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Know Important 40 Facts from BJP Manifesto 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Know Important 40 Facts from BJP Manifesto 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Following are the important facts from the BJP Manifesto 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Price Rise –
Put in place strict measures and special Courts to stop hoarding and black marketing.
Setting up a Price Stabilization Fund.
Unbundle FCI operations into procurement, storage and distribution for greater efficiency.
Leverage on technology to disseminate Real time data, especially to farmers - on production,
Prices, imports, stocks and overall availability.
Evolve a single 'National Agriculture Market'.
Promote and support area specific crops and vegetables linked to food habits of the people.

Employment and Entrepreneurship –
Strategically develop high impact domains like Labour-intensive manufacturing (viz. textile,
Footwear, electronics assembly, etc.)
Tourism -
Strengthen the traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied industries, and retail -
Through modernization as well as stronger credit and market linkages.
harness the opportunities provided by the upgradation of  infrastructure and housing, for its job
Generating  potential.
encourage and empower our youth for self-employment - incubating entrepreneurship as well as
facilitating credit.
address the employability issue by initiating a multi-skills development programme in mission
mode.  Focus will be on job creation and entrepreneurship, in both rural and urban areas.
transform our Employment Exchanges into Career Centres -  connecting our youth with job
opportunities in a transparent and effective manner through the use of technology; as well as
providing counselling and training.

Corruption –
public awareness
technology enabled e-Governance - minimizing the discretion in the citizen-government interface.
system-based, policy-driven governance - making it transparent.
rationalization and simplification of the tax regime - which is currently repulsive for honest
tax payers.
simplification of the processes and procedures at all levels - bestowing faith in the citizens,
institutions and establishments.

Black Money –
By minimizing the scope for corruption, we will ensure minimization of the generation of black money.
BJP is committed to initiate the process of tracking down and bringing back black money stashed in foreign banks and offshore accounts. We will set up a Task Force for this purpose and to recommend amendments to existing laws or enact new laws. The process of bringing back black money to India what belongs to India, will be put in motion on priority. We will also proactively engage with foreign Governments to facilitate information sharing on black money.
Poor Delivery –
remove bottlenecks and missing links in all sectors, activities and services.
focus on proper planning and execution for right outcomes.
strive for scale and speed  with futuristic vision.
Build institutions for today and tomorrow.

Team India
Centre-State Relations
India is a diverse country. Diverse communities settled in vastly different regions have their own aspirations.
Taking these aspirations into consideration, the centre and the states therefore have to evolve a working system, which leads to harmonious relations. The genuine grievances of every state will be addressed in a comprehensive manner.

We will place Centre-State relations on an even keel through the process of consultation and strive for harmonious Centre-State relations.
Our Government will be an enabler and facilitator in the rapid progress of states. We will evolve a model of national development, which is driven by the states.
Team India shall not be limited to the Prime Minister led team sitting in Delhi, but will also include Chief Ministers and other functionaries as equal partners.
Ensure fiscal autonomy of States while urging financial discipline.
Create 'Regional Councils of States', with common problems and concerns, with a view to seeking solutions that are applicable across a group of states.
We will encourage cooperation among states on security-related issues, inter-state disputes and
for removing inter-regional economic disparities and promoting tourism.
We recognize the special needs and unique problems of the hill and desert states. In consultation with the Governments of these states, state-specific developmental priorities/ models will be evolved so that the aspirations of the people are met.
Given the unique status of Union Territories (UTs), they will receive special attention. We will focus on developing and strengthening the economy of UTs. Tourism will be promoted, tribal welfare and their rights will receive full attention, and infrastructure and coastal area development will be given top priority.
We reiterate our commitment to the protection and integrated development of our island territories.
The moribund forums like 'National Development Council' and 'Inter-State Council' will be revived
and made into active bodies.
Involve the state Governments in the promotion of foreign trade and commerce.
Help the states mobilize resources through investments in industry, agriculture and infrastructure.

