Special investment regions

The Government of Gujarat enacted the SIR act in 2009 with the objective of creating large size Investment Regions and Industrial Areas in the State of Gujarat and develop them as global hubs of economic activity supported by world class Infrastructure. Gujarat is the only state in the country to enact such an Art. GIDC is setting up 11 Special Investment Regions in Gujarat catalyzing unprecedented economic growth in the state.

  • it enables the State Government to establish, develop, operate and regulate SIRS
  • The Government is empowered to declare an Investment Regions or an Industrial Area
  • An SIR has a minimum area of 100 sq. km. (10,000 hectare). An Industrial Area has a minimum area of 50 sq. km. (5,000 hectare)
  • A 4 tier administrative mechanism set up for establishment, operations, regulations and management of SIRs / IAs.

Region Area
(sq km)
Proposed Industries
PCPIR 453 Refinery downstream products, high performance chemicals, pigments and coating products, nanotechnology, bio- refineries, mineral resource based products
Halol-Savli 123 Engineering, automobile ancillaries, engineering plastics, electrical and electronics
Changodar 319 Agro based. Steel & metal. Plastic, Pharmaceutical and Oil & Gas
Pipavav 147 Logistics based industries, Pre-Cast Structure and Textile-Only Spinning
Santalpur 186 Agro based (spices and seed processing, vegetable and fruit processing, dairy, cotton ginning), contract farming, solar power, logistics
Viramgam 190 Automobile & Engineering, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Fertilizers
Simar 83 Engineering, Energy, Port & Port related activities. Food & Fish Processing. Cement
Okha 206 General manufacturing. Pharmaceutical, CRO, Biotechnology and Biopharma, Auto and Auto Ancilliaries, Mineral Based and Tourism
Anjar 237 Port and port based industries. Mineral & Agro based and Engineering
Navlakhi 182 Ceramic, Engineering & automobiles. Food Processing and Electronics, Textile and Chemical and Petrochemicals
Aliyabet 168 Entertainment (eco zone, film city, amusement zone, golf course), aquaculture and marine engineering

SIR Development Stages & Status


Special economic zones

SEZ are specially delineate duty free enclaves for the purpose of trade, operations, duty and tariffs. These zones are self-contained and integrated, having their own infrastructure and support services. Apart from providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and access to a large well-trained and skilled work force, the SEZ also provides enterprises and developers with a favorable and attractive framework of incentives.

Sr. No. Name of the SEZ Type of SEZ Area (in hectare)
1 Gandhinagar Electronic Park SEZ Electronics, IT & ITES 28
2 Mega IT SEZ, Gandhinagar IT/ITES 22
3 Biotech Park SEZ, Savli Bio-Tech 15
4 Surat Apparel Park SEZ Apparel 56
5 Ahmedabad Apparel Park SEZ Apparel 38

Other Important project

1. Development of new Industrial Estates at Sanand, Dahej, Halol, Jhagadia-II, Aithor (near Unjha), Becharaji & Khirsara(near Lodhika, Rajkot)

2. Modern sector specific clusters in PPP mode
  • Engineering Plastics & Plastic Processing at Dahej
  • Auto Components & Light Engineering at Halol
  • Precision & Light Engineering at Sanand
  • Medical Devices Cluster at Sanand
  • Gems & Jewellery Parks at Bhavnagar and Sanand

3. Garment Park in Marsden Mill land

4. Logistic Park & Township in PPP mode in Dahej

5. Skill Up-gradation Centers and Capacity Building

6. Construction of 35 bed Hospital at Dahej

7. Convention Centre at Bhat, Gandhinagar