Land conquests

Print edition : March 21, 2014

Reliance Industries' refinery at Jamnagar, a file photograph. Photo: AFP

A farm in Pen, Raigad. The Maharashtra government and Reliance's plan to set up a mega SEZ on these lush farmlands was thwarted by farmers. Photo: SHASHI ASHIWAL

Farmers from Raigad district at an anti-SEZ rally in Mumbai on July 20, 2010. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Land acquired for an SEZ at Gurgaon and left unused. Adjacent to it, on the right, is land that remains with farmers. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

With a compliant government in Gujarat, Reliance faced little hurdle in acquiring agricultural land for its Jamnagar SEZ, but its plan for a massive SEZ in Raigad, Maharashtra, was aborted by a farmers’ movement.
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