Manifesto for the. 16th Lok Sabha Elections, Part I. Introduction. The people of India are going to the polls to elect the 16th Lok Sabha. These elections are. What is required are alternative policies in the realm of the economic, social and political. The CPI(M) and the left parties have set out such an. Last Published: Fri, Mar 21 12 51 AM IST. AnujaLiz Mathew. The party’s election manifesto was released at the party headquarters in New Delhi by CPM .

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The CPM also launched its election website with details on its campaign, contestants, and issues it is highlighting. To increase its current tally of 16 in the outgoing Lok Sabha, the party is pinning hopes on its key states West Bengal, Kerala and Manifdsto, which together send 64 members to the lower house of Parliament.

The AAP has one section fully dedicated to environment. The CPM, which has majifesto repeated electoral failures sincehas not succeeded in joining hands with any regional parties for a formal seat sharing.

UC Irvine researchers develop new material that can eliminate glare from solar xpim. Prakash Karat said the main political parties were neglecting key issues related to the electorate. The environment needs higher priority than many other tasks and the next government should show its seriousness by appointing a mature and environment conscious person as an environment minister not like the ones we had in the recent past.

Banning futures trade in agricultural commodities, cpjm the resource base by taxing the rich, corporate profits, cracking down on black money and money laundering as well as increasing public investments in agricultural ccpim are the other proposals made in the manifesto. So the great Indian election circus is back and we thought it would be a good idea to go through the election manifesto of major political parties to sift through and find what their stand is on environmental issues.


Tackling depletion of ground water through more effective regulation, strengthening regulatory bodies and appropriatelegislation. Amendments in the Land Acquisition Act.

Consent of gram sabhas in case exploitation of resource leads to displacement of communities. The left has a history of enacting land reforms in West Bengal, the state which returned them to power multiple times.

It will field around candidates, the highest in its parliamentary history, in the April-May election, Karat said. The CPM has been emphasizing on alternative policies as the way forward against issues such as corruption, price rise and unemployment. It is by far the most detailed and comprehensive commitment by any political party which is perhaps not surprising because the communists keeping their faults aside are high functioning intellectuals and academics. A pro active environment minister would definitely help the cause.

Thankfully, in a country where every government reverses the policies of the previous party, the BJP has expressed its commitment to take the National Solar Program forward. The Congress manifexto the historical legislation Forest Rights Actinto being the. Promotion of carbon credits the market is dead internationallypromotion of agro, social forestry etc.

What the manifesto of major political parties says about the state of environment

One person to be given employment and it will be mandatory. Skip to content Parliament Of India So the great Indian election circus is back and we thought it would be a good idea to go through the election cpi, of major political parties to sift through and find what their stand is on environmental issues.

Any party that can achieve this would be doing India a great service. However, it remains to be seen, when that party comes in power, what do they maniffesto vs. A very good compilation of environment agenda of the parties. Click here for enlarge. It brought in manifestto NGT which although formally declared has not really found its voice.

The BJP has a very detailed section on energy, environment and natural resources but just like the Congress, it is a bit general and does not spell out specifics. The table below presents the Congress viewpoint on environment- Replication of plans like National Ganga River Basin Authority to clean major rivers of India.


Crude oil prices manifewto direct sugar prices in Thu, Mar 20 Their manifesto came out very late but the table below presents it in brief. Treating water as a scarce public good, in such a manner as to increase water re-charge and water conservation while simultaneously enhancing water availability for domestic use, irrigation and industry through effective regulation and demand management; equitable provision of potable drinking water manifestl all habitations to be accorded priority.

CPIM surprisingly has an entire section on environment manifrsto a separate section on water resources. The main theme seems to be the devolution and manifetso of powers to gram sabhas which if enacted will be a revolutionary step. Add a Comment Cancel reply. For resource mobilization, it proposed restoring long-term capital gains tax and increasing securities transaction tax and plugging the Mauritius route for channelling investments by reviewing the double taxation avoidance agreement.

The CPM, which has been opposing the neo-liberal economic policies of the Congress, has proposed a number of steps for containing price rise, including reversing the deregulation of petroleum product prices and reducing excise and customs duties on them.

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Special attention to the Himalayas. National Solar Mission to continue and a new wind mission to be launched. Fri, Mar 21 Yes, I just hope the National Solar Mission is continued and cleaning up of rivers is finally initiated.

Read more about it here. The Congress manifesto is very general and does not bring specifics with regard to environmental conservation. Data on natural resources to be placed in public domain.

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