Goa : Congress party on Monday released its election manifesto for next month’s Assembly polls in Goa, promising up to 150 units of free electricity and water to the poor if voted to power in the state.
The manifesto was released by All India Congress Committee general secretary Oscar Fernandes in the presence of national and state party leaders.
The manifesto seeks to address land issues and promises creation of an agency that would train school dropouts in security and disaster management skills.
Congress has also assured to solve the problem of housing in the state by providing 5,000 flats and row houses through the Housing Board Corporation in the next five years.
“We will also form a committee of agricultural experts to survey fallow paddy fields and suggest an action plan to make it cultivable and fast track courts would be set up to solve land related disputes,” the manifesto said.
The Congress has also promised a slum-free Goa through rehabilitation of existing slum dwellers.
The party has assured to increase the ceiling of mediclaim scheme from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs seven lakh, covering all illness.
The Congress further said that it would increase monthly allowance to senior citizens under Dayanand Niradhar Yojana from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,500 and every application of widow and handicapped people would be disposed of within three months.