Special Economic Zones in India

Status, Issues and Potential

  • Arpita Mukherjee
  • Parthapratim Pal
  • Saubhik Deb
  • Subhobrota Ray
  • Tanu M Goyal
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 1-13
  3. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 15-50
  4. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 51-72
  5. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 73-96
  6. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 97-116
  7. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 117-152
  8. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 153-170
  9. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 171-198
  10. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 199-217
  11. Arpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Saubhik Deb, Subhobrota Ray, Tanu M. Goyal
    Pages 219-246
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 247-254

About this book

Introduction

This book examines India’s ten years of experience developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and the performance of SEZs in the context of India’s growing international engagement, its endeavours to attract domestic and foreign investment in manufacturing and services and its aim to increase and diversify exports of goods and services. SEZs are industrial enclaves/clusters within a country that receive certain incentives and business facilitation benefits that are not generally available to the rest of the country. To facilitate private and foreign investment in SEZs, India introduced the SEZ policy in 2000, which was followed by the SEZ Act in 2005. After ten years under the Act, India now has one of the largest number of approved SEZs in the world and its SEZ policy remains heatedly debated, with a number of studies arguing both for and against it. Given this background, the book also identifies the challenges faced by SEZs in India and offers policy recommendations on how to make the SEZs an engine for India’s economic growth and development that can more effectively link the country’s manufacturing and services sectors to global value chains.

Keywords

Business Environment Economic Policy Special Economic Zones Trade Trade Policy India SEZs Trade and Investment

Authors and affiliations

  • Arpita Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Parthapratim Pal
    • 2
  • Saubhik Deb
    • 3
  • Subhobrota Ray
    • 4
  • Tanu M Goyal
    • 5
  1. 1.(ICRIER)Indian Council for Research on International Economic RelationsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of ManagementKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Economist and Independent ConsultantKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Economist and Independent ConsultantDLF Welington Estate, W2B 122 Economist and Independent ConsultantGurugramIndia
  5. 5.Consultant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic RelationsNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2806-6
  • Copyright Information Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2804-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2806-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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