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Southern Regional Strategy Meeting on SEZs

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Date: 13th – 14th September 2008

Time: 9.30 am – 6 pm

Venue: Arutkadal Aikiyalaya 136, Santhome High Road, Chennai – 600 028

(opposite MRC Kalayan Mandapam, near Santhome Church)  

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We request groups to follow the suggested outline for their sharing, so that the presentation is focused and effectively highlights the issues-

–         Brief introduction to the project (SEZ)

–         Issues (acquisition of land, impact on local economy, social, livelihoods, landless peasants, response of state/local administration, human rights violation, legislative violations etc)

–         Community response/strategies

–         What kind of support is needed regionally/nationally for strengthening and highlighting the local struggle

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AGENDA

Day 1: 13th September, Saturday

 

9.30-10.15 am:  Introductions and welcome – Geetha Ramakrishna/Gabriele Dietrich  

10.15 -10.30 am: Brief overview/update on SEZs in India – Manshi Asher 

10.30-10.40 am: Profile of SEZs in southern states- Yamini Atmavilas 

STATE SHARING SESSION (MODERATOR-Nityanand Jayaraman) 

10.40 am-12 pm: Sharing from States Andhra Pradesh 

11-11.10 am:  TEA BREAK

12 -1.30 pm: Sharing from States Karnataka 

1.30 – 2.15 pm: LUNCH BREAK 

2.15-3.30 pm: Sharing from States Kerala 

3.30-4.45 pm: Sharing from States Tamil Nadu

4.45-5 pm: TEA BREAK 

5-6 pm: Open Discussion 

 

Day 2: 14th September, Sunday 

9.30-10 am: Political Economy of SEZs – Aseem Srivastava 

10-10.30 am: SEZs and legislations – Adv Balagopal

10.30-11 am: Discussions 

11-11.15 am: TEA BREAK 

11.15-11.30 am: Consolidation of Day 1’s sharing/discussion leading into Strategy Session – Benny Kuruvilla 

11.30-5 pm: Moderated Strategy Session – Ulka Mahajan/Nityanand Jayaraman

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We have organized your accommodation (basic dormitory) at:

Diocesan Pastoral Center

25, Rose Mary Church Road

Santhome, Chennai – 600 028 (near Santhome Church)

Ph: 24641639.

(Note: The meeting venue and accommodation are close by, not walking distance but a few bus stops away. We will be there to get people across)

For more details please contact:

Madhumita Dutta

42 A, F.F., 5th Avenue

Besant Nagar, Chennai 600 090

Tamil Nadu

Phone: 09444390240

Email: madhu.dutta(AT)gmail.com

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Written by dilkibaatein

September 3, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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