Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

The anti-Special Economic Zone campaign resulted in the cancellation of the state’s SEZ policy and 15 approved SEZs by the state government. Documents accessed by local residents through the Right to Information revealed that land for seven SEZs had been allotted to developers before the state’s SEZ policy was even notified. There were several irregularities in the allotment process. Some of the developers were also prominent realty firms and the land allotments were considered land and resource grabs for private real estate and industry at the expense of local livelihoods, environment and identity. The state-wide agitation snowballed successfully on the heels of the RP agitation. As five private developers took the government's cancellation of allotments to court, the High Court of Bombay at Goa upheld the state government’s decision to cancel the SEZs. The matter is currently before the Supreme Court of India, although there are occasional reports that the state government is considering an out of court settlement.

Tourists Warned December 2007
Verna Village
Verna Village
Growing Paddy at Verna
Paddy at Verna
Orchards at Verna
Verna Industrial Estate
Under the Shadow of the Estate
Vehicle Rally November 2007
Sancoale Resolution November 2007
Ultimatum to Govt November 2007
White Paper Promised December 2007
white paper on SEZ
Andolanacha Ishara 2007
SEZ cartoon POSTER
Scrap SEZs November
two-Memorandum to PM December2007
Warning the Govt December2007
Govt Gets Ultimatum November 2007
Agitation Widens November 2007
SEZs stopped December 2010
Massive Meet in Margao November 2007
SEZ Work Ceased December 2007
SEZs Not Feasible December 2007
SVM March January 2008
SEZ Radd
GIDC Takes Back SEZ Land June 2008
Protests at Raheja SEZ August 2008
Activists Storm SEZ August 2008
Govt Dumps SEZ Policy June 2009
Goa Scraps SEZ Policy June 2009-CROP
SVM Welcomes Govt Move June 2008
Allotment Illegal December 2010
Kerim SEZ Land
Water Sources at Kerim
Grazing Through SEZs
Fodder or SEZ?
Our Right to Land!
Orchard at Kerim
Canals at Kerim
Local Livelihoods at Kerim
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