India’s special economic zones - An ethics black hole

Author: Rajesh Chhabara, Ethical Corporation, Published on: 5 June 2007

...new regulations will allow developers to buy land directly from farmers for special economic zones...Human rights groups are outraged by the large-scale displacements and loss of livelihoods that the SEZs will cause. ..More than 86,000 hectares of land will be required for the 237 SEZs approved so far. Most of this will have to be bought from farmers, displacing an estimated one million people...[refers to Nike, Brandix, Nokia, Infosy, Wipro, Satyam, HCL, Ranbaxy, Flextronics, Essar, Moser Baer, HP, Mahindra, Ansal, Unitech, Sahara, DLF, Reliance, Tata, Arcelor Mittal, Posco]

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Related companies: Arcelor Mittal Brandix Essar Group Flextronics HP (Hewlett-Packard) Nike Nokia Posco Ranbaxy Laboratories Reliance Industries Satyam Tata Group Wipro