Goa govt to pursue SEZ's

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Panaji, Jun 3 (UNI) Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and his cabinet colleagues would pursue the three controversial Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Goa with the Centre and also take up the matter at party level, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Francisco Sardinha said today.

Mr Sardinha, MP, was reacting to a report that the Bombay High Court at Goa had yesterday directed the state government to take a decision on the stopwork order issued to three notified SEZs in the state within two weeks, after the petitoner informed that the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry had submitted there was no provision to denotify the approved and notified SEZs.

He said the Goa government and Congress party were of the opinion that there should be no SEZs in the state as it was not in its interest.

''If the people of the state do not want SEZs in Goa, the government will not favour them. In a democracy, people are the final judges to decide,'' he added.

Meanwhile, Mr Sardinha appreciated the scheme launched by the state government for providing essential food items and vegetables at subsidised prices and hoped that all the MLAs and Panchayats in the state would spread awareness among the general public to take advantage of the scheme.

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