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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Manifesto

Loksabha Elections 2019 Manifesto


  • Telemedicine and diagnostic facilities in 150,000 wellness centres by 2022
  • One Medical college in every district by 2022
  • Immunisation for all new borns and pregnant women by 2022
  • Health expenditure at 3% of GDP by 2024 via Right to Healthcare Act
  • Insurance model not preferred
  • National Telemedicine Policy
  • All vacancies at all levels in PHCs and in public hospitals to be filled within 1 year
  • Prime Minister Innovative Learning Programme for talented children
  • National institutes for teachers’ training
  • Increase in higher education seats by 50%
  • 50 institutions of emminence by 2024
  • Investment of Rs 1 trillion in higher education
  • Education spending to be doubled to 6% of GDP by 2024
  • School education be be transferred to the State List
  • Ambit of RTE to be expanded to free and compulsory education till 10+2
  • Guest, temporary and contract teachers to be brought on regular payroll
  • Gross enrolment ratio in higher education to be increased to 40 by 2024
  • Outstanding interest dues on old education loans as on 31 March 2019 to be waived
  • Education loan programme to be expanded
  • Support to 22 "champion sectors" in Indian economy
  • 'Entrepreneurial Northeast' scheme to provide financial support to MSMEs in NE
  • 50,000 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendras’ to provide jobs to tribal youth
  • 400,000 central government and institutional vacancies before March 2020
  • 1 million seva mitra positions in every gram panchayat
  • ‘Water Bodies Restoration Mission’ and ‘Wasteland Regeneration Mission’ to create 10 million jobs
  • Freedom of Association and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining for workers
  • Make in India in Defence
  • Zero tolerance for terrorism and extremism
  • The armed forces to get modern equipment
  • Resettlement of soldiers 3 years before their retirement
  • NRC to be expedited, and implemented in a phased manner in other parts of the country
  • Smart fencing
  • All modernisation programmes to be expedited
  • The office of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to be established as the principal advisor to the government
  • The strength of border police to be increased
  • Modern, well-equipped Integrated Border Outposts to be constructed
  • AFSPA to to be amended to strike a balance between security and human rights
  • Reuse and 100% disposal of liquid waste
  • The behavioural change of open defecation-free regions to be sustained
  • Independent water ministry
  • Interlinking of rivers
  • Jal Jivan Mission: Nal se Jal
  • 100% sewage treatment of water entering the Ganga
  • Green Bonus to incentivise forest cover in Himalayan states
  • National clean air mission in 102 cities
  • Air pollution level to be reduced by 35% by 2024
  • Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan to replace Swachh Bharat
  • New and independent Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Complete ban on the import of all types of waste
  • Solid waste management plan in all villages, towns and cities using modern tech
  • Forest cover to be increased from 21% to 25% by 2025
  • A modern Climate Information System to be developed
  • Universal access to potable drinking water
  • A Ministry of Water to be created
  • Budget allocation to cleaning rivers to be doubled 
  • Annual cash dole (PK-KISAN) to all farmers irrespective of the size of their land owned
  • Pension for small and marginal farmers
  • Rs 25-trillion investment in agri-rural sector
  • Interest-free short-term farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh
  • Participation in crop loan insurance scheme to be made voluntary
  • An e-commerce portal for organic produce
  • 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations by 2022
  • Digitisation of Land Records on a mission mode, with conclusive titling
  • Matsya Sampada Yojana infra for small traditional fisherfolk
  • Karz Mukti, or freedom from indebtedness: Waiver of all outstanding farm loans
  • Separate Kisan Budgets
  • National Commission on Agricultural Development and Planning
  • Commission on Marginal Farmers and Agricultural Labour
  • APMCs to be repealed and farm trade to be made free from all restrictions
  • The value of dairy and poultry production to be doubled in 5 years
  • A separate ministry for fisheries and welfare of fisherfolk
  • A National Fisherfolk Commission to be set up
  • Rs 25-trillion investment in agri-rural sector
  • Rural Road Upgradation Programme to connect education/health centre and markets to villages
  • Saashray: pucca houses for all
  • Sujal: Piped water connection to all houses
  • Connect all villages by optical fiber internet by 2022
  • Rural infrastructure fund
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) 3.0
  • Minimum guaranteed days of employment to be increased to 150
  • Broadband connectivity to be provided to all village Panchayats by 2021
  • The role and authority of the Gram Sabhas to be enhanced
  • Nal se Jal: piped water connection to all houses
  • National Urban Mobility Mission to integrate public transport through common mobility card/ticketing
  • Metro in 50 cities by 2024
  • A comprehensive policy on Urbanisation
  • Directly elected mayors for better governance
  • Right to Housing for the urban poor
  • Slum Upgradation and Transformation Scheme
  • Improve GDP share from manufacturing sector
  • Doubling the exports
  • Rs 1-trillion credit to MSMEs by 2024
  • National Policy for Retail Trade for the growth of retail business
  • GST to continue, with more simplification in the process
  • A new industrial policy to be mooted
  • Lowering of tax rates
  • Honest tax payers to be rewarded
  • GST 2.0 with single, moderate, standard rate of tax (special levy for demerit goods)
  • Real Estate (all sectors), petroleum products, tobacco and liquor to come under GST
  • E-way bill system to be abolished
