Telangana: Villagers demand closure of pharma units in Polepally SEZ

Mahabubnagar: The villagers of Polepally in Jadcherla mandal, which comes under the Polepally Special Economic Zone (SEZ) housing various pharmaceutical companies, have gathered near the companies in large numbers since Thursday morning, demanding that the managements of companies shut down operations due to the fear of COVID-19 outbreak.
Despite the lockdown, some companies in Polepally have been operating, as the medicines made here are exported abroad. Due to thousands of workers in these companies coming into the village and going back to Hyderabad and other places, the villagers are worried that there is a chance for the virus being transmitted in their village.
The villagers demanded that the companies be shutdown temporarily till the lockdown ended. Mahabubnagar RDO, MRO police officers and others were to visit the village to understand and assuage the situation.

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