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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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.

Manifeto surprisingly has an entire section on environment and a separate section on water resources. 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.

CPI(M) – Manifesto for Lok Sabha – The Hindu Centre

The left has a history of enacting land reforms in West Bengal, the state which returned them to power multiple times. 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 vpim equitable provision of potable drinking water to all habitations to be accorded priority.


Tackling depletion of ground water through more effective regulation, strengthening regulatory bodies and appropriatelegislation. It brought in the NGT which although formally declared has not really found its voice. The Congress manifesto is very general and does maniifesto bring specifics with regard to environmental conservation.

CPM releases election manifesto; hopeful of non Congress, BJP govt

The BJP has a very manifesho section on energy, environment and natural resources but just like the Congress, it is a bit general and does not spell out specifics. 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. Their manifesto came out very late but the table below presents it in brief.

The AAP has one section fully dedicated to environment.

The main theme seems to be the devolution and decentralization of powers to gram sabhas which if enacted will be a revolutionary step. Any party that can achieve this would be doing India a great service.

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

A very good compilation of environment agenda of the parties. However, it remains to be seen, when that party comes in power, what do they do vs.

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. Yes, I just hope the National Solar Mission is continued and cleaning up of rivers is finally initiated. A pro active environment minister manifestoo definitely help the cause.


Skip to content Parliament Cim 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. The table below presents the Congress viewpoint on environment- Replication of plans like National Ganga River Basin Authority to clean major rivers of India.

Data on natural resources to be placed in public domain. The Congress brought the historical legislation Forest Rights Actinto being the. Read more about it here.

National Solar Mission to continue and a new wind mission to be launched. Promotion of carbon credits the market is dead internationallypromotion of agro, social forestry etc.

Special attention to the Himalayas. UC Irvine researchers develop new material that can eliminate glare from solar cells. Add a Comment Cancel reply.

Consent of gram sabhas in case exploitation of resource leads to displacement of communities. Amendments in the Land Acquisition Act. One person to be given employment and it will be mandatory.