ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Panchayats versus Multinationals-Case of Du Pont

The people s agitation which forced Du Pont to abandon plans to set up the Nylon 6,6 plant in Goa was supported by the actions of the Que rim panchayat which used, perhaps for the first time anywhere in the country, powers vested in it by the 73rd constitutional amendment (and the state Panchayati Raj Act, 1993) to overrule decisions taken by the higher levels of government, on the grounds that local concerns were paramount.

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