India's Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Research Paper by Brij

India's Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
This paper is an economic analysis of the special economic zones (SEZ) in India.
# 92951 | 3,785 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | IN
Published on Mar 06, 2007 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Asian Studies (General) , Economics (General)

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This paper traces the history of performance of SEZs and evaluates their contribution to India's economic growth with reference to the creation of employment opportunities, growth in exports and imports and value addition for the common people. The author assesses the justification for continuing with the SEZs in India and sets the criteria for ensuring their success in achieving the objectives for which they are created and to avoid the phenomenon, which has come to be termed as 'developmental terrorism'. The paper states that issues of availability of infrastructure, quality of infrastructure, governance issues and labor laws are the most important factors responsible for unsatisfactory working of the SEZs in India. The paper includes many tables and graphs.

Table of Contents:
Objectives of SEZ
The Constraints

From the Paper:

"The mean realization ratio is only 34.84% with a standard deviation of 15.65%. The highest realization ratio has been only 59.46% in 2001 of the total approved equity investments and a minimum of 17.32% in 1992. Although the percentage realization is increasing year after year, but this is highly insufficient. Burdensome procedures contribute to discouragement of FDI. For example, registering a new firm in Australia takes 2 days, but 203 days in Haiti. Similarly, a basic bankruptcy procedure takes less than a year in Singapore, but 10 years in India."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • IMF Country Report No. 06/56 February 2006 retrieved on 11.11.2006 from <>.
  • Aradhna Aggarwal, "Export Processing Zones in India: Analysis of the export performance". November 2004. Working Paper no. 148. Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.
  • Aradhna Aggarwal, "Performance of Export Processing Zones: A comparative analysis of India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh". February 2005. Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.
  • Amaresh Baghchi, R. Kavita Rao, Bulbul Sen,(2005) "Raising the Tax-Ratio by Reining in the "Tax-Breaks" An Agenda for Action".
  • Ram Krishna Ranjan, "Special Economic Zones: Are They Good for the Country?". CCS Working Paper No. 156. Summer Research Internship Program 2006. Centre for Civil Society.

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