This manifesto will be the National People’s Party’s Plan of Action for 2013-2018
The National People’s Party (NPP) has observed that development in all spheres in the country has almost come to a standstill. This is true whether it is one of deteriorating law and order, poor communication through roads, the erratic and inadequate power supply , the acute scarcity of potable water supply in both the rural and urban areas agriculture industry and human resource development as a whole. The NPP is deeply concerned with the present pace and direction of development in the country. The NPP has taken a firm resolve to take remedial action and pinpoint the areas that need to be addressed.
The coming Assembly Election 2013 in Rajasthan, M.P., Chhatisgarh etc. hold vital possibilities for the future of the party. The party has resolved to ensure education, employment and empowerment. The voters will decide whether the State should march out of its inertia towards change and growth or is to remain in the shadow of lethargy, apathy and absence of direction.
The NPP has held a number of meetings to prepare a comprehensive state plan (both short term and long term and clearly spelling out priorities in the different sectors) charting a roadmap for inclusive growth which will reflect the aspirations of the people, in general and the youth, worker and religious minorities.
Observing the political climate in the last five years, the NPP is committed to providing a stable government, strong leadership, transparency, inclusiveness and collaboration which is also the need of the hour.
The NPP stands for CHANGE and GROWTH and intends to keep up with the times and needs of the community in this globalized world economy.
The NPP will focus on the following areas of concern:
a. The party shall focus on education to all to prioritize education on the basis of formal education, vocational training and skill development through education,
b. To raise the standard of education and stem the dropout rate,
c. To improve assistance to all categories of schools and colleges,
d. To introduce social security measures for the teaching community.
a. The party shall ensure health case to all to provide adequate health care for all,
b. To ensure emphasis on health care of women, children and senior citizens especially in rural areas,
c. To create a separate cell to recognize, encourage and to promote traditional medicine,
d. To establish a research institute on traditional medicine and traditional health care,
e. To establish a research institute on topical diseases.
C. WATER AND SANITATION
a. To provide adequate supply of potable water to both urban and rural areas,
b. To effectively implement and strengthen policies relating to catchment areas with community participation,
c. To put in place waste management and waste re-cycling centres in appropriate locations in all major cities and towns,
d. To conserve water and promote projects in rain water harvesting to combat the shortage of water in the State.
D. SOCIAL WELFARE
1. The NPP will ensure growth with social justice and harmony among the Dalits, OBCs, religious minorities and economically weaker sections of the society.
2. The NPP will ensure effective enforcement of constitutional and legal provisions for the protection and development of the scheduled tribes (ST) and scheduled castes(SC). The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will be made Nodal Ministry for implementation of all sectoral schemes and programmes of the Central Government. Besides, a central advisory council will be set-up for monitoring of all the schemes and programmes.
3. The NPP will ensure effective implementation of various socio- economic and educational development programmes of the Muslim Minority Community which continues used as a vote bank without involvement in development process.
4. The NPP will implement policies which strive towards gender equality with special focus on welfare programmes of senior citizens and differently abled citizens,
5. The NPP will strengthen and to expand the presently available support services for the child.
6. The NPP will discourage various forms of discrimination against the child,
a. To promote cottage, household and small scale industries, like sericulture and weaving, with specific impetus on agro-based industry,
b. To re-prioritize the Industrial Policy to suit local interests based on available strengths and resources of the State,
c. To ensure that environmental laws are not compromised to suit/ establish industrial units,
d. To streamline the functioning of the single window agency of the State.
a. To adopt and adapt new technologies to meet growing demand and to maximize output of food crops,
b. To preserve and promote the indigenous seeds and methods prevalent in the country,
c. To ensure a minimum support price for major agricultural products of the State, to prevent commercial exploitation of local farmers, to encourage family holdings,
d. To pay special attention to facilitating the marketing of produce.
