Itanagar: Congress in Arunachal Pradesh promised a transparent government with more power to the people and to focus on infrastructure development if it wins the April 9 Assembly polls.
"Congress is for peace, progress and prosperity, and committed for the development of the youth, employment generation, women empowerment and infrastructure development," Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said after releasing the 22-page party manifesto here.
The party, if came to power, would provide two units of free electricity to all gaon burahs (GBs), besides providing them free cell phones and colour televisions.
Moreover, the honorarium for the GBs would also be enhanced besides providing 10 kg free rice per person per month in all border villages.
The manifesto also promised to provide one lakh jobs to unemployed youths in the next five years and strengthening the Skill Development and Employment Generation Councils by creating separate directorate.
Livelihood mission schools would also be launched in every Assembly constituency to encourage drop-out students to adopt self-employment, it said.
It also promised bringing in sea changes in the state`s education, health, agriculture and allied sectors.
The party proposed to set up a banana fibre extraction plant in the state besides taking up oil palm cultivation in 20,000 hectares to be implemented in five years through contract farming with end-to-end solution.
A special economic sustainable development programme and a new land use policy was also promised by the party in its manifesto, besides setting up special economic zones (SEZs) for industrial development.
Tuki said the party would impress upon the Centre to introduce Rajdhani Express from Itanagar to New Delhi and Shatabdi Express from Itanagar to Guwahati.
It also promised to adopt the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations of the Centre besides providing 100 per cent Dearness Allowances to its employees.
Construction of a press colony for scribes from the state, providing security in all media establishments, installation of CCTV cameras and declaring media houses as prohibited area after 5 pm were also on the cards.