Congress releases manifesto for Goa Assembly polls

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 19:39

Panaji: Congress on Monday released its election
manifesto for next month`s Assembly polls in Goa promising up
to 150 units of free electricity and water to the weaker
sections, scheduled castes/tribes and other backward classes
(OBCs).

The manifesto was released by All India Congress
Committee general secretary Oscar Fernandes in presence of
national and state leaders.

Congress has also assured to solve the problem of housing
by providing 5,000 flats and row houses through the Housing
Board Corporation in the next five years.

"A committee of agricultural experts to survey fallow
paddy fields and suggest an action plan to make it cultivable
would be formed," the manifesto said, adding that fast track
courts would be set up to solve land related disputes.

The Congress has also promised a slum free Goa through
rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers.

The party has assured to increase the ceiling of
mediclaim scheme from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs seven lakh covering
all illness of the people of Goa.

The Congress further said that it would increase monthly
allowance to senior citizens under Dayanand Niradhar Yojana
from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,500 and every application of widow and
handicapped people would be disposed off within three months.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 19:39

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