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

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

Yes, I just hope the National Solar Mission is continued and cleaning up of rivers is maniesto initiated. National Solar Mission to continue and a new wind mission to be launched.

Special attention to the Himalayas. Add a Comment Cancel reply. It will field around candidates, the highest in its parliamentary history, in the April-May election, Karat said.

FACTBOX – Highlights of poll manifesto of CPI(M)

Mankfesto oil prices to direct sugar prices in Thu, Mar 20 Data on natural resources to be placed in public domain. UC Irvine researchers develop new material that can eliminate glare from solar cells. The CPM also launched its election website with details on its campaign, contestants, and issues it is highlighting. The Congress manifesto is very general and does not bring specifics with regard to environmental conservation.

To increase its current tally 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.

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 effective regulation and demand management; equitable provision of potable drinking water to all habitations to be accorded priority.


The CPM has been emphasizing on alternative policies as the way forward against issues such as corruption, price rise and unemployment.

Amendments in the Land Acquisition Act. The AAP has one section fully dedicated to environment.

Any party that can achieve this would be doing India a great service. 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. 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.

Their manifesto came out very late but the table below presents it in brief.

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 ccpim the deregulation of petroleum product prices and reducing excise and customs duties on them. Prakash Karat said the main political parties were neglecting key issues related to the electorate. A very good compilation of environment agenda of the parties.

Consent of gram sabhas in case exploitation of resource leads to displacement of communities. The Congress brought the historical legislation Forest Rights Actinto being the. 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. Read more about it here. A pro active environment minister would definitely help the cause.

Promotion of carbon credits the market is dead internationallypromotion of agro, social forestry etc.

FACTBOX – Highlights of poll manifesto of CPI(M) | Reuters

The left has a history of enacting land reforms in West Bengal, the state which returned them to power multiple times. The main theme seems to be the devolution and decentralization of powers to gram sabhas which if enacted will be a revolutionary step.


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 CPIM surprisingly has an entire section on environment and a separate section on water resources. It brought in the NGT which although formally declared has not really found its voice.

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. Click here for enlarge. One person to be given employment and it will be mandatory.

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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. The CPM, which has had repeated electoral failures sincehas not succeeded in joining hands with any regional parties for a formal seat sharing.

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. 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.

Banning futures trade in agricultural commodities, enlarging the resource base by taxing the 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.

Tackling depletion of ground water through more effective regulation, strengthening regulatory bodies and appropriatelegislation.