Govt approves de-notification of 40% of Reliance Industries' Gujarat SEZ
An official said RIL's proposal was approved at the meeting of Board of Approvals (BoA) SEZ subject to the company obtaining a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the state government for the denotification.
"The BoA today approved the proposal but they have to take an NoC from the state government and the company also have to refund the tax benefits it may have availed for operating units in the only-for-export zone," he said.
The decision was taken today by the Board of Approval for SEZ, which is headed by Commerce Secretary S R Rao. RIL's multi-product SEZ is spread over 1,764.14 hectares.
The company wants partial de-notification of an area of 728.43 hectares, leaving 1,035.72 hectares of plan for the multi-product SEZ.
Sources said that in the de-notified area RIL plans to invest Rs 45,000 crore in new projects that will cater to domestic demand.
The developer had applied for partial de-notification so as to implement a number of new projects in the domestic tariff area (DTA) in Jamnagar near the SEZ. The proposed projects will mainly cater to the significant existing domestic demand.
RIL had stated in the proposal that it plans to invest Rs 45,000 crore in projects in the de-notified area.
SEZ houses 580,000 barrels per day or 29 million tons a year oil refinery that exports fuel to far off countries
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