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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2008

RE-ELECT YOUR GOVERNMENT FOR ANOTHER TERM

So That We Can Continue Making
Delhi Even Better

Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections are slated for November 29, 2008. And you know whom to vote.

Infact, everone who loves Delhi, does.

The Choice is obvious. Once again the mandate has to be to the government which is Keeping Up the Good Work for the past 10 years in a row.

A Mandate to Continue developing Delhi.

A mandate for Prosperity and for providing Stability and Harmony. A mandate to ensure that our city gets even better in the next five years as well as in the times to come.

The choice also becomes obvious since the government has already won the trust of Delhities not just once but twice.

The government has Delivered what it Promised.

Another vote by you will only go on to further strengthen this trust: The trust that We Can Together Make Delhi even More Prosperous, Healthy and Greener. In other words, “A World-Class City” in the true sense of the term.

Introduction

The capital state of Deli is like mini India-in fact, a window to our great democratic country. Whether it is political, social events or any other happening, they influence both the national environment as well as the worlds view towards our secular nation.

Bordering the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, the 1480 sq kilometer Delhi is home to a cross section of the society including people from Different social, cultural and religious background who live in harmony thus giving the city a cosmopolitan character-whether it is farmers, labour class, government or private sector employees or entrepreneurs. While on one hand you have urbanized villages, JJ clusters, resettlement colonies, the katras and kucchas of walled city, there are also posh and upcoming colonies with sprawling bunglows and multi-storeyed group housing societies.

However, one major problem staring the capital city in the face is it's ever growing population which has almost gone up about eight times since independence when it was just 17.4 lakh in 1951, thereby putting added pressure on it's already overstretched existing infrastructure. As per the 2001 census, it stood at a whopping 1.47 crore.

It is in the light of these factors the Congress Party treats its poll manifesto as a ‘Holy Democratic Document'. Our enddeavour has been and will always remain to take into account the ground realities and make all out concerted efforts to fulfill the aspirations of each and every section of the society to the extent possible with sincerity, dedication and devotion and provide a people-friendly administration. And the matter of fact is that we have succeeded towards this goal. Yes and yet, there are still a few issues which need urgent attention.

The past ten years tenure of Congress in Delhi has remained over and above narrow party politics concerns with emphasis on Aam Aadmi and improving its lot. Whether it is power of water supply, education, health or social sector, roads or transportation, medical facilities or the public distribution system, the tenure has seen these sectors make a great stride forward in tune with party's motto to make the capital a world class city comparable with the involvement of people in developmental projects through the now much talked about and successful Bhagidari system.

Delhi's history is testimony to the fact that during the freedom struggle and from 1947 till now, the Congress party played a pivotal role first for attaining India's freedom and then ensuring its all round development. The last 60 years have seen Delhi grow by leaps and bounds, thanks to the farsighted programmes and policies of the Congress government in the capital.

THE CONGRESS IS COMMITTED TO RESOLVE THE REMAINING PROBLEMS OF THE PEOPLE AND WORK FOR THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPITAL CITY WITH THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF EACH AND EVERY CITIZEN AND REITERATES ITS PROMISE TO SHARE THE JOYS AND THE SORROWS OF THE VOTERS.

CONGRESS MANIFESTO

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS OF YOUR GOVERNMENT

We started with a message “My Delhi I Care” under our Bhagidari initiative, which is based on citizen-participation in governance, transparency and effective governance. Our Bhagidari has earned recognition at international level.

We were first to introduce Right to Information and e-governance in the country. Our government has been concentrating on information Technology and other ultra-modern techniques.

Our ‘Stree shakti' Programme has also received commendation at various national and international fora. And so has the privatization of power.

The government has also addressed all the issues concerning slum dwellers, the relocation of industries, conversion to pollution free CNG for all public vehicles. Women and child development, issues concerning the traders, settlers of unauthorized colonies, residents of regularized colonies, property owners, destitute and rag-pickers.

Despite formidable challenges of coping up with the ever increasing floating and migrant of population and its pressure on civic amenities, dependence on other states and problems caused by multiplicity of authorities, our performance has been brilliant notwithstanding these challenges in all sectors.

