Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the foundation stone laying function for a Rs 4,000 crore SEZ project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near Mumbai.

PTI Photo by Shashank Parade

Staying Put Farmers at Reliance’s MahaMumbai SEZ in Raigad district

Atul Loke

In the works A factory under construction at the APSEZ

Jitender Gupta

Sandeep Adhwaryu

Slow mover Reliance MahaMumbai SEZ

Priyam Dhar

Striking edge Bianca Jagger at a protest in London

AFP (From Outlook, Feb 22)

Referendum against SEZ? 
In the first-ever referendum of its kind, in September, landowners from 22 Raigad villages in Maharashtra voted against Reliance Groups' plans to set up a multi-product Special Economic Zone in the Hetwane dam area. As expected the Reliance Group challenged the verdict. Many more among over 400 approved SEZ plans have run into turbulent weather due to local opposition and lately credit squeeze. Also See: Songs of Dissent, So Long, Reliance