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Chhindwara Collector orders action against SEZ Developers


New Delhi, May 15: Chhindwara Collector Office has issued directions to the government officials to investigate the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) scam and take action against the Developer Company.

The Collector office has also directed the concerned officials to keep it informed about the action.It’s notable that thousands of farmers of Tehsil Sausar of District Chhindwara have been running from pillar to post from last 11 years to get back their land from a company called Chhindwara Plus Developers Limited, which they accuse of purchasing thousands of acres of their fertile land in the name of setting up the SEZ since 2007 at throwaway prices.Interestingly, it was during Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath ‘s tenure as Union Commerce and Industries Minister, the company had got in principle approval in 2007 for one year to set up the SEZ in Sausar. However, till date not a single unit has been set up at the said SEZ, but the Developer company has managed to get extensions after extensions and purchase around 6000 acres of farmers’ land between 2007-13 at throwaway prices by using dubious tactics.