Jodhpur Charter

05/03/2009 at 10:21 टिप्पणी करे

Jodhpur Charter:

Water

  • Problem of safe drinking water supply in rural and urban areas of Jodhpur parliamentary constituency needs to be addressed. Need for regular checking of water supply lines and structures was discussed and strict action against officers for negligence of duty in this regard was emphasized.
  • The government should work towards elimination of fluoride contamination in drinking water in various areas of Jodhpur parliamentary constituency.
  • Proper planning for rain water harvesting and storage is needed by developing tube-wells.
  • Emphasis must be given for renewing of dry tube-wells by sinking deep and by developing other traditional water resources like nadis and ponds.
  • Special efforts are needed to overcome the problem of underground seepage in the city of Jodhpur, which has resulted in the flooding of basements of the houses located in the central part of the city extending up to Laxminagar area.

Education & Literacy

  • Quality of school and higher education needs to be improved. For this improvement in infrastructure of providing education to all sections of the society should be strengthened.
  • Free education for girls to graduation level in government schools and colleges as well as extension of the mid-day meals scheme to cover students up to the 12th standard.
  • Need for starting new employment generating/orienting courses in school and higher education. Education must serve the purpose of creating employable people in various sectors.
  • Teachers should be used only in the teaching and learning rather than other works like pulse polio campaigns, mid day meal distribution in order to improve quality of education.
  • Further teaching as a profession must be given the highest regard. Government must take care of their financial needs so that the teachers can put their full energy in building the next level of professionals that the society needs.
  • Problems of non-enrolment and drop-out from the schools must be given attention and parents should be encouraged to send their children to the schools. For this awareness campaigns will be important.
  • All Madarsa,s (Muslim schools) should be regularized and must be converted into government schools in order to check anti-social activities and improvement in education among Muslim society.
  • Alternative schooling system must be strengthened in order to provide education to all sections of the society.

Poverty

  • Every un-employed citizen should get unemployment wages (about Rs. 3000 per month). All such un-employed people must be given responsible jobs in accordance with their ability.
  • For poverty mitigation emphasis should be on microfinance, SHG formation and strengthening the role of NABARD. It was clear during the discussions that percentage of poverty has increased in urban areas in last few years.
  • The government should provide wheat at low prices to the families identified as living below the poverty line and also to the selected families living above the poverty line.
  • The government should start health insurance schemes for the poor families. Further the government must allot land at low prices to weaker sections engaged in traditional crafts. Besides this the government must launch drinking water, roads and infrastructure projects.

Agriculture

  • Government should create an environment, where the farmer may get opportunities by taking care of all his situations and freeing him from the clutches of corruption and violence immediately. Corrupt politicians and their business partners have increasingly created a control mechanism by which they control everything that a farmer produces.
  • Agricultural loans from the cooperative institutions must be available at an interest rate of about four per cent.
  • Issues related to agriculture land regularization and migration from the villages needs to be addressed immediately. In order to check migration from the villages small scale industries will be required for the area.
  • Production of bio-diesels should be encouraged.

Electricity

  • Electricity supplies to the city as well as for the rural area and for farmers should be improved. Eight-hour regular supply of electricity to farmers should be made compulsory. Further government should provide electricity at cheaper rates to the farmers and domestic consumers in rural areas.
  • Electricity should be supplied to the farmers at half the tariff.

Employment

  • Unemployed persons should be assured to give special honorarium to them. Unemployment benefit must be given to all sections of the society.
  • The daily wagers must be given an increase in their daily wages. There is a need for regularization of those who have completed many years of services in various unorganized/private sectors. Contract employees/ad hoc teachers should also be regularized.
  • There is a need to provide 365 days of employment to the workers working in NREGA rather than 100 days of work. Government must start large project during NREGA like river-linking project.

Health

  • Improvement in health delivery system is needed in rural as well as urban areas. Doctors and ANM’s must be encouraged to work in rural areas.
  • Government must make provision of a community hall and one veterinary institution with at least one veterinary professional in every panchayat. Increased pension for old age persons, widows, physically handicapped and destitute is also demanded.
  • Health insurance cover should be given to workers of unorganized sectors like NREGA workers.
  • Health awareness campaigns must be regularly organized in order to make people aware about their health care.
  • Doctors and Para-medical workers should be more accountable towards their duty.

Heritage

  • Effective measures must be taken to preserve the heritage and culture of the city and nearby areas.
  • Removal of encroachments from the heritage places.

Women

  • Need to work towards women empowerment and women should be given opportunity to involve in all social and political activities. Government should stop all kinds of discriminations against them.
  • Government should start more programmes and incentives for girl child and elimination of discrimination.

Youth

  • All discriminations against young people must end, giving them equal participation in the decision making levels of the society. In order to build a real democracy where the human rights of all can be realized, we need to give youth real power – real influence in our political, cultural, education and other systems.

Housing

  • Government should provide decent, affordable and accessible housing to everyone living in the area. Housing must be treated as a priority.

Corruption

  • Corruption is a symptom of inequities, lack of access, lack of accountability and transparency. Corruption arises from discriminated environment, hence government should ensure to end discrimination in every field in order to end corruption. Anti Corruption bureau (ACB) must be made more accountable.
  • Corruption in mid day meal distribution and education system needs to be addressed immediately.

Law

  • Uniform Civil Court system must be formed. Same law/rules must be applied to all religion, caste and community.
  • Awareness campaigns should be organized in order to improve knowledge among general people about administration and political system. Law education may be useful in this regard.
  • Government should work towards making democracy stronger than beurocracy.
  • Rural Courts should be established in order to reduce expenditure and delay on law system.
  • Marriage registration should be made compulsory for the believer of all religion and castes.

Reservation

  • Reservation must be provided on economic basis rather than religion and castes basis.
  • Caste based reservation must to banned in government jobs, educational institutions immediately.
  • Reservation should not be provided in promotions.
  • Rotation system should be applied in reservation on parliamentary, panchayats, ward and legislative assembly elections.

Industry

  • There is a need for an appropriate export-import policy in order to safeguard farmers.
  • Encouragement for use of traditional oil and reduction of export of edible oil is also needed.
  • Government should make a committee to regulate import and export.

Security

  • Security in the city should be beefed up.
  • Empowerment and modernization of police department.
  • Effective surveillance system at public places, bus-stands, railway stations and hospitals is needed.

Livestock

  • Camel protection programme is needed on order to check their dwindling number.
  • Veterinary doctors should be posted at every panchayats.

Natural Calamity

  • Efforts must be made to start projects like river-linking project in order to mitigate the problem of floods and drought.

Miscellaneous

  • Maximum age for Parliamentary and Legislator Elections Candidates, Ministers, Prime-minister, President etc. should not be more than 65 years.
  • No one can become Minister, Prime-minister, President and fight elections having more than two children.
  • There must be a minimum educational qualification for parliamentary, assembly, panchayat and ward election candidates.
  • Vote casting should be made compulsory for everyone over 18 years of age. Heavy fine can be imposed on those who do not cast their votes.
  • Price rise must be controlled in order to save the people from losing all hopes in governance.

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