Tripura gets its first-ever SEZ: Will be specific for agro-based food processing

New Delhi: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has notified the setting up of the first ever Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tripura on 16 December. The SEZ is being set up at Paschim Jalefa, Sabroom, South Tripura District, which is 130 km from Agartala. It will be a Sector Specific Economic Zone for Agro-Based Food Processing.

The estimated investment in the project will be around Rs 1,550 Crore. The developer of the SEZ will be Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) Ltd. The SEZ is estimated to generate 12,000 skilled jobs. Rubber based industries, textile and apparel industries, bamboo and agri-food processing industries will be set-up in the SEZ.

Setting up of the SEZ in Sabroom will open up new avenues to attract private investment considering the proximity of the Chittagong Port and construction of the bridge across Feni River in South Tripura which is underway.

After it is set up, 100% Income Tax exemption will be provided on export income for SEZ units under Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act for the first 5 years. Also, 50% exemption will be provided for the next 5 years and 50% on the ploughed back export profit for another 5 years.


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