Integrating the Nation - Its Vastness and Voices –
Northeast :  Resource rich North-Eastern states are lagging behind in development due to poor
governance, systemic corruption and poor delivery of public services. NDA government had initiated concrete steps to address the issue of development of Northeast by setting up the Ministry of North-Eastern Region. We will empower this Ministry with a broader charter and non-lapsable funds for the rapid development of the region.
BJP will:
put special emphasis on enhancing the connectivity within the region and to the rest of the country.

There will be special emphasis on massive infrastructure development, especially along the Line
of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

address the issue of Flood control in Assam and river water management.

nurture more job generating opportunities like tourism and IT industry.

address the issue of infiltration and illegal immigrants in the Northeast region on a priority basis.

This will include clear policy directions and effective control at the ground level.
complete all pending fencing work along the India-Bangladesh and India-Myanmar border, stepping up border security.

take measures for the safety of North-Eastern students studying across the country including
setting up Hostels for North-Eastern students at various educational centres.
deal with Insurgent groups with a firm hand.

Jammu and Kashmir:
Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall remain an integral part of the Union of India. The territorial integrity of India is inviolable. BJP will pursue an agenda of equal and rapid
development in all the three regions of the state - Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
The return of Kashmiri Pandits to the land of their ancestors with full dignity, security and assured livelihood will figure high on the BJP's agenda.
The long pending problems and demands of refugees from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) will be addressed.

BJP reiterates its stand on the Article 370, and will discuss this with all stakeholders and remains committed to the abrogation of this article.
All steps will be taken to provide good governance, better infrastructure, educational opportunities, healthcare and more job opportunities, leading to a better quality of life in the valley.

Seemandhra and Telangana: BJP is committed to do full justice to Seemandhra, and address the
issues of development and governance of Seemandhra and Telangana.

From Representative to Participatory Democracy
India is a country of immense diversity - a highly decentralized federal structure is thus crucial in meeting the varied ideas and aspirations of our diverse people. Power is currently concentrated in Delhi and the State capitals. We believe this power should be genuinely decentralized. BJP has stood for greater decentralization through devolving of powers to the states. A vast reservoir of People's Power has not yet been tested in the real sense. We have not been able to involve the people in Governance as functionaries and facilitators.
People's Participation: Our developmental process will be a people's movement - of Jan bhagidari.
We will make them the active drivers of development rather than mere passive recipients.
People's Engagement: Through Pro-active, Pro-people Good Governance, we will ensure the
Government itself directly reaches out to the people, especially the weak and marginalized sections of society.
We will further evolve the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model into a People-Public-Private
Partnership (PPPP) model.
BJP is committed to strengthen self-Governance at the local level and we will empower Panchayati Raj Institutions with extensive devolution of the 3 Fs - Functions, Functionaries and Funds.
Good performers amongst the Panchayats will be rewarded with additional developmental grants.
Strengthen the institution of the Gram Sabha, respecting their inputs and initiatives for development process.
We will actively involve people in policy formulation and evaluation through various platforms.
We will encourage Openness in the Government, involving all stakeholders in the decision-making processes

Good Governance: Transparent, Effective, Involving and Encouraging –
For BJP:
the only philosophy and religion of a Government should be India First.
the only epic of a Government should be India's Constitution.
the only power of a Government should be the power of the people.
the only prayer of a Government should be the welfare of its people.
the only way of a Government should be 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.

Open Government and Accountable Administration –
digitization of Government records will be taken up on top priority so that they are easily accessible.
performance review, social and environment audit would be mandated for all Government schemes and programmes.
open up Government to draw expertise from the industry, academia and society into the services.
government will be redefined by elimination of whatever is obsolete in laws, regulations, administrative structures, practices and would be purposive.
we will generate 'Kartavya Bhavna' among public servants as lives and productivity of people is
dependent on the quality and efficiency of public services.
the whole, hallmarks of our Governance model would be:
Policy driven
Time bound delivery
Minimum Government, Maximum Governance

