The BJP on Thursday promised to lift ban on coal mining in Meghalaya within six months after forming the government.
The saffron party, which released its Vision Document, on Thursday here also promised to implement the 7th pay commission, promote organic farming on a large scale, make Meghalaya the most sought after tourist destination, and check influx through strong policy decisions.
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the vision document here.
“We are not here because of election season, but we are the people who believe that change and positive change requires a lot of concerted efforts,” Sitharaman said.
With the state government employees getting paid under the fifth Pay Commission, the BJP also assured of regularizing contractual employees working in government sector and provide one job opportunity to every youth, besides regularizing all government pending post and establish a strong employment policy for the state.
The BJP also assured housing for all with pukka roof, tapped and provide safe drinking water to every household, pukka roads to connect every village in with the district headquarters and ensure 24 hours electricity supply to every household.
The party also assured in its document giving employment to 2 lakh youth in tourism industry, distribute one packet of sanitary napkin to all women from Below Poverty Line households, set up more government schools and set up more agricultural markets including agri-markets for women.
“Change can be brought by any party or government. But if you (Congress) have the advantage that a certain party had for consistently being in power for the last 10 years, won’t you expect a state like Meghalaya get its due,” she asked.
The Vision Document also assured of reducing electricity bills by 30 per cent in urban areas and 50 per cent in rural areas by promoting more efficient use of power.
The party also promised to get Khasi and Garo languages included into the eighth schedule of the Constitution.