Farmers complain about land allotted for Jewellary park in Surat

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Aditi PatilLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict




This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Industry




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Gujarat Hira Bourse (GHB) was allotted 100hectare land at Ichhapore for setting up of the gems and jewellery SEZ park by the Gujarat state Government in 2004. The GHB was supposed to set up 350 manufacturing units at a cost of Rs 400 crore and provide employment to one lakh people. The then chief minister Narendra Modi had allotted 1 million square meter land at Ichhapore for the project. However, the gems and jewellery park witnessed development at a very slow pace and has been able to set up just four units in a decade despite having spent Rs 200 crore on the project. In March 2018, farmers from Ichhapore and Hazira villages wrote a letter to Surat District collector alleging that GHB has not fulfilled the purpose and that the plot holders had sold the plots internally. Their demand is that the state government should reallot the land to the farmers.

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Private and Common

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Gujarat State Government

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Gujarat Hira Bourse

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