Thiruvananthapuram; March 19: After fulfilling almost all promises made in 2016, LDF once again approaching the people with a bunch of new people oriented promises and an appeal for the furtherance of development. The manifesto released by LDF convener A Vijayaraghavan along with the leaders of constituents of Left Democratic Front in Thiruvananthapuram today evening envisages a stable and strong developmental model. The whole announcements is based on the achievements made by the incumbent government led by CPIM politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan. A Vijayaraghavan said that LDF government has fulfilled 580 promises out of 600 made in 2016.
LDF’s performance to retain top position in the field of welfare and development has been attracted worldwide acclamation. Kerala has retained its formost position in development indices put by NITI Ayog.
– Salient features of 2021 LDF’s Election Manifesto:
– Welfare/social security pension will be increased step-by-step to ₹2500.
– Housing will be provided to all homeless SC/ST families.
– 150000 homes to be built this year The left alternative policies will be continued.
– And secular values upheld
– Pension was raised from ₹600 during the tenure of the UDF government to ₹1600 in the last 5 years.
– This will be hiked to ₹2500. Housing assistance was increased from ₹2.5 lakh to ₹4 lakh.
– A total of ~280000 houses were built during the last 5 years.
-Taking forward the plan put forward in this years budget, 40 lakh jobs will be created in the next five years.
– 20 lakh Job will created among the educated youth.
-30% of all social security pensioners received pension for the first time during the last 5 years. —–
-Now, these benefits will be extended to housewives.
-Number of start-ups went up from 300 to 3900 in the last 5 years.
-Through government support and programs like innovation challenge, 15000 start-ups will come up, creating 1 lakh jobs Public sector will continue to be protected.
-Profit is now ₹102 cr (loss of ₹213 cr earlier)
-Number of SMEs, increased from 82000 to 1.4 lakh in the last 5 years.
-Another 1.6 lakh will be supported, creating 6 lakh jobs Tourism revenue will be doubled.
-Kerala will become a hub of electronic and pharmaceutical industry.
-Area under paddy cultivation, which had been declining the last 2 decades, went up from 1.7 lakh ha to 2.23 lakh ha in the last 4 years.
-This will be increased further Kerala will become self-sufficient in vegetable production