Action Plan

  1. To create a mass movement in order to make Gairsain, a small town in the hills that integrates different cultural identities within the state, the permanent capital of the state. It is to be noted that Dehradun city was made interim capital against the wishes of the people as they had already decided to have their capital in the Gairsain town in the district of Chamoli. A commission was formed against the wishes of the people to suggest name of the future permanent capital and now the findings of the one-person commission has further angered the people.
  2. To oppose the forced delimitation of the assembly seats as it was against the very spirit of the Indian Constitution.
  3. To demand re-organisation of the blocs in the state. Only the Indian government is empowered to re-organise blocs and they have not been re-organised for last 50 years. It is strange that a new district can be created by the state government but not a new bloc.
  4. To demand re-organisation of the districts in the state on the scientific, geographical, topographical and watershed system congruity basis so that a district remain an integrated administrative unit even during rains and floods.
  5. To demand that each village be given status of a revenue village so that government schemes reach all people and form assemblies in all villages for democratic functioning of at the grassroots level.
  6. To struggle for the formulation of the village government concept with the purpose to put democracy at work and that too at the village level and demolish the myth that only governments can administer.
  7. To demand special category for the forest villages as people living in them have to come across lots of hurdles in their day-to-day life.
  8. To work for the protection and conservation of the ecology and environment and natural heritage including forests, water bodies, agriculture, horticulture, and animal husbandry.
  9. To struggle for land reforms, enhancement of agricultural lands in consonance with the area specific ecology, agreed and categorised integrated redistribution of agricultural and forest lands at one place so that all individual agrarian units have the liberty to grow what they want and not follow the prevalent and atrocious seasonal patterns, people’s easy and uninterrupted access to their natural heritage as they are the natural and first guardians of their heritage in any form.
  10. To ensure women’s rights over agricultural lands and in ancestral properties. Also, to ensure that they be given status of farmers. In the absence of such status, women are denied of the government schemes extended to the men farmers.
  11. To work towards creating a healthy environment for ecologically compatible industries, industrial growth and strengthen employer-employee relationship for the common good.
  12. To promote horticulture-based environment friendly cottage industry especially in the hilly regions.
  13. To oppose big dams as defined by the World Commission on Dams (more than 15 metres in height) and demand for the people’s participation in the construction, maintenance and functioning of the small dams.
  14. To fight for the people displaced due to any project be it a dam or industry and get their proper rehabilitation in place geographically, socially and culturally closer to their native places.
  15. To ensure proper health and treatment facilities even in the remotest of places and campaign for the ’health first’ concept. This is going to be the top most priority of the UKPP.
  16. To strengthen the social, cultural and linguistic aspects so that every community has its own identity along with the state and national identities.
  17. To work towards heightening the academic standards and make education knowledge-based and accessible to all irrespective of their caste, creed, faith or gender rather than run-of-the-mill system. Also, to ensure primary education in the mother tongue only.
  18. To save all languages, dialects, scripts, cultural traditions etc., in order to allow people to enriched with their heritage.
  19. To ensure that the marginalised, deprived, oppressed and suppressed communities such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Adivasis, backward categories of people hill people, workers in the unorganised sectors, daily wage earners, agricultural labourers, and other poor people etc., are empowered to enjoy their political, social, cultural, economic and other rights as human beings.
  20. To promote eco-friendly, knowledge-based and healthy tourism and discourage those tourists who have no respect for the local ethos and cultural practices and sensitivity towards ecology and environment.
  21. To promote symbiotic relationship between the human and their environment and ensure access of people to the sanctuaries and biosphere regions for their daily dependence on the natural heritage for their very survival and at the same time ensure that ecology and environment are not threatened.
  22. To promote eco-friendly public transportation system and discourage use of private vehicles as far as possible.
  23. To ensure an excise policy that takes care of the most affected groups such as women and children. Also to ensure that spirits are sold by the government agencies only so that liquor Mafiosi is discouraged.
  24. To ensure right to food, water, shelter and employment to all irrespective of caste, creed, colour, faith, ethnicity and gender.
  25. To strengthen the cooperative movement in different sectors so that the fruits of prosperity are shared equally by all.
  26. To ensure transparency in the spheres such as political, social, and economic and in the organisations of all sorts such as NGOs and VSOs.
  27. To promote responsive and accountable media regime and encourage media to be impartial and free from all biases.
  28. To work towards making the judiciary at all levels accountable.
  29. To ensure that the institution of fair and free ombudsman (Lokpal) is institutionalised and strengthened.
  30. To form a state level human rights commission to ensure that all cases of human rights violation are looked into independent of any pressure or prejudice.
  31. To form commissions to take care of the marginalised groups such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Adivasis without ST status, workers of all unorganised sectors including industry and agriculture, old people, differently-abled and disabled.
  32. To ensure political rights to the government and public sector employees. If they can vote for a particular political party, they can take part in the activities of the political parties of their choice.
  33. To ensure welfare of about half-a-million ex-soldiers of armies and para-military forces and engage them in appropriate re-employment.
  34. To formulate a comprehensive sports policy wherein all sections of society are represented in the various sports.