  • A share of the GST revenue to be allocated to Panchayats and Municipalities
  • Simpler and single quarterly GST returns
  • GST Council to be served by a permanent secretariat of tax economists, tax policy experts and tax professionals
  • Direct Taxes Code to be enacted in the first year
  • New industrial towns to come up
  • Share of manufacturing to be increased to 25%
  • Stalled projects to be revived
  • ‘Make for the World’ policy and ‘Exclusive Export-only Zones’ to come up
  • Every Fortune 500 company to set up a business in India
  • National Warehousing Grid along national highways
  • Structural reduction in the cost of capital for infrastructure
  • 60,000 km of national highways in the next five years
  • Broadguaging and electrification of Railways
  • WiFi facility at railway stations
  • Dedicated freight corridor by 2022
  • 200 airports by 2024
  • Doubling of port capacity by 2024
  • Quality electricity to all consumers
  • Strengthen state power distribution companies
  • Total length of national highways to be augmented
  • All outdated railway infrastructure to be modernised
  • Establish infrastructure investment trusts
  • Availability and access to electricity in rural areas to be enhanced
  • Off-grid renewable power
  • Collateral-free credit of up to Rs 50 lakh
  • 100 Innovation Zones in Urban Local Bodies
  • 500 new incubators and accelerators by 2024
  • ‘Seed Startup Fund’ of R s20,000 crore₹20,000 crore
  • High-level skilling for more than 600,000 people per year
  • Angel Tax imposed on startups to be withdrawn
  • Create an Enterprise Support Agency
  • Renew UPA initiatives UDAAN, HIMAYAT and UMMEED to impart skills
  • Low-skilled jobs for the uneducated
  • A Uniform Civil Code to be brought
  • 33% reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies
  • Sanitary pads at an affordable cost of just Re 1
  • A comprehensive child protection framework
  • 33% reservation for women in Parliament and state Assemblies
  • 33% reservation for women in central govt, CISF, CRPF and BSF jobs
  • A crèche in every Anganwadi
  • 1 ASHA worker per 2,500 people in a village
  • A science mission
  • Sales & trading investment in state government institutions (National Research Foundation)
  • A language translation mission
  • Expenditure on science and technology to be increased to 2 per cent of GDP
  • All current vacancies in the posts of researchers and scientists to be filled within 12 months
  • The National Innovation Council to be revitalised
  • A National Data Science Institute to be set up
  • Poverty to be reduced to less than 10% by 2024
  • PM-KISAN cash dole to be extended to all farmers
  • Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY): Rs 72,000 per year to 20% poorest families
  • 100 million people to be lifted out of poverty by 2024
  • Poverty to be wiped out by 2030
  • Article 370 of the Constitution to be abrogated
  • Aricle 35A to be annulled
  • Deployment of armed forces to be reviewed
  • More troops to be moved to borders to stop infiltration completely
  • The presence of Army and CAPFs in the Kashmir Valley to be reduced
  • AFSPA to be reviewed
  • Every block with more than 50% ST population to have an Eklavya Model Residential School
  • 50,000 ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendras to be set up
  • Occupational health and safety for Safai Karmacharis
  • Shram Yogi Mandhan for small shopkeepers
  • Govt schemes and programmes to be subjected to social audit
  • An anti-discrimination law to be passed
  • A Diversity Index TO BE introduced as a metric to assess and ensure diversity in public bodies
  • An Equal Opportunities Commission to be set up
  • All backlog vacancies reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs to be filled
  • Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in private higher education institutions
  • Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya
  • 100 Panini fellowships for Sanskrit scholars
  • Censorship to be resolutely opposed
  • Artistic freedom to be guaranteed
  • Digital archives for India’s art and culture to be created
  • An Inter-faith Council to be set up
  • New law to punish hate crimes
  • Permanent membership of the United Nation Security Council to be sought
  • International Space Technology Alliance
  • A ‘Comity of Nations Against International Terrorism’ as a voluntary multi-lateral forum to be established
  • A policy of non-alignment
  • National Council on Foreign Policy to be set up
  • Efforts to win Indian a permanent membership of the UN Security Council and the Nuclear Suppliers Group to be re-doubled
  • The size of the Foreign Service to be increased significantly; domain experts and scholars to be inducted
  • Ensure access to bank branches, payment banks and banking correspondents by creating a new data-sharing framework
  • Banking facilities within a radius of 5 km
  • International Financial Services Centre Authority
  • 2 or more PSBs to be amalgamated so that there are only 6-8 PSBs
  • Governance structure of PSBs to be reviewed
  • Redundant Banking Board Bureau to be abolished
  • A robust, deep and liquid corporate bond market, municipal bond market and infrastructure investment trusts to be developed
  • Launch ‘Bharat Gaurav’ campaign to increase interaction among the Indian diaspora
  • Strengthen the MADAD portal as single-point avenue
  • Ministry of Overseas Indians to be re-established
  • NRI Invest Scheme to be brought in
  • Simultaneous elections to Parliament, State assemblies and local bodies to reduce expenditure, ensure e􀄇cient utilisation of government resources and security forces
  • Single Voter List for all elections
  • Scrap electoral bonds
  • Set up National Election Fund to which any person may make a contribution
  • 50% EVMs will be matched against the physical count
  • Sugar to be added to food security 
  • List of beneficiaries to be reviewed and updated within 6 months
  • Quality and delivery of Mid-Day Meals to be improved: milk and eggs to be included in the meal