New Delhi: Just two hours ahead of the grand oath-taking ceremony, the ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ (NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance) on Thursday released its Common Minimum Programme with the focus on job and loan waiver for farmers.
Announcing the details of the CMP, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said that the prime focus of the CMP this time is to provide 80% reservation in jobs for locals and also immediate loan waiver of farmers.
“There will be a compulsion and a law will be enacted to ensure 80 per cent reservation for locals in the existing and new companies,” Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said.
As per the CMP, Crop Insurance Scheme will be revised to ensure immediate compensation to farmers who have lost their crops.
“In Maharashtra, farmers are facing problems. This government will do best for farmers. This will be a strong government,” Shinde added.
Shinde also added that the Nanar Refinery Project and bullet train project will be taken up in the Cabinet meeting of the new government.
Shinde also said that the new government will take appropriate measures to ensure remunerative prices for farm produce. “Adequate steps shall be taken for the construction of sustainable water supply system for the drought-affected areas,” he added.
As per the CMP, women safety shall be the highest priority of the new government. “Girls from the economically weaker sections shall be given free education and working women hostels shall be constructed at the cities and district headquarters,” the CMP reads.
The CMP also stated that the honouraium shall be increased and service facilities shall be augmented for Anganwadi Sevikas and Asha workers. As per the CMP, the women’s Savings (Self Help Group) Group shall be strengthened with the focus on women’s empowerment.
The CMP of the alliance further stated that necessary measures will be taken to increase the standard of education in the state. “Children of farm labourers and students belonging to economically weaker section shall receive education loan at zero per cent interest rate,” it stated.
Besides, job reservation and farm loan waiver, the CMP also focuses on unemployment, girls, women, industry, health, social justice and other sectors for the overall benefit of the state and its people.
Meanwhile, NCP leader Jayant Patil said that the first cabinet meeting of the new government will take place on Thursday night.