91-9414027340
Email : directorfw-rj@nic.in
Nodal officer for NGO
Ms. Archana Sharma
Room No. 235
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Mob : +91-9414643561
Email : congo.nrhm@yahoo.co.in

Disease Control Programs

Control ProgrammeOfficersContact Details
NPCB
(National Programme for Control of Blindness)
Dr. G.S. Khatri
Room No. 209
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Telefax : +91-141-2228743
Mob : +91-9887291998
Email : blindness_shs@redif.com
NLEP
(National Leprosy Eradication Programme)
Dr. P.C. Dhindoriya
Room No. 326
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Telefax : +91-141-2228536
Res : +91-141-2706714
Mob : +91-9414338855
Email : rajasthan_sls@yahoo.com
RNTCP
(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
Dr. K. N. Gupta
Room No. 105
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel.: +91-141-2229888
Mob : +91-9414607201
Email : storj@rntcp.org
IDSP
(Integrated Disease Survlliance Programme)
Sh. J.P.Dhamija
Add. Director (RH)
Room No. 321
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel. Off.: +91-141-2220381
Telefax : +91-141-2224831
Resi.: +91-141-2323536
+91-141-2310180
Mob.: +91-9829164678
Email : adrh-rj@nic.in
NVBDCP
(National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme)
Sh. J.P. Dhamija
Addl. Director (RH)
Room No. 321
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel. Off.: +91-141-2220381
Telefax : +91-141-2224831
Resi.: +91-141-2323536
+91-141-2310180
Mob.: +91-9829164678
Email : adrh-rj@nic.in
NIDDCP
(National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme)
Dr. Madhuri Jain
Room No. 332
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel. Off.: +91-141-2224831
Mob : +91-9414255460
Email : iddcell@gmail.com
SPM
(State Programme Manager)
Dr. Anuradha Aswal
Room No. 306
Directorate of Medical Health Services,
Swasthya Bhawan, Behind Secretariat,
Jaipur-302 001, Rajasthan
Tel. Off.: +91-141-2229108
Mob : +91-9460425975
Email : spm_raj.nrhm@yahoo.com

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