Utt Goenkara urges Goans to join tomorrow's anti-SEZ rally

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Panaji, Dec 17 (UNI) NGO Utt Goenkara has today appealed to the people of Goa to join the anti-SEZ rally being organized here tomorrow by Goa's Movement Against SEZ's led by former minister Mathany Saldanha.

Utt Goenkara Spokesman Aires Rodrigues has, in a statement, urged the people to assemble at Azad Maidan at 1600 hours in large numbers to Save Goa for posterity.'' While reiterating the demand to scrap all SEZs, he stated that in future the government should consult and take into confidence all political parties and NGOs before taking any decision that would have far reaching repercussions on the State.

Mr Rodrigues stated that Goa being a very small state, there was no room for SEZs and appealed to all political parties and NGOs to join hands to safeguard the interests of Goa and Goans.

The proposed SEZs, IT Parks and Food parks were a real estate fraud and that the masterminds had to be brought to book,'' he charged.

Adv Rodrigues also expressed the need of Goa's planned development with an environmental vision by first improving Goa's crumbling basic infrastructure while tackling serious issues like garbage and vehicle parking in cities on a top priority.


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