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Govt to take up up 46 SEZ cases on 22 June

Govt to take up up 46 SEZ cases on 22 June
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First Published: Thu, Jun 21 2007. 06 47 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jun 21 2007. 06 47 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Having cleared over 200 Special Economic Zones, the Board of Approval (BoA) will take up 46 fresh cases on 22 June. The proposals include those of RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Infocom, DLF Ltd and GMR Hyderabad International Airport.
IT, ITeS and biotechnology sectors dominate the list of projects awaiting the Centre’s nod, with as many as 23 proposals among these sectors lined up for the meeting on 22 June. Most of these are proposed to be set up in the states of Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Karnataka.
While the Navi Mumbai SEZ of Mukesh Ambani and his close aide Anand Jain is awaiting government’s green signal, three other projects of the same promoters proposed to be set up in adjoining areas will be considered by the BoA, headed by commerce secretary G K Pillai.
The three proposals are product-specific zones — biotechnology, light engineering and pharmaceuticals — and would cover an area of 346 hectare in Navi Mumbai. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infocom Infrastructure’s IT SEZ at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City in Maharashtra has also been lined up.
Of the 46 proposals, 10 do not have land in possession while four are cases that have been carried over from earlier meetings.
Other zones in the list include Uttam Galva Group’s 100-hectare integrated steel SEZ at Maharashtra, DLF’s 2,024-hectare multi-product zone in Rajasthan, SKIL Infrastructure Ltd’s 5,000-hectare multi-product zone in Karnataka and a 300-hectare project in Goa.
Seven IT and ITeS zones of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu, planned to be spread over 405 hectare area and GMR Hyderabad International Airport’s aviation zone in Andhra Pradesh on 100 hectare would also be considered.
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First Published: Thu, Jun 21 2007. 06 47 PM IST