E-Governance: Easy, Efficient and Effective –
focus on increasing the penetration and usage of broadband across the country. Deployment of
broadband in every village would be a thrust area.
leverage technology for e-Governance and engage proactively with the people through social media for participative governance and effective public grievance redressal mechanism.
generate IT based jobs in rural and semi-urban areas.
make technology enabled products affordable for students.
use technology to reduce the burden of books on children. Make all institutions and schools e-
enabled in a phased manner. Digital learning and training to be used extensively.
pursue a mission mode project under the 'National Rural Internet and Technology Mission' for use of telemedicine and mobile healthcare for rural healthcare delivery; use of IT for agriculture for real time information; Self Help Groups; retail trade and SMEs; and rural entrepreneurs, etc.
initiate a National e-Governance Plan to cover every Government office from the centre to the
panchayats. The 'E-Gram, Vishwa Gram' scheme in Gujarat to be implemented nationwide.
promote e-Bhasha - National Mission for the promotion of IT in Indian Languages.
focus to bring SC/ST, OBCs and other weaker sections of the society within the ambit of IT
enabled development.
deploy IT to protect India's priceless cultural and artistic heritage, which includes digitization of all archives and museology.
promote 'open source' and 'open standard' software.
mandate digitization of all government work to reduce corruption and delays.
set up High-speed digital highways to unite the nation.
use technology to reduce Transmission and distribution losses.
use mobile and e-Banking to ensure financial inclusion.
BJP aims to make every household digitally literate with a goal to make India the Global Knowledge hub, with IT being a major driver and engine of growth.

Institutional Reform - Administrative, Judicial, Police and Electoral –
Today, people of this country are frustrated with the present system. Our administrative set up should be people-centric, responsive and result-oriented. With this in mind, we are committed to bring the following reforms:
the administration and its members will be made truly accountable to their tasks as well as the
people through rigorous evaluation process.
good performance will be rewarded; non-performers will be given opportunities and training support to improve.
rationalization and convergence among the Ministries, departments and other arms of the
Government will be ensured to focus on delivery.
open up government to draw expertise from the industry, academia and society.
services of youth in particular will be tapped to contribute in governance with Fellowship and
Internship programmes launched at various levels.

BJP is committed to ensure Justice for All - justice which is prompt and accessible. Understanding that Justice Delayed is Justice Denied, we will adopt a multi-pronged approach to address the high pendency of cases in our judicial system.
We will:
accord high priority to judicial reforms to address the issue of appointment of judges, filling the
vacancies, opening new courts, setting up a mechanism for speedy clearance of the backlog of
cases at various levels in the judiciary.
initiate a mission mode project for filling the vacancies in the judiciary and for doubling the number
of courts and judges in the subordinate judiciary.
set up a National Judicial Commission for the appointment of judges in higher judiciary.
create a fund for modernization of courts to improve the operational efficiency of courts.
set up a separate class of courts for cases involving specified commercial laws which fast track
the litigation process.
reform the criminal justice system to make dispensation of justice simpler, quicker and more
effective and after examining the recommendations of the earlier reports on this subject
iInitiate the computerization and networking of courts all over the country.
extend fast track courts to all layers of the judiciary.
expand alternative dispute redressal mechanisms through Lok Adalats and Tribunals.
implement the National Litigation Policy in letter and spirit to reduce average pendency time of
review and reduce significantly the number of cases, in which the Government is a litigant in the
next five years.
periodically review and refine/ scrap outdated laws.
create courts specially equipped to deal with IPR cases.
give special emphasis to the development of Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanisms - like
Lok Adalats, Arbitration and Conciliation centres.
set up a comprehensive National e-Library, empowering Lawyers.
aim to enhance the number of women in the Bar as well as Bench, reducing the gender gap in
evolve a national network of specialized universities having expertise in complementary domains
- like Forensics, Arbitration, IPR, International Law, etc.
develop India into a Global Hub for Arbitration and Legal Process Outsourcing.
We will simultaneously reform the legal system to make it more accessible to the common man.
We will:
undertake a comprehensive review of the legal system to simplify complex legislations - converge
overlapping legislation, as well as remove contradictory and redundant laws.
establish an institutional mechanism to periodically review and give suggestions for refining our
simplify legal procedure and language.
make legal information open and freely accessible.
run legal awareness programmes and introduce in school curriculum - making the common man
aware of his rights and duties.

