Congress Manifesto for HP Election 2012

Congress Manifesto For Himachal Pradesh (HP) Election 2012:
* Unemployment allowance of Rs.1,000 per month will be given to all 10+2 passouts and graduates whose total family income is less than Rs.200,000 a year.
* Free transport facilities for students, free medicines to the poor, new industry policy, establishing new universities and making Himachal Pradesh an attractive destination are the highlights of the Congress Manifesto.
* A skill development corporation with an outlay of Rs.500 crore will be set up to tackle unemployment.
* A new scheme, Rajiv Gandhi Digital Student Yojana, will be implemented. In this scheme, 10,000 toppers of Classes 10 and 12 will be provided free laptops by the government. Students securing first position in Class 8 in every school will be provided special learning laptops.
* It will set up dedicated knowledge center for for journalism and mass communication and nano technology centres. Congress also offers an education loan at the rate of four percent for students to pursue higher and technical education.
* A new industrial policy to attract new investors in State and to boost up the food processing industry.
* It also promised to build an airport of international standards near Shimla to attract more tourists.
* Private investments would be encouraged to create infrastructure in integrated cold chains, grading and packaging, and agro and food processing.
* The custom duty on the import of apple will be increased by at least three times the present value and efforts will be made to include apples in the special category.
* An investigation of the scams of the present BJP government and announced zero tolerance on corruption.


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