HomeContact Site map   Google    www    iipm think tank
   
   
Home Scrutiny Publications Under Cover Mus'ings  
 

Home > Scrutiny > Who SEZ so?

  
   
     
   Case Studies  
       
  Marketing    
  Human Resource    
  Information Technology    
  Finance    
  Strategy    
       
 
     
   Industries  
       
  Steel    
  Glass    
  Banking    
  Prophylactic    
  Auto    
  Hospitality    
  Energy    
       
 
     
   Other links  
       
  IIPM    
  Planman Consulting    
  Planman Marcom    
  Planman Technologies    
  Daily Indian Media    
  Planman Financial    
  4P's Business and Marketing    
  Business and Economy    
  The Daily Indian    
  The Sunday Indian    
  Arindam Chaudhuri    
  GIDF    
       
 
  
         
Scrutiny
  
Who SEZ so?
They’re the biggest loss makers
24/07/2008

There was quite a lot of apprehension regarding Special Economic Zones (SEZ) since their inception. The recent review on SEZ by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) fortifies the same apprehension. CAG review concluded that these SEZ are favouring corporates at the cost of state revenue. The review further proves that there were systemic weaknesses that caused lost revenues to the tune of Rs.246.72 crores and an irrecoverable loss of Rs.1,724.67 crores.

Moreover, due to subsidy and tax holiday, the government had a loss of Rs. 8,842 crores [during the period 2000-01 to 2005-06] against an estimate of Rs.2,146 crores. Even the duty freedom was not given once but twice – once on the inputs used and again on the finished products from the SEZs. The duty foregone on the inputs are irrecoverable as there is no provision of paying back.

It’s quite cleat that SEZs [that are framed on half-backed logic and parameters] will do more harm than good. The latest report by CAG makes it important to re-think on the modus operandi of SEZ. It’s important to think on SEZ with respect to revenue losses and tax holidays. The current discussion of impact of SEZ on agriculture has actually overshadowed the matter of revenue loss by SEZ. The CAG’s report has again proved the apprehension true and also has added a new dimension that SEZ are economic disasters as well.

By:- B&E
Back

  
 
 
       
Home | Scrutiny | Publications | About us | Contact us
Copyright @2010 iipm think tank. All rights reserved.