Our police forces are entrusted with the crucial responsibility of maintaining law and public order,
which forms one of the central pillars of our democracy. We will work with the states to empower them with the authority, independence and resources necessary to deliver:
Roll out a comprehensive strategy for bringing the Indian Police at par with international standards.
Facilitate training and capacity building of Police forces.
Modernize the police force, equipping them with the latest technology.
Initiate the networking of police stations across the country for intelligence sharing and crime
Strengthen Investigations, making them Swift, Transparent, Fair, Clear and Decisive - acting as
an inescapable deterrent to wrong- doers and a protective shield to the innocent.
Develop specialized expertise in investigation; through continuous training, especially in evolving
Overhaul our intelligence set up, with special focus on coordination and integration of human and
technological intel - comprehensively gearing it towards collecting real time, specific and actionable
Modernize our Prison system with technology and infrastructure; to strengthen the security as
well human rights and correctional dimensions.
Work towards evolving common national standards and protocols.
Train and technologically enable the police to track, pursue, as well as prevent Cyber Crime.
Bring Coastal States together on a common platform to discuss issues of Marine Policing.
Reinterpret the age-old concept of community policing in modern times; evolving ways for the
police to reach out to the people, building bonds of trust and friendship - including spreading out into areas of public safety and public wellness.
Give special emphasis for improving the working conditions and welfare of police personnel

Poor and Marginalized - Bridge the Gap –
strengthen Delivery of poverty alleviation programs through convergence, transparency and
identify 100 most backward districts of the country to bring them at par with other districts
through prioritized and integrated development.
strengthen the natural resource base of the people to tide over natural calamities.
aim to gainfully employ rural poor in agriculture and allied activities.
enable the urban poor to develop skills so that they take advantage of the emerging opportunities.
facilitate partnership across all levels of government, civil society, academic and financial institutions in this national mission of poverty alleviation

Food Security –
review the successful PDS models, and incorporate the best practices to revise the existing PDS,
for benefitting the common man.
address the issue of under-nutrition and malnutrition.
encourage the production of cereals, pulses and oils.
radically transform the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
ensure contingency stocks for any exigencies arising due to natural calamities or external factors.
seek the participation of voluntary organizations in running community kitchens.

SCs, STs, OBCs and Other Weaker Sections - Social Justice and Empowerment –
A high priority for SC, ST, OBCs and other weaker sections would be to create an ecosystem for
education and entrepreneurship.
BJP is committed to the eradication of untouchability at all levels.
BJP is committed to eliminate manual scavenging.
BJP will look at more effective ways to pull these people out of the poverty line.
BJP will ensure that the funds allocated for schemes and programmes for SC, ST, OBCs and other
weaker sections are utilized properly.
A mission mode project would be made for housing, education, health and skills development.
Special focus would be on the children, especially the girl child, with regards to health, education and skills development.
Setting up the entire education network for tribals.
Upgrading housing, water and health facilities.
Electrification of tribal hamlets and provision of all - weather roads.
Initiating new economic activities.
Promoting the products associated with the tribal culture by setting tribal haats in tourist towns
and other centres.
Ensure that the tribal land is not alienated.
Facilitating access to minor forest produce and creating a network of rural haats (markets).
" Establishing the National Centre for Tribal Research and Culture to preserve the tribal culture and languages.
" Enhancing the funds for tribal welfare and development

Minorities - Equal Opportunity –
Ensure that the young, and the girl child in particular get education and jobs without discrimination.
Strengthen and modernize minority educational systems and institutions; dovetailing them with
modern requirements. National Madrasa modernization programme would be initiated.
Empower with vibrancy in Livelihood and Entrepreneurial opportunities.
Augment their traditional artisanship and entrepreneurial skill, which are a backbone of our cottage and small-scale industry - strengthening these sectors through better market linkages, branding
and access to credit.
Empower Waqf Boards in consultation with religious leaders; taking steps to remove encroachments from and unauthorized occupation of Waqf properties.
Curate their rich heritage and culture - maintenance and restoration of heritage sites; digitization of archives; preservation and promotion of Urdu.
Ensure a peaceful and secure environment, where there is no place for either the perpetrators or
exploiters of fear.
Facilitate the setting up of a permanent Inter-faith Consultative mechanism to promote harmony and trust, under the auspices of religious leaders.

