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Rajasthan's camel population predicted to rise as pandemic revives heritage transportation

While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy, it seems to have given a new lease of life to the steadily declining camel population and consequently, the economy of Rajasthan. Owing to the social distancing norm of this pandemic, regular vehicles are not the preferred mode of transportation anymore in the state. Thereby, camels have become the choice of transportation for moving large groups, such as grooms and their families to the villages of the brides for ceremonies.

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'Ships of the desert' are bringing 'school' to the doorstep for students in rural Rajasthan!

When schools stand closed amid the current times of the pandemic, camels are assuring accessibility to education for students in far-flung rural areas of Rajasthan. The 'ships of the desert' are transporting regular notes, textbooks and stationery for the students in remote regions, which lack mobile or internet connectivity. Besides, camels are also ferrying teachers with other necessary resources and materials ensuring education for pupils, who cannot access online classes.

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