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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Read more about it here. It brought in the NGT which although formally declared has not really found its voice. The Congress brought the historical legislation Forest Rights Actinto being the.

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

Banning futures trade in agricultural commodities, enlarging the resource base by taxing cplm rich, corporate profits, cracking down on black money and money laundering as well as increasing public investments in agricultural production are the other proposals made in the manifesto.

The CPM, which has had repeated electoral failures sincehas not succeeded in joining maniresto with any regional parties for a formal seat sharing. UC Irvine researchers develop new material that can eliminate glare from solar cells. Their manifesto came out very late but the table below presents it in brief.

National Solar Mission to continue and a new wind mission to be launched. A pro active environment minister would definitely help the cause. 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 dpim regulation and demand management; equitable provision of potable drinking water to all habitations to be accorded priority.

Yes, I just hope the National Solar Mission is continued and cleaning up of rivers is finally initiated. Any 22014 that can achieve this would be doing India a great service. A very good compilation of environment agenda of the parties. The main theme seems to be the devolution and decentralization of powers to gram sabhas which manofesto enacted will be a revolutionary step.


Tackling depletion of ground water through more effective regulation, strengthening regulatory bodies and appropriatelegislation. The CPM has been emphasizing on alternative policies as the way forward against issues such as corruption, price rise and unemployment. 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.

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 manifesto of major political parties to sift through and find what their stand is on environmental issues.

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

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Special attention to the Himalayas. Promotion of carbon credits the market is dead internationallypromotion of agro, social forestry etc.

Amendments in the Land Acquisition Act. The Congress manifesto is very general and does not bring specifics with regard to environmental conservation.

CPM releases election manifesto; hopeful of non Congress, BJP govt

manifestl However, it remains to be seen, when that party comes in power, what do they do vs. 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.


Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in 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. CPIM surprisingly has an entire section on environment and a separate section on water resources. 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.

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.

Thu, Mar 20 The table below presents the Congress viewpoint on environment- Replication of plans like National Ganga River Basin Authority to clean major rivers of India. Fri, Mar 21 Data on natural resources to be placed in public domain.

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. To increase its current manifestp of 16 in the outgoing Lok Sabha, the party is pinning hopes on its key states West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, which together send 64 members to the lower house of Parliament.

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The CPM also launched its election website with details on its campaign, contestants, and issues it is highlighting. Click here for enlarge. Prakash Karat said the main political parties were neglecting key issues related to the electorate. One person to be given employment and it will be mandatory.