Neo-Middle Class - Meet their Aspirations –
Educational scholarships and educational facilities.
Medical insurance and quality healthcare services.
Middle-income housing.
Efficient public transport systems.

Rural Areas - High Priority
Two-thirds of our people live in villages. Lack of amenities to live and opportunities to work, however, are
restricting our rural life. Both these factors are the result of prolonged neglect. A full-fledged programme
for 'Rural Rejuvenation' will be made and implemented which will comprise of integrated strategies for personal, economic and social well being of the villagers. Through the idea of Rurban, we will bring urban amenities to our rural areas, while retaining the soul of the village.
Agriculture, rural development and poverty alleviation go hand in hand. Major thrust area for rural development would be to improve village level infrastructure in terms of roads, potable water, education, health, supply chain, electricity, broadband, job creation, security in rural areas and linkage to markets.

Urban Areas - High Growth Centres
More than one-third of our population is already living in our cities and towns. Soon, the urban areas will cover half our people. Moreover, our cities should no longer remain a reflection of poverty and bottlenecks. Rather they should become symbols of efficiency, speed and scale.
We will look at urbanisation as an Opportunity rather than a Threat.
Major steps will be undertaken in Transport and Housing for 'Urban Upliftment' in India.
We will initiate building 100 new cities; enabled with the latest in technology and infrastructure -adhering to concepts like sustainability, walk to work etc, and focused on specialized domains.
The approach to urban development will be based on integrated habitat development - building on concepts like Twin cities and Satellite towns.
Upgrade existing urban centres, transitioning focus from basic infrastructure to public utility services like Waste and Water Management - for a clean and healthy city life.
Cleanliness and Sanitation will be given priority - efficient Waste and Water management systems will be set up. Model towns will be identified for rolling out integrated waste management infrastructure.
Wi-Fi facilities will be made available in public places and commercial centres.
Urban poverty alleviation scheme would be a key thrust area.
Use technology for scientific, strategic and long term town planning - including GIS based mapping.
Build quality integrated Public Transport systems, discouraging usage of private vehicles

Social Security -  A Caring Government, Passionate Society –
Lay special emphasis on vulnerable children and especially those belonging to the vulnerable
communities like SCs, STs, OBCs, migrants, slum dwellers, street dwellers and those with
Ensure effective implementation of the Right to Education, Right to Food Security Act.
Review, amend and strengthen the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act,
2012 and Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS).
Focused efforts will be made to address issue of anaemia.
Reduce the burden of books on children without compromising on the quality of education.
Endeavour to inculcate values amongst children.

Senior Citizens –
Provide financial support, exploring ideas like additional tax benefits and higher interest rates.
Invest in setting up and improving old-age homes.
Harness their experience in the National Interest. Devise schemes and programs to engage the
senior citizens as volunteers / part time workers in various development programmes of the
government, in urban and rural areas. This will not only help in utilizing their time, but also it would be an effective utilization of their experience and may add an additional source of income for them

Specially Abled
About 70 million people are suffering from disability, and BJP considers it a serious neglect. The
welfare and rehabilitation of disabled people is integral to our vision of a caring society and that of a responsive government. The BJP commits to:
Enact the 'Rights of the Persons with Disabilities bill' (RPWD).
Use technology to deliver low cost quality education to specially-abled students 'in-home' - through
Identify each and every special needs person across the country - establishing a web based
disability registration system to issue universal ID for all applicable government benefits (healthcare,transportation, jobs, education etc).
Ensure disabled friendly access to public facilities, public buildings and transport.
Ensure maximum economic independence of the disabled by creating more income generation
models for them.
Support and aid voluntary organizations working for the care of the disabled.
Provide a higher tax relief for the family member taking care of the disabled.

