DDUDF Releases Election Manifesto for Lok Sabha polls 2014

DDUDF Releases its Election Manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2014 on  7th April 2014.

DDUDF Releases Election Manifesto for Lok Sabha polls 2014
Mask rally at Darjeeling for Dr M.P Lama

Dr. M P Lama, Darjeeling Dooars United Development Forum ( DDUDF ) candidate, has released his election manifesto.To say the least, it is highly ambitious and seems to contain the wish list of all the Darjeeling residents.Main features include:

1. Formation of Gorkhaland
2. Introduction of 3-Tier Panchayati system in Darjeeling district, re-formation of Zilla Parishad system.
3. Land rights for tea garden labourers
4. Inclusion of Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars into North-East Council.
5. Establishment of a Central University, AIIMS like Medical college, turning Darjeeling region into education hub
6. Reforming Plantation Labour Act of 1951 to include Tea gardens into the ambit of Minimum Wages Act and increasing wages from Rs 90/day to Rs 250-350 per day. Labourers will be given share in profit and tea companies. Formation of Tea auction centers in Darjeeling and Dooars
7. Modernisation of Cinchona Plantations
8. Implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006
9. Protection and promotion of Tribal Cultural Heritage
10. Promotion of Modern Agriculture practices and development of markets and marketing channels for farmers.
11. Inclusion of Municipalities across Darjeeling constituency residents into Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). Re-demarcation of MLA and MP constituencies. Darjeeling Municipality to be converted to Municipal Corporation
12. Promotion of Youth and Sports
13. Promotion of women’s empowerment
14. Tax breaks for businesses and individuals
15. Facilities for senior citizens and Otherly Abled citizens
16. Electricity to be provided to all the households, including subsidy for the ares where electricity is actually produced. Promotion of sustainable electricity production.
17. Promotion of tourism
18. Implementation of all the schemes proposed by the Government of India.
19. Promotion of small-scale industries and processing plants
20. Will push for making right to employment a fundamental right.
21. MNREGA work days to be increased to 200 days in a year and wages to be increased to Rs 300 per day.
22. Improving the implementation of Below Poverty Line (BPL) programs
23. Introducing acts to stop and prevent corruption
24. Improving the Public Distribution System (PDS)
25. Conservation of all the language, culture, heritage, traditions, festivals, history.

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