Fighting Injustice in Polepally SEZ

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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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September 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Anti SEZ struggles in South India – The Voices of People

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South India Level Strategy Meeting Against SEZs gave us insights and encouragement to carry forward our struggle. Madhu, Gopal, Yadaiah, Chukkamma, Gopal (Praja kala mandali) and myself attended the meeting.  Many activists across the country working on SEZs, a few research scholars from abroad, struggle groups from Chennai, AP (Coastal Corridor, Nellore and Polepally), Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu were present

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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