In a bid to increase employment opportunities in the tourism sector, the Rajasthan government has approved training and licensing of 6000 new tourist guides. The decision is extremely crucial in making way for self-employment opportunities in the state.

The cabinet, with its
Rajasthan Tourism Trade (Facilitation and Regulation) Amendment Rules – 2021 policy, will select, train and provide license to new tourist guides. The scheme will be applicable in all urban local body regions of Rajasthan.

Not only this, the government has also given a heads up to the guest house scheme, under which accommodation facilities will be provided to tourists in residential premises as guest houses. The maximum number of rooms for such guesthouses has been capped at 20.

Given the pandemic, Rajasthan tourism has suffered a lot economically and such self-employment measures are the need of the hour.

Meanwhile, the state has seen a sudden hike in the Coronavirus numbers, and the same has prompted the government to extend night curfew timings by an hour in eight worst-affected districts which are Ajmer, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Sagwada (Dungarpur) and Kushalgarh (Banswara).

The curfew hours before this were between 11 PM and 5 PM. It has to be noted that from today the curfew will be implemented from 10 PM from today. According to an official release issued on Wednesday, the markets in all the eight districts will be shut by 9 PM instead of 10 PM from today.

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