By Vikalp Sangam General AssemblyonDec. 13, 2023in Economics and Technologies

Download the full Manifesto here.

The General Assembly of the Vikalp Sangam, consisting of over 80 people’s movements and civil society groups across India, has released a ‘People’s Manifesto for a Just, Equitable and Sustainable India, 2024’, on 18th December in New Delhi. 

The Manifesto, aimed at political parties, government agencies, and civil society organisations and movements at various levels, lists key strategies and actions that need to be taken for securing dignified livelihoods, protecting human rights, conserving the environment and wildlife, democratising all spaces of decision-making, withdrawing authoritarian laws and measures, providing meaningful opportunities for education and health, enabling local self-reliance for basic needs like water, food and energy, and other such actions. These are framed keeping in mind the worsening situation of hundreds of millions of people in India, and of its natural environment. The Manifesto also stresses that in all these, recognition must be given to the power and agency of marginalised sections including women, Dalits, Adivasis, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities; and special attention given to the perspectives and needs of youth. The signatories also themselves commit to take actions towards such goals to the best of their ability, while seeking government accountability. 

The Manifesto has been prepared keeping the upcoming national elections in 2024 in mind, but will also be used as a tool for advocacy and action in other contexts, including state elections, local government policies and programmes, and actions by non-state actors including the media, civil society groups, educational institutions and others. 

The Manifesto has been released at a Press Conference at the Press Club, Delhi, at 11 am on 18th December. 

A Summary of the Manifesto is available here: English | Hindi

The full text of the Manifesto is available here: English | Telugu | Gujarati | Hindi | Tamil | Malayalam

Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam versions will be put up soon.

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Rajesh P December 23, 2023 at 8:58 pm

this org if want to see something on group reg all points in manifesto….govts wont do anything…only way ahead is forming sustainable communes of 25 families each as one module, become self sustainable produce food, commune kitchen, education open learning skill enabling, natural farming, healthy life styles….

rest writing to govt system is just waste