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SEZs cannot be forced in Goa, says Kamat

india Updated: Nov 20, 2009 14:48 IST
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The Union Commerce Ministry has said that Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which has been rejected by the people in Goa, will not be forced in the state, Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said.

Kamat, who also holds Industries portfolio, was back after attending the 'National Conference of Industries Ministers' in New Delhi last week.

"During the conference, I conveyed to Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma that denotification of three SEZs is still pending. Goa has already scrapped SEZ projects in the state and related communication is forwarded to the centre," Kamat said.

"They can't force anything against people's wish... especially when Congress President Sonia Gandhi has assured that SEZs would not be allowed in the state, there is no question of having them," Kamat said.

He said that there is a huge process that has to be completed to denotify SEZs.

"The centre has to take lot of care so that everything is done properly," Kamat added.