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ASSOCHAM SET AGENDA FOR MP POLLS

Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls to be held in November this year, apex industry body Assocham has urged the political parties to focus on seven areas for the development and growth of the state. "Rural development, women empowerment, employment generation, healthcare development, education and skill development for job-oriented growth are among the areas that need to be focused on, Assocham National Secretary General D S Rawat told a press conference. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has submitted its paper to all major political parties in Madhya Pradesh -- BJP, Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and others. The organisation has urged them to include these seven points in the manifestos "to create consensus" on certain significant economic issues to achieve double-digit growth during the next decade. "People-friendly policy reforms to bring in transparency and boosting investor confidence to lure new investment; better co-ordination between intelligence and security agencies; police reforms to strengthen law and order.

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