Chhattisgarh BJP Manifesto 2013
Ahead of Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh released BJP’s election manifesto in Raipur. Rice at Re one per kg for poor families, bonus for farmers, interest-free loans for peasants, free laptops and tablets for students are the key promises made by the ruling BJP in its manifesto. “Rice at one rupee a kilogram will be provided to 42 lakh poor families in the State if the party remains in power,” Chief Minister Raman Singh said during the release of the manifesto in presence of senior leaders in Raipur. Other promises for the farmers made in the manifesto included interest free agricultural loans, free power supply (for 5 hp pumps), Rs 300 per quintal bonus for paddy, insurance facilities and crop insurance guarantee scheme. Besides, the party has also assured to make efforts to provide Rs 2,100 per quintal support price to farmers for their paddy. However, it has not clarified a fix support price for paddy procurement to the farmers.