Economic and Social Policy

23- The KRG is responsible for providing economic development basis through scientific planning in the autonomous region. The distribution of resources by the Federal government will be arranged in a way that the income per capita of the inhabitants of the autonomous region of Kurdistan is more considering its present state of under-development, in order to compensate the effects of under- development resulting from national oppression.

24- Kurdistan and all of Iran’s main path to economic development is possible through industrialization of the country through scientific and technological attainments on one hand, and the needs and natural capabilities of the country on the other. Introducing fundmental economic and social changes that are necessary for industrialization should be one of the most fundamental responsibilities of the federal government and the KRG.

25- The KRG must use public economic sector, which is considered as the main segment for development, to establish developed industries in Kurdistan, and also supports local and national industries. Aside from the public sector, the cooperative and private sectors should also participate in the industrialization of the country.

26- All the mineral resources, including waters, forests and pastures of Kurdistan that are considered as public riches, will be nationalized, and the KRG with the cooperation of the federal government will use these resources to the best interests of all the people of Iran.

27- Increasing agricultural production via mechanizing the industry and utilizing scientific methods in agriculture, planning, conducting irrigation programs and the construction of dams comprise major segments of economic policies of the KRG.

28- The KRG should work for the development of domestic trade, and encourage commercial and professional activities in Kurdistan.

29- Raising the standards of living of the people of Kurdistan should be the underlying economic policy of the KRG. The KRG should use all the forces and capabilities at its disposal to provide the Kurdistan inhabitants with a livelihood suitable with the current century.

30- The principle of 40 hours of work a week will be applied everywhere. Workers subjected to hard physical labour must work fewer hours. Minimum wages will be determined taking into account the costs of living, and will increase with the raise in the standards of living. Workers are insured against industrial injuries, sicknesses, disability and old-age. The employment of youngsters below the age of 15 is prohibited. Adequate social and economic conditions should be created to reduce unemployment and eventually to eradicate it.

31- There still exists injustice in agricultural land ownership; therefore, it is necessary to introduce important changes into the existing agricultural ownership to the benefit of toiling villagers who own no land.

32- The KRG must help farmers to attain modern agricultural equipments. Also the KRG must purchase their products at appropriate prices, and grant them long-term loans with low rate of interest. Farmers will gradually be insured first against work symptoms and accidents, and then disability and old-age.

33- The KRG must pay great attention to the issues of education and training, and provides all necessary training, educational and safe recreational facilities for the youth.

34- The KRG should pay special attention to the issue of livestock, and grants the breeders the most favourable grazing conditions, and acquaints them with modern, scientific breeding methods.

35- The protection of the environment, natural resources, lakes, forests, and protection of wild species such as birds and water creatures should be among the major tasks of the KRG; therefore, unregulated and excessive haunting will be prevented. In addition, choosing types and locations of new industries such as building roads and rail roads must take place along with protecting the environment and their compatibility with nature,

36- The KRG must place tourism as its top priority, and protect the historical monuments and relics of the past.

from Part I Chapter IV of Programme of PDKI