1. DMK election manifesto 2016: From Rs 7 milk price cut to liquor ban, all you want to know

DMK election manifesto 2016: From Rs 7 milk price cut to liquor ban, all you want to know

DMK election manifesto 2016: President M Karunanidhi on Sunday promised prohibition in Tamil Nadu if his party returned to power after the May 16 assembly elections as well as reduction in milk price by Rs 7 per litre, and setting up of Anna canteens.

By: | Chennai | Published: April 11, 2016 10:45 AM
DMK election manifesto 2016, DMK election manifesto, DMK manifesto, M Karunanidhi, karunanidhi, karunanidhi DMK manifesto, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu assembly elections DMK election manifesto 2016: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi releases his party’s manifesto for Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections 2016 at party head quarters in Chennai on Sunday. PTI

DMK election manifesto 2016: President M Karunanidhi on Sunday promised prohibition in Tamil Nadu if his party returned to power after the May 16 assembly elections as well as reduction in milk price by Rs 7 per litre, and setting up of Anna canteens.

Releasing his party’s poll manifesto at the DMK headquarters here, he also promised setting up of industrial corridors, scheme for flood prevention and constitution of the legislative council or the upper house of the assembly.

According to DMK to ensure economic development in the rural areas, concentration should be on agriculture, building rural infrastructure, and making available basic education in rural areas.

“To achieve this target, a sound marketing system should be evolved to sell all rural products like agricultural produce, handicrafts, handloom apparels, fruits and vegetables at a fair and reasonable price, and augmentation of water supply for both farming and drinking by strengthening and de-silting of water bodies, and simplified procedure for availing of loans by farmers, are to be implemented,” the manifesto states.

Contrary to expectations, Karunanidhi did not promise any fresh free consumer durables on a large scale, as done by the party in 2006 when it promised free colour televisions or the current AIADMK government that gave free fans, grinders, laptop, cattle and others.

On the other hand, continuing the AIADMK’s government’s free laptop for students scheme, DMK also promised laptops or tablets with internet facility in 3G/4G technology with 10GB per month download usage will be given at government expenses for 16 lakh students studying in higher secondary schools and colleges in the state.

Speaking about the liquor ban, Karunanidhi said appropriate measures would be taken to compensate the state’s revenue loss.

Law will be enacted for enforcing prohibition in Tamil Nadu. The employees of TASMAC – the state liquor retail chain – will be redeployed, the DMK said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK president J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday had promised liquor prohibition in phases if her party retained power in the state.

Karunanidhi said rehabilitation centres will be set up for liquor addicts.

The DMK also promised:

– Jobs for 100,000 people through employment exchanges

– Monthly reading of the power meters instead of once in two months

– Industrial corridors in Madurai-Tuticorin and Chennai-Hosur belts

– 20 kg free rice to the poor

– Steps to write off education loan dues

– Single window clearance for industries

– Setting up of pay commission for state government employees to bring their salaries at par with central government staff

– Medical colleges in districts where there are none

– Withdrawal of defamation cases filed against journalists and setting up of welfare board for journalists

– Grievance redressal meetings at all assembly constituencies once in three months

– Desalination plants in all coastal districts

– Rs.300,000 subsidy for converting thatched houses into concrete houses

– Withdrawal of all cases filed against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project protestors

– Preference in government jobs to first graduate in a family

– Free bus passes for those over 60 years of age

– Three-phased power connection for agriculture

– Issuance of ration cards and smart cards in 15 days

– Legislation for establishing Water Management Authority for repairing all water ways, tanks and reservoirs in Tamil Nadu, to prevent and remove encroachments

– Additional 50 days’ work along with 100 days provided under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Under the new state law, workers to be used only for agricultural operation during crop seasons.

– Pressing for creating four Regional Courts of Appeal and urge court of appeal of the southern region be established in Tamil Nadu

– to be supplied in the mornings to elementary schools students in addition to the Nutritious Meal Scheme.

– Bus fare which was raised haphazardly during the ADMK rule will be rationalized and uniform fares based on distance will be fixed in government buses throughout Tamil Nadu.

– Efforts will be taken for setting up the second space research centre in Tamil Nadu

– Efforts will be made for setting up the second Rocket Launching Centre of ISRO in Kulasekarapattinam in Tirunelveli district and India Space Liquid Propulsion System Centre in Tirunelveli district.

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  1. A
    May 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm
    Please help me sir... My chennai land take govt sipcot. Not any informestion.. I have orginal doent here.. I what do... Itz my mother and g mother land sir. Purchase date 1976 sir. My 5310sqft land in chennai omr navalur siruseri samad nagar plot no.436,437 and survey no.234/5 Can u give my land sir? I send mannu many time post and email... But not any responds me.. But iam now staying rent house in chennai ennore... I dont have own house or land sir. I want my property sir or plz u give me land sir other side in chennai limit or u give me today guide line value sir Please help me sir.
    1. I
      Apr 11, 2016 at 9:21 am
      The budget for the year 2016-17 which announced a deficit of 32000 crores was chided by all in chorus.The election manifesto of DMK calls for an additional expense of 36000 crores annually. Which means all other thing being equal the deficit is likely to be 68000 crores. Considering the DMK honestly go for prohibition of liquors the loss of revenue is like to be about 35000 crores. Which means at one end revenue is depleted and on the other hand expense increased. Thus it results in overall deficit of about 103 crores. The total States revenue only 139 crores making a fair deduction on the liquor income. Which is as follows:expenses excluding interest 175975.36 193572.9Interest 19787.77 21766.547additional outlay 36000total expenses 195763.13 251339.44Income 163,883.68 138371.56 deficit 31,879.45 112967.89From whom the expenses are going to be recovered. CAVEAT EMPTOR IS THE CAUTION WORD WHO WANTS TO PURCHASE THE MANIFESTO
      1. D
        Dr Nazeer
        Apr 12, 2016 at 7:51 am
        What about three language formula for the benefit of minorities
        1. G
          Apr 11, 2016 at 6:23 am
          given preference to Senior citizens
          1. G
            Apr 11, 2016 at 6:22 am
            senior citizens to give preference in various govt process mainly ques and any process govt related
            1. P
              Apr 17, 2016 at 3:43 pm
              Three language formula is impossible in TN.
              1. S
                Apr 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm
                Everything is properly analysed,before the manifesto is released,alternate sources of revenue is also analysed ,so merely putting the numbers ,cannot justify your analysis,that is the difference between you and the stalwart DMK leader.
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