AJMER-(CITY OF UNITY)

Ajmer located in the Heart of Rajasthan is a 5th largest city of the state. 132 kms west of Jaipur lies the beautiful city Ajmer-a green oasis surrounded by the hills of Aravalli range. It is the centre of eponymous Ajmer District. Raja Ajayraj Singh Chauhan founded it in 7th century A.D. Ajmer got its name from “Ajay meru- Invincible Mountain”. It is  also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km), an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma.It has a population of around 5,42,580 (2011 census).

Poultry is a major source of income for farmers. Ajmer is a manufacturing trade centre. Notable products include cotton, woolen textiles, leather, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals. Ajmer also has engineering workshops, re-rolling mills, electronic component plants etc. In the south, Bhilwara city is situated, there are big industries of dyeing and printings. In the north, Kishangarh town is an important marble industry. In the east, Beawer is a commercial centre and cement industry is located in the town itself. The Ajmer city being situated in the middle, commercial activities are frequent here but there is scarcity of open land and community facilities in the city. Systematic public transportation is lacking, problem of sewerage system is acute, and beside these there are geographical limitations of city. Valleys are situated in west, north and east of the city, which restrict the planned development of the city. The City is densely populated and is having vary narrow street and  road and many markets are constructed on nallahas. The slum areas are developing by encroachment around the steep slope of the valley in the city. Major problem enlisted such as improper drainage system, inadequate sewage treatment plant, flooding, over populated residential areas, narrow and inadequate road network, less city plantation.

The government should unveil the smart city development plan for Ajmer, identify business opportunities for the Indian and US companies and hold discussions on how to capitalize on the opportunities. The priority areas should include water & waste management, transportation, tourism, electricity, healthcare, safety and surveillance.

With development reaching an increasingly large number of people, the pace of migration from the rural areas to the cities will increase. Basic Infrastructure, sustainable environment, decent standard of living,  Assured water and electricity reply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, robust IT connectivity, e-governance & citizen participation, safety & security of citizens. Automatic traffic signal, Better Public transport facility, Quick accident relief, Smart Traffic system would be the key feature of Smart Ajmer.

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