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India's economic boom is changing the nation's landscape.

This once agrarian society is now a global manufacturing and IT competitor.

Some 250 Special Economic Zones or SEZs have been approved to promote trade, manufacturing and attract foreign investment.

But the SEZs have also been blamed for robbing rural communities of land and livelihoods and creating uneven economic progress.

On this edition of 101 East, we ask - are India's SEZ's a boom or a bust?

This episode of 101 East aired from Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Source: Al Jazeera