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Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Aradhna Aggarwal


This book is a systematic analysis of the special economic zone (SEZ) programme in India. The book highlights the critical importance not just of investment in SEZs but also of investment in the wider domestic economy in which they operate. It is the result of detailed surveys of SEZs conducted at different points in time during 2004–9. It traces the history and evolution of SEZs in general and in India, and examines the justification of continuing with SEZs in India. It covers almost every aspect of the benefit and cost of SEZs and finds that they can be instrumental in economic and social tr ... More

Keywords: SEZs, India, export competitiveness, industrial strategy, international trade, agglomeration economics, social transformation, economic diversification, land acquisition, rural empowerment, environment, human development, tax incentives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077275
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aradhna Aggarwal, author
University of Delhi