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Friday, August 22, 2008

Goa forbids land allotment for SEZs

Goa government has recently stated that no lands within the industrial estates owned by Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) should be allotted or leased for establishing special economic zones (SEZs). In a written reply tabled on the floor of the house, chief minister Digamber Kamat said that if any land has been leased, the lease should be immediately revoked or cancelled. The state-government run GIDC had earlier issued show cause notice to revoke lands to seven SEZ promoters, which were later revoked forcing the state developers to approach the High Court.The GIDC has issued notices to meditab specialities (pharma), Peninsula Pharma Research Centre Private Limited (Bio-tech), K Raheja Corp Pvt Ltd (service), Paradigm Logistics and distribution pvt ltd (IT), Inox Mercantile co. pvt ltd (Bio-tech), Planetview Mercantile Co Pvt Ltd (Gem and Jewelry) and Maxgrow Finlease Pvt Ltd (IT). The chief minister stated that the six companies have already moved to the high court challenging the show cause notice. The court has granted status quo to the petitioners.