Tarun Gogoi released APC Committee’s ‘Panchayat Poll Manifesto 2013’.

Tarun GogoiGuwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi released the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee’s (APCC) ‘Panchayat Poll Manifesto 2013’ at Rajiv Bhawan on Sunday.

Gogoi said that the main focus of his party will be to eliminate insurgency from the state with development in rural areas.

Gogoi said that “Due to the slow development rate in remote areas of tea gardens, char-chaporis (sand islands on the Brahmaputra) and flood-hit areas, Maoists succeeded in intruding these areas. However, the state government is going to bar the red rebels for spreading their tentacles this time with speedy development in these areas. Lack of employment opportunities has led many of our youths from villages to choose the path of violence, but we are going to take steps to generate employment to stop this trend.”

He also said that the APCC manifesto has integrated various plans to develop all sectors of rural economy in the state, adding up that the state government is going to press for better health and education facilities in rural Assam.

The manifesto also talked about better roads, bridges, public health centers, public distribution system and infrastructural development in rural areas in the coming days and calls the need for rise in agro-based industry in the state.

Gogoi said that “In our last term, we succeeded to raise production in agriculture and fishery. We want to export more agro-based products. We want to accelerate the pace of growth in rural industries to meet national standards.”

The manifesto reiterate promises on job cards, IAY schemes, SGSY, electrification, cottage industries and ST status to 6 communities.

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