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Arunachal Congress releases manifesto, offers various sops
Published on 1 Oct. 2009 1:27 AM IST
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Promising to accelerate the pace of ‘vikas yatra’ to fulfil the expectations of aam aadmi, the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh today released its manifesto for the October 13 Assembly polls. Released by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of a huge gathering at Rajiv Bhawan here this afternoon, the manifesto promised to make Arunachal a peaceful and prosperous state by developing its vast natural resources without compromising the beauty of the land, the values and the traditions. Highlighting the various achievements of the Congress government in the state during the last five years, the manifesto also incorporated various future developmental schemes. Offering a variety of sops to the people living below the poverty line (BPL), the party in its manifesto promised to create job opportunities for the unemployed youths through development of hydropower, tourism and information technology besides, self employment through self help groups and implementation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Kendra, which would be backed by conducive policies. The party also assured to provide 25 kg of rice or wheat per month at the rate of Rs 3 to every BPL families either in rural or urban areas besides providing health security through Rashtriya Swastha Bima Yojana (RSBY). The other promises include, expanding health infrastructure, food security, promotion of rural economy, development in agriculture and its allied sectors, full implementation of Central sixth pay commission, quality education, rural electrification, creation of civic bodies, strengthening panchayat bodies, women empowerment and improvement in the information and public relation. The manifesto also promised to complete construction of 1559 kilometers long two-lane Trans Arunachal Highway(TAH) from Tawang to Kanubari at an estimated cost of Rs 5500 crore, construction of 848 kilometers long 2-lane road linking the TAH and to connect 513 rural habitations with road under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) About 1123 villages would be electrified through small, mini and micro hydro projects, the manifesto added.

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