Updates on SEZ issues

Link 1. Alumina refinery: Anrak toeing Vedanta line. “They seem to be following the Vedanta way as for its Lanjigarh project. Vedanta has no permission to mine in Niyamgiri hills. Moreover, even if Anrak launches refining, we can’t rule out its closure going by Birla Periclase’s seawater magnesia project, which was shutdown when it could not source its raw material from Agency areas of the district following Samata judgment,” says Samata’s executive director Rebbapragda Ravi.

Link 2. CAG finds grave irregularities in land allotments by YSR govt. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India released a special report prepared on land allotments made in favour of companies and individuals by the Andhra Pradesh government during the 2006-2011 period.

Linik 3. Central Information Commission writes to PM to not to dilute RTI act

Link 4.  SmartCity waits for SEZ Board clearance. KOCHI: The concept master plan of the SmartCity project was approved by the directors’ board the other day in Thiruvananthapuram. The project is now awaiting clearance from the Special Economic Zone Board of Approval for starting construction of buildings.




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