All about SEZ infrastructure
The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Policy was announced in April 2000 with a view to attract larger foreign investments to create world-class infrastructure for development, operation, maintenance and stable fiscal regime.
Every SEZ is divided into a processing area where alone the SEZ units would come up and the non-processing area where the supporting infrastructure is to be created. Specific industrial infrastructure facilities, appropriate & adequate social infrastructure facilities and the right atmosphere & environment of regional, urban and industrial scale with sustainability are the requirements for aspiring multi-product manufacturers, exporters and service providers in any SEZ.
The SEZ infrastructure includes well-planned judicious land, open and green spaces, water bodies, road, business and residential complex, hospitals, hotels, educational institutions, leisure, recreational and entertainments, ware houses, airports, railways, transport system, ,boundary wall, weigh bridge, Gate cabin, SEZ Admin office, Police stations, fire stations and other utilities including water source, treated water, rain water harvesting, treated effluent disposal, temperature control, generations and distribution of power, telecommunications, data transmission networks, natural gas, ,etc.
The SEZ infrastructure to be environmentally sustainable buildings designed, constructed and operated to minimize the total environmental impact. Environment friendly & resource efficient process at each stage of construction right from site selection, design, construction , operations and maintenance namely increasing the efficiency w.r.t Materials , energy and water and reducing building impact on human health and environment.
The construction materials with less toxicity, low off gassing of harmful air emission, durable, rapidly renewal ,high recyclable and harvested. Use of high energy efficient plants and machineries, natural day lighting and thermal comfort increases comfort & create healthier environment for people to live & work by improved air quality.
Reduced consumption of water with water efficient low flow sanitary fixtures and CP fittings, waste water management, micro irrigation, recirculation of centralized hot water ,rain water harvesting and optimized use of energy substantially reduce the cost of operations and contribute to the sustainability in a long way.
By Mr Surendra Singh