Naveen promises free power to ryotsApr 1st, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Orissa
BHUBANESWAR: Seeking a third consecutive term in power, the Biju Janata Dal on Friday said in its election manifesto that it would provide a transparent, clean, efficient and accountable administration in real terms.
Releasing the manifesto at the party headquarters here, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik said the party would continue its hard work to fulfil his father Biju Patnaik’s aspirations of building a progressive and prosperous Orissa.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik releasing the party’s manifesto in Bhubaneswar on Friday. —
In the manifesto, the BJD resolved to provide complete security to all communities to perform religious programmes.
Special attention would be given to development of education, health, economy and culture of the minority communities.
The party, which promised that no one would be allowed to go hungry in the State, said it would provide free power to the agriculture sector and make the State self-sufficient in food.
Listing its achievements in various fields in the past, the party said in the manifesto that it would generate employment for 15 lakh people in the industrial sector, including employment and self-employment through various industries.
The party said it would revive the sick industrial units and establish agro-based food processing plants.
It also promised to set up ancillary industries around the heavy industries sites.
The party said it would make efforts for further reduction of fiscal deficit through higher resource generation, and increase non-tax revenue.
It would also put greater pressure on the Centre for higher grants and compensation of fiscal deficit.
As regards development of the KBK Region and other backward regions, the party said it would strive to remove regional disparity inside the State.
Special steps would be taken to improve the human development index in the KBK Region.
On the crucial issue of migration, the party said it would regulate contract labour going outside the State to ensure their safety and security.