As per the common minimum programme (CMP) released by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance yesterday (28 November), 80 per cent of private sector jobs in the state will be reserved for locals, reports Deccan Herald.
Moreover, the document promises to implement a farm loan waiver scheme, and provide subsidised meals for the poor at Rs 10.
The CMP also talks about improving the lot of minorities and backward sections in the state. The document also touches upon what it calls the ‘secular fabric’ of the nation. Other issues mentioned in the CMP include women’s education, unemployment, urban infrastructure, crop insurance, etc.
Maharashtra will not be the first state where the government has decided to intervene in the private sector to reserve jobs for locals. Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have already passed similar laws, while the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan is believed to be planning to do the same.
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