India Greens Party releases its Manifesto – CHARTER OF HOPE


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
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Press Release

Issued at New Delhi on 18 May 2024

The country’s only pan-India Green party, India Greens Party (iGP) today, Saturday 18 May 2024, released its 80-page manifesto – Charter of Hope – for the parliamentary election-2024 at the Press Club of India premises in New Delhi.

Party’s founder Suresh Nautiyal, Dr Biharilal Jalandhari, party’s candidate from South Delhi parliamentary constituency, and Rafat Jamal, National Council member of the party, released the manifesto along with a supporter Ms Prabha Bhadula.

Mr Nautiyal said the manifesto of the party is based on the six core principles of Green Politics which are: ecological wisdom, sustainability, social justice, participatory democracy, nonviolence, and respect for diversity.

He said, the manifesto talks about how the party was founded, what are its vision, mission, objectives, and policies, and what is the roadmap of it, adding that the party advocates for a holistic approach to water resources management, agriculture, ecology, environment, women, marginalised communities, even as it is guided by the principles of sustainability, equity, and environmental conservation.

Mr Nautiyal said the party recognises the critical importance of addressing urban issues and promoting public health in a manner that is sustainable, equitable, and environmentally conscious. The party is also committed to sustainable management of energy and natural resources, prioritising environmental conservation and renewable energy transition.

“Our agenda focus on promoting sustainability, decentralisation, and responsible consumption to ensure the well-being of both present and future generations,: pointed out Mr Nautiyal.

The party advocates for legislative reforms aimed at promoting ecological awareness and environmental stewardship among elected representatives, as well as enhancing the governance framework to address pressing environmental challenges.

According to the founder of the party, who has been an environmental activist, the party also recognises the global trend of championing the Rights of Nature and acknowledges the intrinsic value of Earth’s ecosystems. “Our manifesto emphasises the need to protect and preserve the rights of nature, encompassing trees, animals, rivers, oceans, and mountains,” he added.

Former journalist-turned-environmentalist Suresh Nautiyal, said: “At a time when issues of climate change and environment protection are largely invisible as election campaign issues, the iGP is hoping to change the conversation.”

The manifesto has several themes – water resources and agriculture, urban issues and health, energy and natural resources, protected areas, forest and wildlife, ecological and environment governance, judicial reforms for environment protection, climate change, and special ecological zones and rights of nature.

“iGP vehemently opposes river linking projects and the privatisation of water resources,” said its manifesto, which opposes policies that promote genetically modified (GM) seeds and food, and advocates mandatory labelling of GM crops.

“We prioritise the development of crop patterns based on local needs and microclimatic conditions, empowering local communities to make informed decisions about agricultural practices,” it said.

The party has also opposed the privatisation of natural resources, including water sources and urban recreational areas, and instead bats for community-based management and equitable access. It also talks about decentralisation of energy and resource management.

The party pitches for ‘Carbon Footprint Accountability’ on individuals and businesses. The iGP wants environmental rating of candidates, local electricity generation and strict rules for forest areas, and respectful laws for the indigenous population. Its manifesto also calls for women empowerment programmes, rights for the LGBTQI+ community, zero-tolerance approach to domestic violence. The party is also against concretisation around forest areas such as Aarey near Mumbai.

The party is seeking public funds for its candidates to fight elections. “We are here to change politics, not climate. For sure, the India Greens Party is a party with a pledge! We are sure that Green is the future, and the future is Green! We request you to vote for the Green candidates! Also, we request you to financially support the candidates and the party,” Nautiyal added.

– Issued by Suresh Nautiyal, Chief Spokesperson, India Greens Party