The recent All India Agricultural Rural Labour Association (AIARLA) in a statement noted that the Socio-Economic report of caste survey presents an alarming picture of poverty in Bihar, National President and MLA of AIARLA Satyadev Ram, National General Secretary Dhirendra Jha, State President and MLA Virendra Gupta, State President and MLA Manoj Manzil and State Secretary Shatrughan Sahni said that the Mahagathbandhan government should prepare a detailed action plan to take Bihar out of the vicious cycle of poverty. The real socio-economic picture of Bihar will emerge only after the report of land ownership comes out and the statement urged the government to release the data.
The statement also noted that the anti-people of polices of the BJP led Central Government in past 9 years have exacerbated the poverty in the country with the reduction of welfare schemes. The data from report also exposes the failure of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, especially the announcement of providing permanent houses to all by 2022. Clearly, the central government’s housing scheme has flopped and all the promises by Modi government has turned out to a mere jhumla.
AIARLA said that the socio-economic report validates the long standing housing demands put forwarded by CPIML and AIARLA. Only 36.76 percent families of Bihar have a permanent house with two or more rooms. This means that a large population of the state has not proper roof over their heads. And also those who live in shanties or slum face the wart hog bulldozers and evictions on everyday basis.
The recently held 7th State Conference of AIARLA in Bettiah has called for new housing policy to be prepared keeping in mind the data that has emerged from the socio-economic report.