Promotion of Sports –
More funds will be allocated to sports, and we will encourage the State Governments to fully
discharge their responsibility in the promotion of sports.
Launch a 'National Sports Talent Search System', so that extraordinary sporting talent is identified at a very young age. Such promising boys and girls will be selected for special training. The existing rural sports programme and National Women Sports Festival will be broadened to reach every village and to identify talent for nurturing and excellence development.
Establish sports academies across the country

Women - The Nation Builder –
Women's welfare and development will be accorded a high priority at all levels within the government, and BJP is committed to 33% reservation in parliamentary and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment.
Government will create an Acid Attack victims welfare fund to take care of the medical costs
related to treatment and cosmetic reconstructive surgeries of such victims.
Make police stations women friendly, and increase the number of women in police at different

Education - Enroll and Excel –
School Education
Universalization of secondary school education and skills development through functional school shall be seriously pursued with particular focus on rural, tribal and difficult areas.
Establish a national E-Library to empower school teachers and students.

Higher and Professional Education –
will provide autonomy with steps to ensure accountability for institutions of higher learning.
UGC will be restructured and it will be transformed into a Higher Education Commission rather
than just being a grant distribution agency.
we will revisit the Apprenticeship Act to facilitate our youth to Earn while they Learn.

Vocational Training –
Would set up Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and virtual classrooms to make it convenient for working class people and housewives to further their knowledge and qualifications

Skills - Focusing on Productivity and Employability –
Skill Mapping - to help scientifically plan our national human resource development that India
would need (like engineers, architects, doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants, plumbers, carpenters,
welders, etc.).
Launch a 'National Multi-skill Mission'
We will run short-term courses, in the evenings, focusing on employable skills.
We will also set up Centres of Excellence in various sectors in partnership with the Industry.
To ensure industry responsive manpower, we will bring together industry, universities and
We will promote vocational training on a massive scale. Rigid segregation of formal education
and skill development will be broken; a mechanism will be established to give vocational qualifications of Academic Equivalence.

Health Services - Increase the Access, Improve the Quality, Lower the Cost –
Increase the number of medical and para-medical colleges to make India self sufficient in human resources, and set up an AIIMS like institute in every state.
Yoga and Ayurveda are the gifts of ancient Indian civilization to humanity and we will increase the public investment to promote Yoga and AYUSH. We will start integrated courses for Indian System of Medicine (ISM) and modern science and Ayurgenomics. We will set up institutions and launch a vigorous program to standardize and validate the Ayurvedic medicine.
Create an open defecation free India by awareness campaign and enabling people to build
toilets in their home as well as in schools and public places.
Set up modern, scientific sewage and waste management systems.
We will introduce Sanitation Ratings measuring and ranking our cities and towns on 'sanitation';
and rewarding the best performers.
Make potable drinking water available to all thus reducing water-borne diseases, which will
automatically translate into Diarrhoea-free India.

Economic Revival –
find out solutions, which are effective in the short run and lasting in the long run.
strictly implement Fiscal discipline, without compromising on funds availability for development work and asset creation
allocate resources efficiently and effectively to re-energize the engines of growth.
re-visit the policy framework for investments both foreign and domestic to make them more
undertake Banking reforms to enhance ease and access, as well as accountability.
we will encourage Savings as an important driver of investment and growth.

NPAs have increased sharply over the past few years and the trend continues. BJP will take necessary steps to reduce NPAs in Banking sector. Also, BJP will set up a strong regulatory framework for the non-banking financial companies to protect the investors.

UPA Government has unleashed 'Tax terrorism' and 'uncertainty', which not only creates anxiety amongst the business class and negatively impacts the investment climate, but also dents the image of the country. BJP realizes the importance of having a Tax Policy Roadmap, so that people are aware of the future and plan accordingly. We will:
provide a non adversarial and conducive tax environment
rationalize and simplify the tax regime
overhaul the dispute resolution mechanisms
bring on board all State governments in adopting GST, addressing all their concerns
provide tax incentives for investments in research and development, geared towards indigenization of technology and innovation

Foreign Direct Investment
Barring the multi-brand retail sector, FDI will be allowed in sectors wherever needed for job and asset creation, infrastructure and acquisition of niche technology and specialized expertise. BJP is committed to protecting the interest of small and medium retailers, SMEs and those employed by them. The FIPBs (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) functioning shall be made more efficient and investor-friendly

