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in the Ministry of Commerce Rajeev Arora said: "We have tremendous scope within the SEZs which are in the pipeline (by converting the notified SEZs into functional ones)."
"We want to see that the non-serious players do not stay in the line as we are not interested in giving them many lifelines...," he said.
During 2012-13, exports from SEZs grew by about 31 per cent year-on-year to Rs 4.76 lakh crore. Shipments from these zones stood at Rs 3.65 lakh crore in the previous fiscal.
India's overall exports rose 12.97 per cent to USD 26.14 billion for the second straight month in August, while imports declined 0.68 per cent to USD 37.05 billion.