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Special Economic Zones in India

Part of the series India Studies in Business and Economics pp 73-96

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Performance of SEZs

  • Arpita MukherjeeAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations Email author 
  • , Parthapratim PalAffiliated withIndian Institute of Management
  • , Saubhik DebAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Subhobrota RayAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Tanu M. GoyalAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Abstract

The performance of the SEZs in India is widely debated and often misreported. To begin with, there is no clear benchmark to measure performance, and second, there is a lack of disaggregated data to support any analysis. This chapter therefore assesses the performance of SEZs in India against the objectives laid down by the SEZ Act 2005 using secondary data and information from a primary survey.