Agriculture  - Productive, Scientific and Rewarding –
Put in place welfare measures for farmers above 60 years in age, small and marginal farmers and farm labours
Introduce and  promote low water consuming irrigation techniques and optimum utilization of water resources.
Introduce soil assessment based crop planning and setting up mobile soil testing labs
Re-orient pest management and control programmes.
implement and incentivize the setting up of the food processing industry that has remained just a plain talk till now. This will lead to better income for farmers and create jobs. We aim to set up 'agro food processing clusters', with high value, export-quality and vacuum packed food processing facilities, etc.
Focus on the quality, productivity and trade of spices.
Set up the 'Organic Farming and Fertilizer Corporation of India', to promote organic farming and fertilizers, and provide incentives and support for marketing organic produce.
Introduce rotation farming for herbal products, based on geographical mapping, to enhance the
income of farmers.
Implement a farm insurance scheme to take care of crop loss due to unforeseen natural calamities.
Strengthen and expand rural credit facilities.
Promote horticulture, floriculture, pisciculture, bee-keeping and poultry for generating jobs and
income for rural India
Promote fish farming and aqua culture. Measures would be taken for the welfare of fisherman
Create Cluster based storage systems (e.g. Rice cluster, Wheat Cluster, Veg - Fruit cluster,
Spices cluster).
Introduce the concept of consumer friendly farmers' market to reduce wastages and increase
incomes and risk coverage.
Reform the APMC act.
Work with the states to set up seed culture labs in each district and regional agriculture innovation labs to conserve agro-biodiversity and to identify and preserve rare indigenous varieties.
Explore setting up of regional Kisan TV channels.
Give high priority to poverty alleviation in rural areas.
Genetically Modified (GM) foods will not be allowed without full scientific evaluation on its long-term effects on soil, production and biological impact on consumers.

Industry - Modern, Competitive and Caring –
We will ensure that a conducive, enabling environment is created making 'doing business' in
India easy.
We will focus on cutting the red tape, simplifying the procedures and removing the bottle-necks.
We will ensure logistics infrastructure, including stable power.
Our attempt will be to move towards a single-window system of clearances both at the centre
and also at the State level through a Hub-spoke model.
We will put in place a mechanism that will ensure that the Central and state governments work in close coordination and synergy while giving clearances to mega projects.
Decision-making on environment clearances will be made transparent as well as time-bound.
We will set up World class Investment and Industrial regions as Global Hubs of Manufacturing.
We will set up a task force to review and revive our MSME sector (Micro and Small Medium scale Enterprises); enabling it with better access to formal credit and technology for modernization.
Frame the environment laws in a manner that provides no scope for confusion and will lead to
speedy clearance of proposals without delay

A strong manufacturing sector will not only bridge the demand-supply gap leading to price stabilization,
but also create millions of jobs and increase incomes for the working class. Above all, it will
increase the revenue for government and lead to import substitution to bring down the import bill.
We will make India a hub for cost-competitive labour-intensive mass manufacturing. To give boost to manufacturing, BJP will:
Accord high priority to the growth of manufacturing, so that we can create enough jobs in the
country. This sector must grow fast to ensure employment and asset creation.
Take steps for Interest rate rationalization and have a clear tax policy to remove uncertainty and
create investor confidence.
Take all steps; like removing red-tapism involved in approvals, to make it easy to do business,
invest in logistics infrastructure, ensure power supply and undertake labour reforms, besides other steps to create a conducive environment for investors.
Increase the public spending on R&D and Incentivize R&D investments by the industry to increase the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector.
We will facilitate setting up of software and hardware manufacturing units.

Physical Infrastructure -  Better than the Best –
Work on the Freight Corridors and attendant Industrial Corridors will be expedited. This will
result in the faster movement of people and goods.
Remote states like those in the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir will be connected with the
rest of India through world class highways and rail lines.
National Highway construction projects will be expedited, especially Border and Coastal highways.
Every village will be connected through all-weather roads.
We shall modernize existing and operational Airports, and build new ones especially connecting
smaller towns and all tourism circuits. In addition, there is a potential for inland air transportation
to various remote and local locations in the country. Such air strips will be developed so that low
cost air travelling becomes possible within the country.
We will evolve an economic model of Port-led development. India is blessed with a long coastline.
We will modernize existing ports on one hand, and develop new ones on the other - stringing
together our Sagar Mala project.
Public Private Partnership would be encouraged to tap into private sector resources as well as
expertise. An institutional framework would be established for the same; while regulators
would be given greater autonomy as well as accountability.

