BoA to take up 15 proposals of SEZ on Friday

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New Delhi, Oct 15 (UNI) Board of Approval (BoA) of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry will take up 15 proposals of special economic zones (SEZs), including as many as 11 relating to information technology and IT enabled services (ITeS), during its upcoming meeting here on October 19.

The Ministry has received recommendations from governments of the respective states where these SEZs are to be located, according to information posted on the Ministry's website. Nearly half of the proposals are new.

Of the 11 IT/ITeS proposals to be taken by the BoA on Friday, three from Uttar Pradesh were deferred twice in June and September and one, also from UP, was kept pending by the Board during its meeting held on September 18. All four proposed IT/ITeS in Uttar Pradesh are to be set up at Noida adjoining the national capital.

These include one each by Unitech Hi-tech and DLF commercial developers.

Besides four proposed SEZs in Uttar Pradesh, three are to be located in Maharasthra and two each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and West Bengal and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

The Board will again take up for consideration the multi-product SEZ to be set up on 2,245 hectares of land in Thane district of Maharasthra. It was deferred by the BoA on September 18.


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