Hyderabad, July 31: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday granted stay on 12 government orders issued by the government to acquire 3,300 acres of land for the proposed Vodarevu and Nizampatnam Ports Industrial Corridor (Vanpic) Project.

The High Court has ordered status quo in connection with the land acquisition near Kengeri village by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for the Peripheral Ring Road project of the Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE).

Patna ranks as the least expensive city in which to start a business.

In the first city-specific study of its kind, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said Ludhiana, the industrial hub in Punjab, is the easiest location to do business in India.

One lakh acres of non-agriculture land will be acquired Statewide for setting up industries, said Minister for Large and medium scale Industries Murugesh Nirani.

Minister for Large Scale and Medium Industries Murugesh Nirani said 1.5 lakh acres of non-cultivable land is being identified in the State for future industrial investments.


Satish Shile, Bangalore, DH News Service:

The State is in the process of acquiring land in rural areas, mostly farm land, for the development of industrial corridors in the State. The acquisition process for an estimated 1.6 lakh acres of land is underway.

K.V. Prasad

Delimitation has taken away a key revenue earning zone

COIMBATORE: A prominent industrial zone in western Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is one of the key Lok Sabha constituencies in the State. Rated high next to Chennai for its predominantly industrial background, Coimbatore District steadily grew in stature in the fields of education and healthcare also.

Pradeep Gooptu / New Delhi April 09, 2009, 0:22 IST

After nearly two years of relative calm, fresh tension appears to be brewing over the West Bengal government's plans to set up a Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) spanning Nayachar Island and the adjoining mainland comprising Haldia and Nandigram.

Prasanta Paul, Kolkata, DH News Service:
West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is understood to have sent an SOS to the Tatas urging the company to reconsider its move to relocate the Rs 800-crore steel project outside the state.

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