3 NEW SEZs BECOME OPERATIONAL
Date : 06 Dec 2004
Location : New Delhi
Out of the 24 new Special Economic Zones (SEZs) approved for establishment (as on 31/3/2004), 3 SEZs at Salt Lake (Manikanchan), Indore and Jaipur have become operational and another two Zones are now ready for operation. The new SEZs are being set up largely by the State Governments or their agencies or by the private sector in association with the State Governments or by the private sector on their own. Periodic meetings are held by the Department of Commerce with the State Governments/promoters of the SEZs to expedite the projects. This was indicated by Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.
Eight SEZs at Kandla and Surat (Gujarat), Santa Cruz (Maharashtra), Cochin (Kerala), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Falta (West Bengal) and NOIDA (UP) converted from Export Processing Zones (EPZs) are operational.