Concerned about the average household, the Congress Government was quick to announce maximum relief of Rs. 40 per cylinder thereby becoming the only state government in the country to take the maximum loads of the common man's pocket.

ELECT A GOVERNMENT WHICH REALLY WORKS :

TRANSPORT

  • Our government is committed to reliable, fast, secure, modern, convenient and yet affordable Public Transport System
  • Delhi Metro is going to cover 250 km route length which would be highest ever single network covered by Metro in the world
  • Entire Public Transport switched over to CNG
  • New Green and Red convenient low floor buses introduced
  • CNG Fleet : Entire Public Transport System has been converted to CNG mode
  • Every blue line bus is being replaced by low-floor green and red air-conditioned buses in phased manner
  • By 2010 all new low-floor 6000 buses will be operational
  • Renovated and modern bust stops
  • Multi-modal transport system has become functional
  • Revamping and commissioning of new ISBTs
  • Computerized and fast issuance of driving license
  • New bus depots in pipeline
  • Network of flyovers (28 completed, 27 underconstruction)
  • Underpass (29 completed, 49 underway)
  • Food Over Bridges (13 completed, 10 under construction)
  • First city to have escalators for FOBs
  • Signal-free Ring Road
  • Widened roads
  • The number of daily users by Metro has risen to eight lac in the first phase itself

UNAUTHORISED COLONIES

  • 1639 colonies have been given provisional regularization certificates. Rs. 2800 crore already being used for sewer lines, water, roads and electrification.
  • This will improve the living standard of those 50 lac residents who have been deprived of benefit of planned development

HOUSING FOR POOR

  • Around 10 lac dwelling units are being constructed to relocate slum dwellers/urban poor under the Rajiv Ratan Awas Yojana
  • Registration for the first phase has been completed
  • 10,000 houses ready for allotment
  • Fully developed flats at lowest cost
  • Around Rs. 1.25 lac to be provided by Union Government under JNNURM
  • Around Rs. 60,000 to be provided by Delhi Government
  • Rest amount to be made available as long-term soft loan by banks. Hence allottee would have to pay NOTHING at the time of allotment.
  • Ownership rights to ensure a slum-free Delhi
  • Over 3000 low-cost houses allotted to industrial workers

POWER

  • Successful privatization of power
  • Second cheapest tariff in all Metros
  • No increase in rates after 2004
  • Subsidized electricity on containing consumption upto 150/200 units per month during non-peak/peak months
  • Delhi to become power-surplus state by 2010

DELHI'S OWN GENERATION

When the Congress took over in

1998 - 653 MW

2008-09 - 1380 MW

2010-11 - 2720 MW

2011-12 - 3450 MW

PROJECTS IN DELHI

  1. 1500 MW Pragati Power-III Bawana
  2. 750 MW Pragati Power-II Bamnauli
  3. 750 MW – Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project, Jhajjar
  4. 980 MW from NTPC, Delhi

PER CAPITA ANNUAL CONSUMPTION

2000-01 – 1260 KWH

2007-08 – 1615 KWH

AT & CLOSSES

2000-01 – 46%

2007-08 – 26%

WATER

  • Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant commissioned
  • 50 lac South and East Delhi citizens have been benefited
  • 109 UGRs have been planned for entire Delhi, 60 already completed

WATER SUPPLY CAPACITY

When the Congress took over in

1998 – 580 MGD

2008-09 – 914 MGD

  • Water Treatment Plant at Okhla and Dwarka under construction

SEWERAGE TREATMENT CAPACITY

1998-99 – 284 MGD

2008-09 – 612 MGD

  • Work in progress to provide sewerage system in all rural villages
  • Replacement of sewer and water lines

HEALTH

  • Number of hospitals more than doubled to 32
  • Hospital beds doubled from 4000 to almost 8000
  • Two new medical colleges set up
  • One Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) for every 2000 people in the city14 Hospitals under construction
  • Ambulances – 150 new ambulances
  • 20 motor – cycle based ambulances to reach congested places
  • Per capita expenditure on supplementary nutrition has been doubled
  • Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana for rural landless household
  • On normal death prior to terminal death Rs. 30,000
  • Death due to accident Rs. 75,000
  • Permanent disability due to accident Rs. 75,000

