Wednesday, February 14, 2007

`SEZs have key role in development'


Rajya Sabha panel visits green park site


Convener promises ryots to discuss compensation issue
In all 54 special economic zones coming up in country

MAHABUBNAGAR: Rajya Sabha sub-committee on SEZs convener Kashiram Rana
has said that special economic zones will play a key role in the
development of country's economy.

The sub-committee headed by Mr. Rana and comprising of members K.
Keshava Rao, B. Raj Kishore Tripati and C. K. Chandrappan visited the
site of proposed green park in Jadcherla mandal of district on Monday.

Interacting with farmers whose lands were acquired for the green park,
the sub-committee convener said that he would make all efforts to
convince the Government to pay compensation according to present land
rates in the area.

The farmers who lost the lands for the special economic zone (green
park) were paid according to the market rates that existed in 2003.

Mr. Rana said that in all 54 special economic zones were coming up in
the country, which would transform the country's economic growth.

Jobs sought

State special representative at Delhi Mallu Ravi urged the sub-committee
to pay compensation to the oustees as per the present rates, besides
jobs to the family members of the oustees in the industries that would
come up in the proposed green park.

Jadcherla MLA C. Laxma Rao also expressed similar views with the
sub-committee members. District Collector V. Usha rani, RDO Raghunath,
Jadcherla MRO Naseeroddin and others were also present.


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