Unveiling Odisha BJP’s Vision: Top 21 Promises in the Election Manifesto

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha recently unveiled its Sankalp Patra, or election manifesto, outlining a comprehensive vision for the state’s development and progress. Here’s a breakdown of the key promises made by the BJP for the people of Odisha:

Zero Tolerance Towards Corruption: A pledge to eradicate widespread corruption with a zero-tolerance policy, including the return of chit fund money to investors within 18 months. Additionally, revenues generated from minerals and mining to be utilized for the state’s progress.

Samrudh Krushak Niti: Procurement of paddy at Rs 3,100 per quintal, along with the provision of electronic weighing machines and elimination of intermediaries.

Subhadra Yojana: Every woman to receive a cash voucher of Rs 50,000 over two years.

Odia Samudaya Bhavan: Establishment of Odia community centers in all metro cities across India to cater to the welfare of Odia individuals residing outside the state.

Lakhpati Didis: Creation of 25 lakh women entrepreneurs by 2027, facilitated by industrial clusters for Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and enhanced marketing opportunities.

Support for Fishermen: Provision of Rs 10,000 as annual lean period allowance to each fisherman, along with the development of fishing harbors, cold stores, and processing units.

Rural and State Highway Development: Construction of 75,000 km of rural and state highway roads connecting all gram panchayats, district headquarters, and the state capital.

Economic Development and Job Creation: Creation of over 3.5 lakh jobs by 2029, development of industrial corridors, and establishment of state-of-the-art IT parks in four cities. Special emphasis on sectors like automobile, EV, semiconductor, and IT/ITES industries.

Promotion of Regional Languages: Introduction of legal, medical, and engineering courses in Odia.

Government Job Recruitment: Recruitment to 1.5 lakh vacant government posts, with priority given to OBC and EWS categories.

Kendu Patra Tolali Kalyana Yojana: Procurement of kendu leaves at Rs 2 per Kerry, along with bonuses for leaf pluckers and binders.

Housing and Water Supply: Completion of 15 lakh houses under PM Awas Yojana and provision of drinking water to 26 lakh households under Jal Jeevan Mission.

Temple Management and Cultural Heritage: Rectification of mismanagement in Puri temple, restoration of auditing processes, and compensation for evicted mathas during Puri Parikrama project.

Weaver Welfare and Textile Industry Promotion: Establishment of integrated textile parks and financial assistance schemes for weavers and handloom workers.

Social Security Measures: Insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh for unorganized sector laborers and registration drive through e-Shram initiative.

Healthcare Initiatives: Implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) within 100 days of coming to power.

Tribal Welfare: Annual financial assistance for tribal students under Madho Singh Haath-Kharcha scheme.

Pension Scheme: Introduction of Mukhyamantri Sahayata Yojana to provide monthly pension to elderly, divyangs, widows, and destitute individuals.

Solar Power Initiative: Implementation of PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana across urban and rural households.

Tourism Development: Aim to make Odisha the state with the third-largest tourist footfall, generating employment and fostering economic growth.

Health Infrastructure Strengthening: Modernization and expansion of health infrastructure, including the establishment of nursing colleges, medical colleges, and super specialty hospitals in every district.

The unveiling of the BJP’s manifesto underscores the party’s commitment to holistic development, economic empowerment, and social welfare in Odisha, promising a transformative agenda for the state’s progress and prosperity.

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