Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
55 SEZs are present in Gujarat, covering an area of approximately 27,125 hectares. Gujarat has 3 operational SEZs, covering an area of 506 hectares, which are Kandla SEZ, SUR SEZ, Surat Apparel Park. There are 7 Notified and Operational SEZs, covering an area of 9,810 hectares, 15 Notified SEZ are present, covering an area of 6,114 hectares, 22 formally approved SEZ in Gujarat, covering area of 7,702 hectares, 8 In-principle approved covering an area of 2,993 hectares. These SEZs are involved in several sectors such as, Biotechnology, Power, Handicraft/Artisan, Gems & Jewellery and Port based multiproduct. There are 15 IT/ITes, 10 Multi-Product, 9 Engineering, 4 Textiles & Apparels, 4 Chemical, 4 Pharmaceuticals, 1 Port Based, 8 Other SEZs in Gujarat
Special Investment Regions (SIRs)
Gujarat is a thriving industrial state and hotbed for investments. Gujarat accounts for 15.14% (USD 114.52 bn) of the total investments (IEM+LOI+DLI) in India; highest amongst all States in India. With 6% of India’s geographical area, the State is home to 41 ports and handles around 25 % of the country’s sea-cargo. Gujarat contributes significantly to India’s economy across key sectors including production of Soda Ash, Diamond Processing, Salt, Petroleum products, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals. Gujarat witnessed the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of 10.2% for the year (2002-07) and a target GSDP of 11.2% is envisaged till 2007-12: highest in India. Gujarat is leader in various industrial sectors, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Dairy, Cement &Ceramics, Textiles, Engineering and Gems & Jewellery.
Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)
A high impact industrial area within 150 kms distance on both sides of the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), with an investment potential of US$ 90bn being laid down between Delhi and Mumbai. DFC is a new rail transportation system with high axel, multi-modal and computerised features. 38% (564 km) of the 1500 kms length of DFC will pass through Gujarat. DMIC area to be developed as 'Global Manufacturing & Trading Hub' in two phases (6 nodes) - supported by world class infrastructure & enabling policy framework. Expected to triple industrial output in five years. The influence area covers 62% of total area of Gujarat (18 out of 26 districts are within the influence area) and Investment potential for Gujarat is about US$ 30bn (1/3rd of total investment potential in DMIC).