Haryana cabinet approves SEZ Rules

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Chandigarh, Nov 29 (UNI) The Haryana Cabinet today approved the Haryana Special Economic Zone Rules, 2007 for ''carrying out the purposes of Special Economic Zone Act.'' ''The aim of framing the rules is to facilitate the Developers of Special Economic Zone in the state for various procedures to be followed for preparation of and for approval of master plan and approvals at different stages of the project,'' Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

Under the rules, the location of the Special Economic Zone would be as approved by the Project Evaluation Committee and Project Approval Committee.

For any change in the location, the same procedure will be followed as laid down for the new project in the Act. In case the site falls within the urbanizable area indicated in the development plan of controlled area, the Special Economic Zone(SEZ) will have to confirm to the provisions, restrictions and conditions as approved by the project evaluation committee.

The sites upto a limit of 250 acres within a sector of the development plan would have to confine within the sector dividing roads, in order to define the boundaries of the Special Economic Zone.

The rules have also specified the percentage of area under roads and open spaces. In non-processing area for residential development, the area under roads, open spaces, public buildings, schools, community buildings or buildings meant for common use would not be less than 50 per cent of the gross area.

In processing area for industrial development, the area under plots should not exceed 60 per cent of the gross area. In case of Information Technology Industry, the ground coverage should be 40 per cent and the maximum floor area ratio permissible should be 250 per cent or as amended from time to time.

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