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BS: It may be SAZ against SEZ in Uttarakhand

Business Standard / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun November 21, 2007

Amid reports that a large chunk of agri land has fallen into the hands of land builders and industrialists in Uttarakhand, the state government is contemplating special agriculture zone (SAZ) to protect agriculture.

“We want to protect agriculture, for which we want to bring SAZ in Uttarakhand,” said state Agriculture Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

However, Rawat made it clear that the idea of SAZ was not being mooted to replace the much contentious special economic zone (SEZ). [more]