Evolution of SEZ Policy in India

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780198077275
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081035 | DOI:
Evolution of SEZ Policy in India

Show Summary Details


This chapter reviews the evolution of the special economic zone (SEZ) policy in India through different phases of growth and critically assesses changes in the SEZ policy, from national and international perspectives. In addition to consulting policy documents, interviews were conducted with various stakeholders during field surveys. The analysis in this chapter shows that the new SEZ policy is not a paradigm shift despite the fact that it introduced several structural changes in the erstwhile policy. When viewed from the international perspective, the package offered by the policy is not sufficiently attractive to divert international investment to these SEZs. The SEZ environment needs to be benchmarked against international standards to ensure their success in the long run.

Keywords: SEZs; India; investment climate; tax incentives; infrastructure; governance; land acquisition; exports; growth

Chapter.  9562 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.