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Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa, Tripura

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
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa, Tripura Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at West Jalefa, Tripura Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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