International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part D (2015)
Special economic zone: evaluation of incentives and performance
Dr. Ravindra Tripathi,
The Government of India had announced a SEZ scheme in April, 2000 with a view to provide an internationally competitive environment for exports. The objectives of SEZs include making available goods and services free of taxes and duties supported by integrated infrastructure for export production, expeditious and single window approval mechanism and a package of incentives to attract foreign and domestic investments for promoting export-led growth. In order to give a long term and stable policy framework with minimum regulatory regime and to provide expeditious and single window clearance mechanism, the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 has been brought into effect along with the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006 from 10 February 2006. Benefit derived from SEZs is evident from the investment, employment, exports and infrastructural developments additionally generated. The benefits derived from multiplier effect of the investments and additional economic activity in the SEZs and the employment generated thus will far outweigh the tax exemptions and the losses on account of land acquisition. Stability in fiscal concession is absolutely essential to ensure credibility of Government intensions. In this research paper we are analyzing the schemes and performance of SEZs in India with special reference to investment, employment, export and foreign capital.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ravindra Tripathi, . Special economic zone: evaluation of incentives and performance. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(6): 173-176.