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In a cloud of despair

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By R Prithiviraj

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This woman of Dupputuru will soon be unable to draw water from this well as the lands in her village have been taken over by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation

It was a late December evening. Dusk was settling on Tondangi in East Godavari district when people heard the distant sounds of approaching police vans. It didn’t take long for them to realise what was going to happen. The police were arriving to help officials acquire lands for an SEZ. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by M Bharath Bhushan

January 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

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SEZ – A land beyond the law

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Special economic zones are touted as the new engines of growth, but they are also where the law seems to be suspended, says Asha Menon

It’s called a zone, an area of special activity, and last year it grew at 92 per cent. The zone is still small at 676.8 square kilometres, but what it makes it so different is that many of our laws simply don’t operate within its confines. Curiously, they have been suspended at the initiative of the government itself. Welcome to the Special Economic Zone, where some of India’s leading edge industries are establishing themsel­ves.

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Written by M Bharath Bhushan

January 24, 2009 at 10:11 am

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