Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa, Tripura

Published on October 07, 2019
Current context: The government has approved setting up of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa in Sabroom subdivision of South Tripura on 4th October 2019.
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa, Tripura 
  • The decision was taken during the 92nd meeting of the Board of Approval (BoA) under the Ministry of commerce.
  • The Tripura government submitted a proposal in June this year, to the Ministry of Industries and Commerce for the setting of an agro-based SEZ at Jalefa.
  • An estimated investment of around Rs. 1550 crore will be made in setting up first-ever SEZ.
  • A special economic zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has more liberal economic laws that a country's domestic economic laws and are approved for Agro and Food Processing sectors in India.
  • Under the plan, rubber thread, apparel making, bamboo, rubber-based industrial units, and food process units are proposed to be set up.

Question: 

Q.1 Which place has been recently approved by the central government for setting up of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ)?
a. Jalefa, Tripura

b. Balaghat, MP
c. Betul, MP
d. Kalimpong, West Bengal

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