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Category: SEZs by State :: Karnataka
Last updated: Mar 22 2017 17:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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SEZ workers stage protest in Belagavi 22.3.2017 Hindu: Home
They complain of injustice, harassment by management Workers of the Aequs Special Economic Zone on Pune-Bengaluru NH4 near Hattargi, about 30 km from here, staged a protest in Belagavi on Wednesday ag...
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MSEZ, MRPL barred from lifting water from AMR dam for now 13.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Final decision on water utilisation among stakeholders tomorrow
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Green norms violated in SEZ, Surathkal highway widening: CAG 10.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Six Karnataka projects, including the Phase 1 of Mangalore Special Economic Zone and widening of a highway near Surathkal, have been named by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)among the violators of environmental norms, which the project developers were supposed to adhere to. These projects were accorded green approval with conditions that the project proponents were to follow to improve the ecological condition of the surrounding areas. However, a reality check by the CAG came up with a completely different picture, exposing the flaws in Indias environmental regulatory system. For instance, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was given approval for a project to widen the Kundapura-Surathkal highway with a stipulation that 14,956 trees would be cut. But 18,400 trees were felled as NHAI implemented the project without any approval for cutting down more than 3,400 additional trees. The environment management plan of the first phase of the Mangalore Special Economic Zone project had a ...
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'Eco norms violated in SEZ, Surathkal highway widening' 10.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Six Karnataka projects, including the Phase 1 of Mangalore Special Economic Zone and widening of a highway near Surathkal, have been named by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)among the violators of environmental norms, which the project developers were supposed to adhere to. These projects were accorded green approval with conditions that the project proponents were to follow to improve the ecological condition of the surrounding areas. However, a reality check by the CAG came up with a completely different picture, exposing the flaws in Indias environmental regulatory system. For instance, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) was given approval for a project to widen the Kundapura-Surathkal highway with a stipulation that 14,956 trees would be cut. But 18,400 trees were felled as NHAI implemented the project without any approval for cutting down more than 3,400 additional trees. The environment management plan of the first phase of the Mangalore Special Economic Zone project had a ...
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Adv: Here's what drives real estate in Bengaluru 9.3.2017 TOI: Home
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Govt to consider five proposals on March 8 for setting up new SEZs 6.3.2017 ET: Infrastructure
Exports from SEZs logged a marginal growth of 0.77 per cent to Rs 4.67 lakh crore in 2015-16.
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8 SEZ developers seek cancellation of projects 1.3.2017 ET: Policy
These applications would be considered by the Board of Approval (BoA) headed by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia on March 8. The BoA is a 19-member inter-ministerial body that deals with SEZ-related matters.
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Karnataka clears six big-ticket investment projects 11.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Karnataka government has approved six new projects worth investment of ₹9,048.39 crore in sectors including tourism, information technology and industrial infrastructure. According to the governm...
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Exports from SEZs touch Rs 2.36 lakh cr during Apr-Sep 6.2.2017 ET: Foreign Trade
​States which have contributed maximum in the exports include Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telengana and Uttar Pradesh.
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Exports from SEZs touch Rs 2.36 lakh cr during Apr-Sep 6.2.2017 News
States which have contributed maximum in the exports include Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telengana and Uttar Pradesh
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Oracle's second largest campus will soon be a reality in Bengaluru 3.2.2017 ET: IETS
“The new facility is going to help in consolidating our entire workforce in Bengaluru,“ said Shailender Kumar, MD, Oracle India.
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Farmers move SC for return of their lands 10.1.2017 Hindu: Home
Court asks States why lands acquired for SEZs remain barren and abandoned
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Apex court issues notice over unused land in SEZs 9.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and seven states, including Karnataka, on a plea seeking direction to return unutilised land to farmers that was acquired for special economic zones (SEZs). A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice J S Khehar sought responses from the Union government, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Punjab within four weeks on the PIL filed by NGO 'SEZ Farmers Protection Welfare Association'. The petitioner, represented by senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, also sought compensation for keeping the land vacant for a long time and the return of land to tribals, farmers and other weaker sections of society, for sufferings from the harsh effects of "unnecessary, unmindful and unwarranted land acquisition" by the government in the name of creating SEZs. The association of farmers, labourers and assigned lands owners under Kakinada Special Economic Zone, in their petition filed by advocate Sravan Kumar, claimed that ...
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Farmers move SC for return of their lands from governments 9.1.2017 Hindu: National
Court asks States why lands acquired for SEZs remain barren and abandoned
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SC notice on return of unutilised farmers land acquired for SEZs 9.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and six state governments on a PIL seeking return of unutilised land of farmers that were acquired for SEZs and a CBI probe into the alleged diversion of loans raised by the SEZ developers.
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Land acquisition for SEZs: Supreme Court seeks reply from Centre,7 states 9.1.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
A plea seeking return of unused land acquired for setting up of special economic zones to farmers and a court-monitored CBI probe into alleged flouting of SEZ rules by beneficiary corporates, on Monday led the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and seven states. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao issued notice to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Punjab, on the PIL which alleged that almost 80% of the land acquired for the SEZs were lying unused. The plea alleged that in last five years alone, 4,842.38 hectares of land was acquired for various SEZs and only 362 hectares were utilised, leaving around 4,480 hectares unused. Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves and lawyer Sravan Kumar, appearing for 'SEZ Farmers Protection, Welfare Association', referred to a CAG report of 2012-13 and said not only have the farmers been deprived of their land, but also ...
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SC notice to Centre, states on plea seeking return of unused land for SEZ 9.1.2017 News
The PIL filed by SEZ Farmers Protection, Welfare Associations, an NGO, has also sought a CBI probe
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Making of a MoUntain 9.1.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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KRCL calls for tender for construction of railway siding facility for MRPL 23.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has called tender for the construction of a railway siding facility for MRPL. Informing the same to reporters here on Thursday, KRCLchairman and managing director Sanjay Gupta said the state-of-the-art proposed loading facility will come up near Thokur station at a cost of Rs 82 crore. Stating that the 1.5 km-long siding is expected to be ready between 18 and 24 months, Gupta said the facility will help load pet coke of MRPL. He said the KRCL will also construct a half-rake siding facility for industries in Mangalore Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore. The 330 metres-long facility can load open wagons, covered wagons and containers among other commodities. Stating that the KRCL has planned capacity doubling at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore, Gupta said plan includes doubling of trains (106 trains from the existing 53 trains and 32 goods trains from the existing 16 goods trains) to meet the growing demands. The other projects include doubling of ...
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Govt invites domestic pharma firms to set up bulk drug clusters 30.11.2016 News
Govt will fund up to 70% of project cost, subject to a cap of Rs 20 crore to set up a cluster on PPP basis
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