AP CM to lay foundation stone for Kisan SEZ on Feb 21

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Hyderabad, Feb 16 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy would lay the foundation stone for India's first 'Agriculture-based Kisan Special Economic Zone (SEZ)' on February 21 at Kavali in Nellore district.

Major Industries Minister J Geeta Reddy said this to newspersons here yesterday. The government had alloted 2800 acres of land to set-up the Kisan SEZ at an estimated cost of about Rs 2000 crore.

SEZ would provide an opportunity to the small and marginal farmers to market their products at international market, she added.

Ms Geeta said the government would provide support price to the sugarcane growers, if the industries fail to pay minimum price to the farmers during the season. Many industries, however, had agreed to pay support price to the sugarcane farmers, she added.

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