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SEZs no longer special for investors. Here's why

The projects are falling out of favour because of the withdrawal of tax benefits to them.

SEZs not so special

SEZs not so special

The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy in India was unveiled in 2006 to give a fillip to exports. But SEZ projects are falling out of favour with investors because of the withdrawal of tax benefits to them. Indeed, it could be a setback to the government's "Make in India" initiative.

Money

Money at stake



People

People employed with SEZ units



Multiproduct

Multiproduct SEZs



Drop

Drop in exports


Graphic by: Anand Sinha; Research by: Niti Kiran and Jyotindra Dubey

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