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The Special Economic Zones in Gujarat lead the country in recovery path

The Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ), largest in terms of area, has shown a 16 per cent export growth in September 2020 over the Exports in the same month of the last financial year.

While Merchandise Exports from KASEZ have shown a modest growth of 10 per cent in September over the same month last year, Services exports have shown a phenomenal four-fold increase comparatively compared to the previous year.

Zonal Development Commissioner, KASEZ Dr Amiya Chandra, ITS, was quoted during an interaction with the media at KASEZ a few days ago. 

Ten other SEZs in Gujarat shown strong signs of recovery

Ten other SEZs in Gujarat, of the 20 functional SEZs, have also shown strong signs of recovery and appear to have put the Covid-phase behind them.. The Surat and Dahej SEZs have shown an 89.13 per cent and 56.03 per cent increase in exports respectively in September over the same month in the last financial year.

The TCS SEZ in Gandhinagar, the Jubilant SEZ in Bharuch and the Sterling SEZ near Vadodara have also shown growth rates exceeding 50 per cent during the month. Besides, the Zydus SEZ in Ahmedabad, which is pharma-based, has shown a growth rate of 37.56 per cent in September.

The smaller SEZs like GIDC Apparel Park SEZ and that of Calica Constructions & Impex in Ahmadabad have also shown healthy growth.

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