Delhi: The Board of Approval will take up a total
of 46 proposals for SEZs when it meets on June 22, under
the chairmanship of commerce secretary, Gopal K. Pillai.
to official sources, the Board might also consider grant
to RIL''s Navi Mumbai multi-product SEZ plan if the clarifications
sought from the State Government and promoters are satisfactory
the 46 proposals, as many as 42 are new, they added.
four other proposals are pending ones, including DLF''s
proposed SEZ at Sonapet, Haryana for electronics hardware
and IT/ITES, spread over 10.06 hectares, for which it
has already acquired land. A multi-product SEZ over 5,000
hectares (the maximum ceiling) in Karnataka proposed by
Skill Infrastructure Ltd will also come up for approval.
SEZ for leather products over 105.26 hectares at Ranipet
Phase-III is among the 13 new proposals put forth by Tamil
sources said that till the first week of this month, the
number of notified SEZs currently functioning in the country
has gone up to 123.
expected investment from them by the end of 2009 is likely
to be Rs 1,48,440 crore. The additional employment generation
would be 15.46 lakh.
sources added that considering the fact that 180 approvals
are pending notification, the aggregate investment would
be Rs3,00,000 crore and additional employment, four million.
also estimate that exports from new-generation SEZs amounted
to Rs34,787 crore in 2006-07, posting a growth of 52 per
cent over Rs22,840 crore in 2005-06.