AAP promises to develop Udupi into a tourist spot

Last Updated 12 April 2014, 17:41 IST

Listing out the AAP’s electoral promises for Udupi-Chikmagalur constituency, candidate Gurudev S H has said that if elected he will concentrate on developing Udupi into an international tourist destination and will focus on skill development programmes and job creations. 

The party will give priority to establishing a university and a government medical college and will encourage technological development projects. 

Speaking to mediapersons, Gurudev said the entrepreneurship opportunity for the women will be facilitated, besides making available easy credit to fishermen, thus promoting fishing industry. The party would  try to solve water problems by conserving water bodies and by making rain water harvesting system mandatory in all buildings.

Attention will be paid for the improvement of garbage collection by setting up a modern garbage recycling plants to ensure a clean city. 

He said the problems of the farmers would be addressed. The excess power generated in the district should be given to other districts after fulfilling the power requirements of the Udupi. He added that the AAP has a separate poll manifesto for Chikmagalur district.

Gurudev lamented that though Udupi district has highest rate of literacy, the unemployment rate is high. He stressed the need for employment generation in the district.

A sustainable tourism development will be taken up which would, in turn provide an ample employment opportunities and income to many strata in the society, like taxi, auto rickshaw drivers, street vendors, hotels owners and workers.

The  AAP aims to create awareness among people to vote for the right candidate. The rampant corruption has hampered the growth of the country. Gurudev claimed that the public response towards Aam Admi party is good.

AAP against UPCL

Gurudev said the party is against any development works that would harm the wellbeing of the public. The coal-based Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) thermal power plant was set up against the interest of the people. Such anti-people projects are only possible through the collusion of politicians and corporates, the AAP candidated criticised.

The party strongly opposed such projects and calls for rectifying the loopholes in the project. 

(Published 12 April 2014, 17:41 IST)

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