Rajasthan Congress Election Manifesto: MSP for farmers, health insurance boost

As the Congress lays out its ambitious manifesto, the stage is set for a compelling electoral battle in Rajasthan. 

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Jaipur: As the electoral battleground heats up in Rajasthan, the Congress party has unleashed a game-changing manifesto promising a spectrum of transformative initiatives. From ensuring Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers to a substantial health insurance boost, the manifesto aims to reshape the state's future. Dive into the comprehensive details of the Congress's electoral promises set to make waves in the upcoming state assembly polls on November 25.

Farmers' assurance: MSP law and agricultural benefits

The Congress has taken a bold step by vowing to enact a Minimum Support Price Guarantee Act, aligning with M S Swaminathan’s National Commission on Farmers' recommendations. This groundbreaking law aims to penalise those failing to purchase agricultural produce at MSP, ensuring fair returns to the farmers. Additionally, the party has announced an interest-free agricultural loan facility up to ₹2 lakh and detailed plans for the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP).

Chiranjeevi health insurance scheme

A significant highlight is the expansion of the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, doubling the free medical treatment limit from ₹2,500,00 to ₹5,000,000 lakhs. This move is expected to provide enhanced healthcare coverage to the residents of Rajasthan, signaling a commitment to the well-being of the populace.

Educational, job reforms 

The Congress manifesto places education at its core, promising a law guaranteeing complete school education and creating a staggering 1,000,000 employment opportunities. Out of these, 400,000 positions are earmarked for government jobs, showcasing a comprehensive approach to empower the youth.

Social security measures

In a bid to address social disparities, the Congress has committed to conducting a caste survey, emphasising its dedication to understanding and rectifying societal imbalances. The manifesto also includes a ₹10,000 annual allowance to the woman head of the family, expansion of subsidised cylinder schemes, and numerous initiatives for women's safety.

Economic growth and welfare programs

The party aims to boost economic growth through schemes like the Small Traders' Credit Card, mirroring the successful Kisan Credit Card Scheme. Other promises include the expansion of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), supporting gig workers, and including auto and taxi drivers under the Gig Workers’ Welfare Act.

Minorities and specially-abled welfare

The Congress has outlined robust Minority Development Policies, promising an empowered committee to study the conditions of minorities. Additionally, special provisions for the specially-abled include a state-level grievance redressal committee and an additional 100 working days under MGNREGA.

Accountability and governance

The manifesto underscores the commitment to good governance through the enactment of an Accountability and Auto Service Delivery Act. Other notable pledges include a government-owned mobile-app based tele-medicine service, the inclusion of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) in the Chiranjeevi Scheme, and stringent measures to prevent paper-leak incidents.


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