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
Tourists Warned December 2007
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Verna Village
Verna Village
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Verna Village
Verna Village
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Growing Paddy at Verna
Growing Paddy at Verna
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Paddy at Verna
Paddy at Verna
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Orchards at Verna
Orchards at Verna
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Verna Industrial Estate
Verna Industrial Estate
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Under the Shadow of the Estate
Under the Shadow of the Estate
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Vehicle Rally November 2007
Vehicle Rally November 2007
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Sancoale Resolution November 2007
Sancoale Resolution November 2007
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Ultimatum to Govt November 2007
Ultimatum to Govt November 2007
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White Paper Promised December 2007
White Paper Promised December 2007
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white paper on SEZ
white paper on SEZ
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Andolanacha Ishara 2007
Andolanacha Ishara 2007
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SEZ-POSTER-3
SEZ-POSTER-3
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SEZ cartoon POSTER
SEZ cartoon POSTER
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Scrap SEZs November
Scrap SEZs November
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two-Memorandum to PM December2007
two-Memorandum to PM December2007
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Warning the Govt December2007
Warning the Govt December2007
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Anti SEZ PMAS
Anti SEZ PMAS
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Govt Gets Ultimatum November 2007
Govt Gets Ultimatum November 2007
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Agitation Widens November 2007
Agitation Widens November 2007
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SEZs stopped December 2010
SEZs stopped December 2010
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Massive Meet in Margao November 2007
Massive Meet in Margao November 2007
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SEZ-POSTER-2
SEZ-POSTER-2
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SEZ Work Ceased December 2007
SEZ Work Ceased December 2007
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SEZs Not Feasible December 2007
SEZs Not Feasible December 2007
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SVM March January 2008
SVM March January 2008
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SEZ-POSTER-4
SEZ-POSTER-4
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SEZ Radd
SEZ Radd
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GIDC Takes Back SEZ Land June 2008
GIDC Takes Back SEZ Land June 2008
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Protests at Raheja SEZ August 2008
Protests at Raheja SEZ August 2008
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Activists Storm SEZ August 2008
Activists Storm SEZ August 2008
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Press-Release
Press-Release
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Govt Dumps SEZ Policy June 2009
Govt Dumps SEZ Policy June 2009
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Goa Scraps SEZ Policy June 2009-CROP
Goa Scraps SEZ Policy June 2009-CROP
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SVM Welcomes Govt Move June 2008
SVM Welcomes Govt Move June 2008
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Allotment Illegal December 2010
Allotment Illegal December 2010
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SEZ POSTER 1
SEZ POSTER 1
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Milking-GIDC
Milking-GIDC
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goas-sez-rajas,-11-17-December-2010
goas-sez-rajas,-11-17-December-2010
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Kerim SEZ Land
Kerim SEZ Land
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Water Sources at Kerim
Water Sources at Kerim
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Grazing Through SEZs
Grazing Through SEZs
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Fodder or SEZ?
Fodder or SEZ?
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Our Right to Land!
Our Right to Land!
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Orchard at Kerim
Orchard at Kerim
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Canals at Kerim
Canals at Kerim
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Local Livelihoods at Kerim
Local Livelihoods at Kerim
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