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Odisha unit of Congress released its election manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

Bhubaneswar: 7/4/19:The Odisha unit of Congress today released its election manifesto ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state.

Here are the key promises made by the party in the manifesto for Odisha and its people:

* Every family from the poorest 20% of the population will be guaranteed a minimum income of Rs 72,000/year (Rs 6,000/month). Money to be given to a woman of the family.

* Loan waiver for farmers up to Rs 2 lakh.

* Money of those farmers, who have repaid the loan, will be refunded.

* Financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per year to farmers for 3 years.

* Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 2600 per quintal for paddy.

* Government or private job will be provided to one member of each family.

* Unemployment allowance of Rs 3000 per month.

* Free education for women till +2 course. Free higher education, including MBBS and Engineering courses, for women in Government Colleges.

* Pension of Rs 2,000 per month for widows and old-age pension of Rs 2,000 per month for women above 80 years of age.

* 33 per cent quota for women in government jobs.

* Shelter for every homeless by 2024.

* Regularisation of contractual jobs.

* Drinking water supply to every house by 2024.

* Money of chit fund scam victims will be refunded in six months

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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