Lower minimum area of land required for multi-product SEZs to 250 hectares from 1,000

Many key changes are in the works to change the contours of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy and boost growth across these units. Following a discussion paper last November, the commerce ministry has prepared a draft SEZ policy, detailing revision in the minimum land requirement for these zones, easier contiguity norms, clarity in land sale and transfer, relocation of the zones, development of infrastructure, extending focus market schemes to these units and exit policy for developers and units, among others.