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Delhi Rural Development Board has taken up 105 projects costing Rs. 427 crore
  • Extension of Lal-dora
  • House tax concession for rural and urban villages
  • Rejuvenation of ponds
  • New veterinary hospitals
  • Increased compensation for acquired land

SOCIAL WELFARE / WOMEN & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • Stree Shakti Programme
  • 47 Gender Resource Centres-four lac women have already benefited
  • 40 more in the pipeline
  • Separate Department of Women and Child Development
  • Highest pension in the country to widows, physically Handicapped & senior citizens
  • Monthly pension hiked from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1000
  • Old Age Homes
  • Child Protection Commission
  • Rs. 50 crore sanctioned for Delhi Child Rights Commission

SC/ST/OBC/MINORITIES

  • Schemes of merit scholarships for college and professional institutions
  • Schemes of reimbursement of tuition fees in public schools
  • Schemes of composite loan for various projects
  • Development works in SC bastis
  • Construction of Chaupals
  • Schemes of financial assistance for purchase of stationery by SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students
  • Hike in salary of Imams
  • Jains declared as minority community

FINANCE

  • Successful in implementation of VAT
  • Second highest per capita income in the country
  • Maximum revenue generation
  • Highest revenue surplus state

PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

  • Revamp of PDS to ensure full ration to the poor

LAADLI SCHEME

  • The only one of its kind in the country where every girl with annual family income upto Rs. One lac will get Rs. One lac after entering 12 th class in school
  • So far more than one lac thirty thousand girls have been registered
  • Will help curb the horrendous practice of female foeticide and infanticide.
  • This has also reduced the drop out rate of girls apart from increase in enrolment

AAP KI RASOI

  • To make Delhi a HUNGER-FREE STATE, the city-government is providing free lunch to thousands of destitute at 17 Centres

SCHOOL EDUCATION

  • Impressive expansion and qualitative improvement in the field of school education under our government
  • One new school opened after every 15 day in the last ten year
  • Improvement in government school Board results from 27% to 90%
  • New initiatives in school education
  • Maithili Bhojpuri Academy set up
  • According to a survey, Delhi tops the list in computer education in the country

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Four new universities
  • Two new engineering colleges

BHAGIDARI

  • Citizens participation in governance
  • 2100 citizen groups are participating in governance
  • This involves four lac citizens including two lac students through eco-clubs
Bhagidari was awarded the United Nations Public Service award 2005, in the category of ‘Improved Transparency Accountability and Responsiveness in the Public Service', from amongst 215 entries worldwide. First time ever that an entry in South Asia bagged an award

MISSION CONVERGENCE

  • Samajik Suvidha Kendra
  • Jeevan Kiosk
  • In every district a separate Samajik Suvidha Kendra would be established under Mission Convergence
  • Every eligible citizen would get Suvidha Cards
  • For becoming eligible to the Suvidha Card, it is not necessary to have a ration card/voter I Card
  • Card holder may get all necessary information regarding all beneficiary schemes concerning different departments at Single Window Service
  • 47 different schemes concerning nine departments involve disbursement of benefits worth Rs. 650 crore per annum

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Government has developed a new work culture resulting in paper-less office
  • New work culture
  • Video conferencing with different districts. Chief Minister herself has been participating in this
  • All land records have been computerized

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT

  • First state to introduce the Act

ENVIRONMENT

  • Yamuna River Development Authority constituted
  • Eco-clubs in schools
  • Anti-crackers, anti-palstic campaigns
  • UN recognition for increasing the green cover of Delhi from 3 to 20%

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

  • Delhi's face is destined to change further with hosting of Commonwealth Games in 2010

MASTER PLAN

  • Delhi has new Master Plan declaring 2183 roads as commercial
  • This provides for the necessary commercial space required

OUR FUTURE PLANS

AGRICULTURE

  • Improvement of Veterinary services Rs. 5.5 crore has been released
  • Wholesale Flower Market at Gazipur

COOPERATION

  • Credit to SC/ST members of Cooperative Thrift and Credit society
  • Construction of Sehkari Bazar in progress with an estimated cost of Rs. One crore

POWER

  • 22 new 220 KV sub-stations to be commissioned
  • Setting of Grievances Cell in Power Department

