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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-December-2011 17:05 IST
No SEZ in Bihar

 

 A SEZ may be set up either jointly or severally by the Central Government, State Govt.

or any person for manufacture of goods or rendering services or for both or as a free

trade warehousing zone.  Such proposals duly recommended by the concerned State

Government are considered by the Board of Approval for SEZs.  No such proposal

 recommended by the Govt. of Bihar is pending with this Department.  

 

 In addition to seven Central Government Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 12

State/Private Sector SEZs set up prior to the enactment of SEZ Act, 2005, formal

approval has been accorded to 582 proposals out of which 382 SEZs have been notified. 

A total of 148 SEZs are already exporting.  A statement containing state-wise distribution

of SEZs is annexed. 

            As on 30th September, 2011, the total investment of Rs. 2,77,259 crore approximately has been

made in SEZs.  SEZs being set up under the SEZ Act, 2005 are primarily private investment driven.  

 

 Upto 10th December, 2011, upon the requests of the developers, the Board of Approval on SEZs

has approved 39 cases of de-notification of SEZs subject to the refunded of duty benefits availed,

if any, by the developer. Out of 39 cases, 23 relate to information technology/information technology

enabled services, five are biotechnology and two each are engineering and textile industry and one

each are power, apparel, handicraft, stainless steel  & ancillary/downstream industry, agro, gems &

 jewellery and services SEZs.  Reasons given for these requests include economic meltdown, imposition

of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT)  on SEZs etc. In all such cases,

either the developers have not availed of duty benefits or the developers are willing to refund/ refunded

benefits if availed.  

 

                                                                                                                                                   Annexue


State-wise distribution of approved SEZs

State

Formal Approvals

Notified SEZs

Exporting SEZs (Central Govt. + State Govt./Pvt. SEZs + notified SEZs under the Act, 2005)

Andhra Pradesh

109

75

37

Chandigarh

2

2

1

Chhattisgarh

2

1

0

Delhi

3

0

0

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2

1

0

Goa

7

3

0

Gujarat

45

30

14

Haryana

47

36

3

Jharkhand

1

1

0

Karnataka

60

38

20

Kerala

28

20

6

Madhya Pradesh

14

5

1

Maharashtra

102

63

18

Nagaland

2

1

0

Orissa

10

5

1

Puducherry

1

0

0

Punjab

8

2

0

Rajasthan

10

9

4

Tamil Nadu

71

57

30

Uttar Pradesh

34

21

8

Uttarakhand

2

1

0

West Bengal

22

11

5

GRAND TOTAL

582

382

148

 

 

            This information was given by Shri Anand Sharma, Minister for  Commerce, Industry and Textiles in

written reply to a question in  Rajya   Sabha today.

 

DS/GK