Telangana gets mega SEZ project
In a major step forward for the Special Economic Zone project in Telangana, the electronic hardware SEZ spread over 339.75 acres at Maheshwaram in Rangareddy district has been cleared with an initial investment of Rs.116 crore. For the project in question, the promoter has secured green signal from the State-level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC). The SEAC in its recent meeting recommended the Maheshwaram SEZ for issuing of Environmental Clearance (EC). The SEZ will be a home to companies manufacturing electronic goods like semiconductors, resistors and printed circuit boards. Prior to this, the project builders were told to revise the proposed pollution control measures in SEZ in order to ensure that the natural drainage networks to Kotwal Cheruvu (lake) located in the SEZ are not obstructed. SEAC had also said that allotment letters to companies in SEZ should make it legally binding on them to ensure that industrial effluents are not discharged outside their premises.