Next Generation Infrastructure –
set up Gas Grids to make gas available to households and industry.
set up a National Optical-Fibre Network up to the village level; and Wi-Fi zones in public areas.
harness our advanced satellite technology and expertise for development.

Water - Make It Reach to All Homes, Farms and Factories –
Launch the 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchayee Yojana' with a motto of 'har khet ko paani'. We will launch multi-pronged 'water strategy' for reducing farmer's dependence on monsoon. Increase irrigated land by completing the long pending irrigation projects on priority.
We will nurture ground water recharge harnessing rain water to reduce dependence on ground
Encourage efficient use, water conservation, recycling and rain water harvesting.
Sewage treatment plants to prevent the pollution of rivers.
Desalination plants for drinking water supply in coastal cities.

Cultural Heritage –
Ram Mandir: BJP reiterates its stand to explore all possibilities within the framework of the constitution to facilitate the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Ram Setu: Ram Setu is a part of our cultural heritage and also of strategic importance due to its vast thorium deposits. These facts will be taken into consideration while taking any decision on 'Sethu-Samudram Channel' project.

Ganga: River Ganga is a symbol of faith in India, and has a special place in the Indian psyche. It is Mukti dayini. In addition it is also Jivan dayini for the parts of the country it flows. People and cattle depend on it for agriculture, fodder and drinking water. Pure water of the Ganga are thus essential for the spiritual as well as physical well being of India.
Unfortunately however, even after decades of independence, the Ganga continues to be polluted and is drying. BJP commits to ensure the cleanliness, purity and uninterrupted flow of the Ganga on priority.

In addition, a massive 'Clean Rivers Programme' will be launched across the country driven by
people's participation.

Cow and its Progeny: In view of the contribution of cow and its progeny to agriculture, socio-economic and cultural life of our country, the Department of Animal Husbandry will be suitably strengthened and empowered for the protection and promotion of cow and its progeny.

Necessary legal framework will be created to protect and promote cow and its progeny.
A National Cattle Development board will be set up to implement a Programme for the improvement of indigenous livestock breeds.

Heritage Sites: We will provide appropriate resources for the maintenance and restoration of all
national heritage sites, and to prevent their vandalisation in any form. The digitization of archives and archeological and museological records would be initiated. A National Mission for beautifying and improving the infrastructure and amenities at pilgrimage centres of all faiths will be launched.

Languages: Indian Languages are repositories of our rich literature, history, culture, art and scientific achievements. Many of our dialects are important source for knowing our heritage. BJP would promote Indian languages, and put measures for the development of all Indian languages, so that they become a powerful vehicle for creating a knowledge society.

Uniform Civil Code –
Article 44 of the constitution of India lists Uniform Civil Code as one of the Directive Principles of state policy. BJP believes that there cannot be gender equality till such time India adopts a Uniform Civil Code, which protects the rights of all women, and the BJP reiterates its stand to draft a Uniform Civil Code, drawing upon the best traditions and harmonizing them with the modern times.


Yes For Ram Mandir

Reality views by sm –

Monday, April 07, 2014

Tags - 40 Facts BJP Manifesto Lok Sabha Elections 2014


Squadron Leader R V Nathan April 08, 2014  

It is disheartening to note that the author completely left out Security /defence which is well mentioned in the manifesto but ommitted by the author probably his lack of appreciation of/ without security& the armed forces the country will be doomed.it is not his mistake _today the public at large has taken the security I mean the armed forces for granted don't consider them a essential arm for the safety'steability of a Nation

rudraprayaga April 08, 2014  

So many promises.God knows how many will materialize.Nothing for Sanskrit promotion I have read and no solution for the so called upper caste poverty and unemployment .If it is mentioned,let this comment go like that.Thank you for the info.

SM April 08, 2014  

@Nathan Rajaram

Your comment has been answered by me in a way of new post
thank you for posting comment hope to see such comments in future also