Friday, February 23, 2007

VKKS appeals people to oppose SEZ

PTI[ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2007 01:00:00 PM]

THANE: The `Vishesh Arthik Kshetra Kruti Samiti' (VAKKS) has appealed to
all persons to oppose the development of special economic zones (SEZ) in
the country, especially in Maharashtra.

"The SEZ development is an ill-advised, blind folded, hasty and
anti-people decision of the Central and State Governments, considering
the prevailing socio-economic conditions in our country," Sanjay
Vadhavkar, a trade union leader leading anti-SEZ activists said.

He made it clear that they were not opposed to industrialisation, nor
export promotion and earnings, but to the manner in which they were done.

VAKKS has been conducting sustained campaign amongst farmers, and other
villagers and workers in Pen, Panvel and Uran talukas, about dangerous
effects of SEZ on livelihood of the locals.


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