INDUSTRIES

  • B. Tech Programme in Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering
  • Assistance to Women entrepreneur
  • Additional financial outlay under Rajiv Gandhi swavalamban Rojgar Yojana

TRANSPORT

  • Widening of Nelson Mandela Market, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg and that of Ring Road from six lanes to eight lanes
  • Elevated East-West Corridor from Connaught Place area to East Delhi
  • Road over Barapullah Nallah starting from Sarai Kale Khan to INA
  • Upgradation of Connaught Place
  • Street scaping and beautification of roads
  • Installation of road signages
  • Modernization of street – lighting
  • Stress on road safety
  • Two corridor Monorail, combined length 30 KM
  • Three routes of Light Rail Transit, combined length 43 KM

TOURISM

  • Heritage status to Red Fort
  • Dilli Haat in East Delhi
  • Tourism destination at Wazirabad
  • Budget Hotels
  • Efforts on to get Delhi the status of Heritage City by UNESCO

EDUCATION

  • Introduction of primary classes in government schools i.e. conversion into Sarvodaya School
  • Additional outlay for Sarv Siksha Abhiyan
  • Brail books for blind students
  • Improvement of school libraries
  • Additional outlay for free supply of textbooks
  • Free geometry boxes for students
  • Free transport facilities to girls in rural areas
  • Study tour for students and teachers
  • Excursion tour to abroad to those teachers who have presented cent per cent results during last three years New universities SAARC university
  • Delhi School of Sports at Ghevra
  • Rs. 90 crores has been allocated

HEALTH PLAN

  • Rs. 3.5 crore provided for expanding mobile van dispensaries in J.J. Clusters
  • Computerization of hospitals and Health Centres
  • Stress on Bio-medical Waste Management
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide health insurance facilities to the families living below poverty line Benefit of hospitalization upto Rs. 30,000 per family a year

HOUSING SOCIETIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

  • It will be our endeavour to create Housing Societies for Government employees so that when they retire they can have roof over their heads.

WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION

  • Preparation of Drainage Master Plan
  • Rainwater Harvesting in all 2500 government schools
  • Water and sewerage system to reach every house in rural and urban villages
  • Rs. 919 crore will be spent on this head during 2008-09
  • Water supply/laying of water lines in unauthorized colonies/regularized unauthorized colonies/rural area/ resettlement colonies/ JJ cluster – Rs. 219 crore
  • Augmentation/improvement of supply/replacement of existing lines/distribution mains – Rs. 316 crore
  • Raw water/rainy wells/tube-wells/tube-wells/40 MGD Water Treatment Plant Dwarks/2- MGD Water Treatment Okhla – Rs. 176 crore
  • Rs. 470 crore will be spent on this head during 2008-09
  • Trunk sewers/Sewage Treatment Plants/Renovation of exiting Plants – Rs. 231 crore
  • Laying sewer/sewerage facilities in unauthorized/ unauthorized regularized colonies/ resettlement colonies/ Rural village – Rs. 239 crore

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

  • Setting up of new Industrial Training Institutes
  • Four more it is would be established at Ranhola, Chhatarpur, Dwarka and Bawana

Three new working women hostels would be commissioned on priority basis in Dheerpur, Vasant Village and Tughlakabad

Delhi's development has been with a human face. For culmination of this development the continuity of the Congress government is imperative.

The choice is before each one of you.

Do you want
a government that provides political stability and social harmony?

OR

a government that feeds and fuels mutual conflict and communal hatred ?

Do you want
a government that believes in transparency and Bhagidari of citizens ?

OR

a government that is partisan and manipulative ?

Do you want
a government with an economic policy that benefits all and believes in all inclusive growth?

OR

a government that protects the economic interests of only a few?

Do you want
a government that has no initiative, no plan and no vision?

OR

a government which has all these and a clear vision for the bright future?

WHICH GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE YOU TO A MAJOR GLOBAL EVENT LIKE COMMONWEALTH GAMES?

FOR ENLIGHTENED VOTERS THE CHOICE IS CLEAR.
DELHI NEEDS TO RE-ELECT THE CONGRESS GOVERNMENT.

Despite multiplicity of authority, which is the biggest bane for Delhi, we have ensured all round development of the city and committed to continue that process. At the same time, we will leave no stone unturned to do away with this problem and make Delhi a state.
 
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