Article – ‘We aim to attract investments that can create lots of jobs’

by 20 August 2015

10 August 2015 K.T. Jagannathan & G. Balachandar The Hindu Business Line

At a time industrial units in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are scouting for a place free of controversies to set up their factories, Sri City, a private multi-product operational SEZ (special economic zone) located 60 km from north of Chennai, has emerged as an attractive destination with its world-class infrastructure and industry-friendly ambience. Since its launch in August 2008, the SEZ has [...]

Article – Salt Range near Motorway: chief minister Punjab approves setting up of special economic zone

by 16 April 2015

3 March 2015 Business Recorder

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has approved the project of setting up a special economic zone and a new city in Salt Range near motorway. Approval was accorded at a high level meeting here on Monday, which was presided over by the Chief Minister.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the proposed project of establishment of special economic zone and a new city will prove to be [...]

Article – Indian team in China to discuss investments in Special Economic Zones, industrial parks

by 16 October 2014

12 October 2014 The Economic Times

BEIJING: A Commerce Ministry delegation arrived here today to explore China’s investments in India’s Special Economic Zones and to discuss follow up action on agreements signed during last month’s visit by President Xi Jinping to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.

The delegation, headed by Additional Secretary Madhusudan Prasad, would hold talks with Chinese officials, attend a business round table and visit a number of successful Chinese Special Economic Zone (SEZ) ventures to [...]

Article – 14 SEZ Developers Seek More Time to Implement Projects

by 18 September 2014

14 September 2014 NDTV

NEW DELHI:  As many as 14 special economic zone developers, including GP Realtors and Navi Mumbai SEZ, have sought more time from the government for implementing their projects.

The inter-ministerial Board of Approval (BoA) chaired by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher will consider these requests at its meeting on September 18.

GP Realtors has proposed to set up IT/ITeS zone in Gurgaon. It has invested Rs. 172.22 crore till date, including cost of land.

The [...]

Article – SEZs need a proactive govt and a clear business model

by 23 June 2014

19 June 2014 Santosh Tiwari The Financial Express

The Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Biswajit Dhar, says the government’s review of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy should be done with a clear business model in mind, led by the small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Dhar tells Santosh Tiwari that the success of the SEZ policy would largely depend on how far the government succeeds in creating an enabling environment for the investors.

The [...]

Article – Centre extends validity of 3 SEZ projects in Odisha

by 9 June 2014

4 June 2014 Business Standard

The Board of Approvals (BoA) for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under Union commerce & industry ministry has extended the validity of three SEZ projects in Odisha by one year.

The three SEZs have been proposed by developers like Sesa Sterlite, Saraf Agencies and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco).

The BoA has extended the validity of formal approval for a sector specific SEZ by Sesa Sterlite for manufacture and export of aluminium at Bhurkamunda in Jharsuguda till [...]