Clearance hurdle puts Jharkhand SEZ in limbo SEZ News
A 90-acre SEZ has been proposed in Adityapur in Jharkhand belonging to Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority.
The region has already been registered under the Ministry of Commerce, but parts of it have been marked for forest land. From last five years, this project is awaiting clearance from the ministry of forests, but the nod looks no where in sight, reports CNBC-TV18's Amrita Panja.
On the issue, Shiwendra Singh, secretary, AIADA said that around 54 acres of the land falls under forest area. "It is completely barren and we are worried about encroachment on that land." he says.
Arjun Munda, Jharkhand chief minister who aims to make Jharkhand a manufacturing hub said that the government machinery will work at it own pace.
"Places where work happens have their own issues, one need to see that there are no additional issues raised. Our federal country is going through some challenging times, the government intends to bring a manufacturing policy, so there are aspects on which there should be flexibility of thought," he said.
The problems with land acquisition are not new to Corporate India. Even a pro-industry government like Jharkhand finds the odds stacked against it.