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Perverted development takes one more life

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One more farmer lost his life on the altar of SEZ development in Polepally !

Ramulu Goud (48) of Rapally village passed away today. He lost his piece of land in Polepally village. He could not take further pain and loss of hope reducing him from a farmer to a helpless beneficiary of the mercy of SEZ lords and APIIC officials. Depression claimed his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Sujatha Surepally

November 20, 2008 at 10:06 pm

SEZ woes and people’s resistance in AP

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– Sujatha Surepally

Polepally team traveled across the state to interact with people fighting against Special Economic Zones, displacements. We interacted with groups in Kakinada SEZ, Krishnapatnam SEZ, Eruru, few others SEZs in Nellore and Polavaram dam displaced adivasis in Bhadrachalam. We are asking seeking the support of all anti-SEZ groups to the Polepally struggle. We need to mobilize all anti-SEZ forces against the state government that is possessed by SEZ madness.

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

October 29, 2008 at 7:07 pm

SEZ: AP No Singur

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Singur could be simmering over a few hundred acres of land but in Andhra Pradesh thousands of acres of farm land has been acquired for Special Economic Zones. Even as there are faint rumblings of resentment in Ongole, this industrial revolution unfolding in the state leaving scores of farmers displaced has led to no protests and no political voices being raised. Why is the AP SEZ story so different from the one in West Bengal? Roli Srivastava explores…

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Written by dilkibaatein

September 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Oppose Coastal Corridor

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Dear People!  Democrats!!

Let us unitedly oppose the coastal corridor which destroys the livelihood of thousands of Fishermen, Daliths, Ryots, and Coolies and at the same time smashing the production of food grains, sea foods, and thus adversely affects the lives of the poor people. This Government is not caring for the public opinion and the opposition of the Fishermen, Dalits, Farmers, and Coolies, artisans. We oppose the issue of G.O. No. 34 against the people’s aspiration and giving consent for formation of coastal corridor and we the Committee against formation of Industrial Coastal Corridor oppose it tooth and nail.  How the rulers and officials did give shape to this coastal corridor which is anti-people? The Govt. which came into power on the basis of big promises of the welfare of the poor people and claiming to be the harbingers of Indira Raj , is pushing  the life of poor people to extinction through  S.E.Zs, Pharma Parks, Chemical Industries, and Industrial Parks.

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Written by dilkibaatein

August 23, 2008 at 8:51 am

Farce Land Deeds

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You can find here a copy of land deeds that were distributed by Jadcherla MLA Mallu Ravi, on 08th August 2008. Let us now take a moment to observe closely what these documents reveal.
Mallu Ravi Luring Farmers with Land Deeds

Mallu Ravi Luring Farmers with Land Deeds

* We have blurred the personal information of the person with respect to their confidentiality.
  • The documents were distributed on 9th August 2008, after the public hearing by the activists on 7th August 2008.
  • The blacked out letters in the patta are ‘APIIC’ (not blacked out by us, but by the tahsil office before they were distributed on 08th August 2008). According to this, the land was given by APIIC, how did the Revenue Department get rights to issue the PATTAS / land deeds?

Written by JayaPrakash Telangana

August 11, 2008 at 10:14 pm

I want your Land !

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Details of SEZ approvals in Andhra Pradesh

There are altogether 66 SEZs in AP approved so far with an area of 8020 Hectares. From the official source “Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce” Website.

The details are interesting and reveal that it is tip of the iceberg. For instance the data on Polepally SEZ mentions that 101.17 Ha has been allotted to APIIC in Rajapur & Polepally villages of Balanagar and Jedcharla mandals for Pharmaceutical Formulation SEZ. While the reality is that about 1000 acres is acquired from the villages causing 42 deaths so far

What is the extent of land acquisition in other SEZs is known to the people affected in each of the 66 SEZ areas … but NOT TO REST OF US !  What Should we do?

Written by JayaPrakash Telangana

August 1, 2008 at 3:17 am


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Venue: Polepally Village, Jadcherla mandal, Mahaboobnagar District
Date: 7 August, 2008 at 9 A.M


  1. Balaswamy Goud : Sarpanch, Polepally Village, will Chair the program
  2. Mr. Kholsa Patil : Ex Judge, Mumbai High Court (Currently working on SEZs of Maharashtra)
  3. Mr. Vilas Sonawane : Working President, Lok Sashan Andolan, Maharashtra (Working on SEZs)
  4. Mr. Balagopal : Convenor, Human Rights Forum Read the rest of this entry »