a. To facilitate and encourage efforts and entrepreneurship in horticulture,
b. To establish horticultural hubs, training centres and interactive/ exposure trips for farmers,
c. To encourage and provide support for the development of floriculture,
d. To strengthen the existing marketing process in horticulture/ floriculture,
D. ANIMAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
a. To ensure self sufficiency and commercial viability in the State’s requirement of dairy, meat and fish products,
b. To encourage and facilitate animal rearing and fisheries, to augment the income of households and the requirement of the State,
c. To facilitate animal health case and to open new veterinary hospitals
a. To develop the major towns and cities of Rajasthan and other states,
b. To include the major forest and biosphere reserves of the State in the tourist circuits,
c. To back up tourist flow with basic working infrastructure in other sectors
d. To encourage community participation in developing tourism as a livelihood sector
F. INFORMALTION TECHONOLOGY
a. To frame Information Technology policies that are realistic, favorable and citizen friendly,
b. To set up IT parks/cities with complete infrastructure,
c. To assist in human resource training with high standards and recognized certification
d. To ensure that the IT activities provide employment to the local populace.
a. To provide quality assurance in building of road connectivity within the State,
b. To make determined effort with the central government to have various state roads declared as national highways,
c. To exert continuous pressure for expediting construction of airport at Kishangarh,
d. To build and improve roads and bridges especially in rural areas in order to facilitate surface connectivity
a. To explore the setting up of micro hydel projects in the State,
b. To explore the potentials of setting up thermal power projects,
c. To ensure reliable means of generation, distribution and transmission of power,
d. To promote use of low cost non-conventional energy appliances in rural areas.
a. To set up a Sports Academy to promote sports and sports persons,
b. To institute scholarships for exemplary sportspersons of the State,
c. To tie up with various sports academies in the country to sponsor sportspersons in various disciplines,
d. To set up a cultural academy to promote music, dance, drama, creative arts and traditional music among the youth,
e. To encourage and facilitate the training of youth of the State for building up next generation leadership.
a. To frame a comprehensive policy for the development of women in the State.
a. To develop a comprehensive State Plan for short and long term,
b. To revitalize the monitoring and accountability mechanism in the State administration
c. To clearly assign priorities in the different sectors,
d. To strengthen the working of the District Planning and Development Councils (DPDCs)
e. To revitalize the State Planning Board (SPB) where technocrats, academicians and professionals will be members(including full-time members).
a. To improve the deteriorating law and order situation in the State,
b. To create Panchayat Police Stations
c. To ensure that while the doors of negotiation are open to the various outfits yet the rule of law will be applicable to those who violate the democratic rights of citizens,
d. The NPP believes in ‘development for peace.’
a. To take measures to effectively check corruption and to ensure that corruption does not further corrode the moral and social fabric of society
b. To ensure a fully functional anti-corruption apparatus.
c. To lay down a citizens charter to ensure responsible government.
D. LOCAL AREA DEVELOPMENT FUNDS OF MLAs
a. To direct NPP MLAs to distribute these funds after careful consideration and in consultation with the community in a transparent manner.
E. BORDER AREAS
a. To economically empower citizens residing in the international border areas of the State by strengthening the existing Border Areas Department,
b. To encourage and facilitate the development of plantations (coconut/ rubber etc.) in the border areas,
c. To assist and encourage border trade with Pakistan and the setting up of international market,
d. To strengthen border haats.
e. To create a department to address the concerns of citizens residing in the inter-state border areas.
F. URBAN DEVELOPMENT
a. To plan for satellite townships that will attract household, institutions and commercial establishments for reducing the congestion in the present urban.
a. To move for a 10% reservation in central government jobs for people of North East India,
b. To generate employment opportunities especially in the service sector.
a. To confront challenges of pesticides etc., water pollution, air pollution and noise pollution through proper policies and adequate laws supported by a strong administration,
b. To preserve the rich biodiversity of the State and its flora and fauna,
c. To promote attempts at reducing detrimental climatic changes through decisive policies, to increase the forest cover in the State.