Dimapur, January 29: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today said the proposed Minimum Income Guarantee announced by Congress President, Rahul Gandhi would leave a lasting impact on crores of Indians, adding the next generation social policy would eliminate extreme poverty and hunger both amongst rural and urban dwellers as it would fill the vacuum in urban areas left by MGNREGA.
It said the Minimum Income Guarantee would ensure that every household below the poverty line, whether urban or rural, is guaranteed a minimum level of income to raise their living standards.
Its implementation will thereby not only guarantee a basic standard of living to all citizens of the nation but also ensure that every household will be able to afford food, it said.
NPCC President, K Therie said unlike the BJP’s anti people scheme of demonetization unleashed upon the nation where the poor were the hardest hit leaving a severe adverse impact on their economic and financial lives, the commitment of the Congress party towards poverty eradication and redistribution of resources for inclusive growth has once again been reiterated in the backdrop of MGNREGA which has been acknowledged by the United Nations as one of the best poverty alleviation schemes globally.
Stating that the Congress has done it in the past and given opportunity, Congress would do it again, Therie said the party has not only the vision and commitment to announce such a scheme but also the political will to implement it and include the poor in the growth of the nation.
The NPCC further appreciated the vision of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party for the nation’s poor as well as the anticipated revival of consumption led growth the scheme would have on the nation’s economy.
(Page News Service)