Congress manifesto promises special incentives to unemployed youths
Itanagar: With barely a week left for April 11 simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, the Opposition Congress in the State on Thursday released the party’s manifesto promising inclusive growth and development besides special incentives to unemployed educated youths.
Releasing the document at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy flanked by senior party leaders said that the manifesto is not merely a document of proposals but a contractual agreement of the party with the people to implement it with full responsibility and accountability if voted to power. The party in the manifesto promised to provide employment assurance allowances for graduates to the tune of Rs 5,000 per month to be routed through district employment exchanges. The party has also promised for implementing suitable schemes for capacity building, vocational training, grants and allowances to the unemployed youth based on local resources and availability of funds.
“The party will pursue a policy for peaceful resolution of all longstanding insurgency problems in three districts of the state namely Tirap, Changlang and Longding by working out a suitable rehabilitation package with the central government,” Sanjoy said.
He added that the State Government and the Centre need to work together and a rehabilitation package should be worked out along with release of fund so that the youth of the state, who went astray could be persuaded for joining the mainstream.
“The government must relax Armed Forces Special Powers (Act) from the three troubled districts where Naga insurgents are active so that they could be invited for talks without compromising the territorial integrity of the State,” Sanjoy said adding, the Centre should take responsibility to bear 90 per cent share of the rehabilitation package.
The party also promised to provide free monthly rice to BPL families in the state besides providing one time grant of Rs 20 lakh to students who want to pursue higher education in foreign countries.
In the health sector, the party assured to revive the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS) launched in the state by the Congress government led by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, with a ceiling of Rs five lakh to each citizen for cashless treatment in empanelled hospitals across the country.
The party also assured to provide computer education in all elementary schools besides free textbooks and uniforms, free supply of nutritional supplements like vitamins and iron tablets to BPL families, completion of Trans Arunachal Highway to ease traffic congestion in the state capital besides construction of flyovers in Itanagar and Naharlagun, multi-level parking facilities in the state capital and development of satellite towns to take care of ever increasing population.
“The party if voted to power will strive for establishing surface connectivity between the state and Mandalay of Myanmar through Jairam-Nampong in Changlang district by utilising the existing portion of the Stilwell road as Act East Policy provides a great opportunity to establish economic link with South East Asian countries,” Sanjoy said.
The party would also enhance border trade by upgrading the trade terminal at Nampong in Changlang district besides establishing a trade point at Bumla Pass in Tawang, the APCC chief disclosed.
The other promises made by the Congress in its manifesto includes, reviewing of the existing power policy after taking into confidence all the stakeholders, suitable schemes for generation of solar power, rail connectivity to Pasighat, Roing, Tezu, Parsuramkund, Chowkham and Namsai, air connectivity to important district headquarters, construction of ropeways at suitable scenic places of the State among others.
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