SEZ Exports in 2010-11 Registers Growth of 43%
Total Employment Generated from SEZ 6,76,608 People
The Minister of State for Commerce Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia presented the EPCES Export Awards to EOUs and SEZ Units for Outstanding Export Performance for 2008-09, here today. Speaking on the occasion Shri Scindia said, “The exports from SEZs during 2010-11 is to the tune of Rs.3, 15,867 crore representing a growth of 43% over the previous year”. He further said that the contribution of exports from SEZs to national exports during 2010-11 is 28%. The SEZ sector is providing employment to 6,76,608 people in the country as on 31.3.2011. The total investments in SEZs are Rs.2,02,810 crore as on 31.3.2011. The SEZ Council was set up in January 2003 and the Council recognize the efforts of EOUs and SEZ Units by presenting Export Awards for their excellent performance in exports every year since inception.
Shri Jatin R. Mehta, Chairman, EPCES while addressing to the award winners informed that EPCES is a scheme specific multi-product Export Promotion Council and Council recognize the export efforts in fields of gem & jewellery, engineering, plastic products, electronic, computer hardware, services, readymade garments, handicrafts, chemical & allied products, textile products, food products etc. These awards would be presented for the export performance in the year 2008-09 to 48 awardees and some of the award winners are M/s Nokia India Pvt.Ltd., (Rs.10,317 crore), M/s Rajesh Exports Ltd. (Rs.10,453 crore), M/s Suzlon Wind Corpn.Ltd. (Rs.1554 crore), M/s Su-Raj Diamonds & Jewellery Ltd. (Rs.1230 crore ), M/s Jindal Saw Ltd. (Rs.1520 crore), M/s Moser Baer India Ltd. (Rs.1316 crore), M/s Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (Rs.1315 crore), M/s Infosys (Rs.1123 crore) etc.