PANAJI: The Goa’s Movement Against SEZ (GMAS), the organisation that recently spearheaded an agitation against Special Economic Zone projects, on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the “delay” in de-notifying the three notified SEZs in Goa.
Following prolonged public agitation, the State Government had decided to scrap all the SEZ projects in the State, including three that have already been notified.
GMAS convener Mathany Saldanha has reiterated the demand that the Government should not acquire any land from private individuals or communidades (age-old land communes) except for the purpose of infrastructure projects and that too for the benefit of Goa. “The Government must stop the practice of acquiring land to be given to private parties for private use either by sale, by lease, contract or otherwise,” he said.
He warned against allowing new SEZs in the name of Special Development Zones, Special Tourist Zones or Special Fishing Zones