Dholera SIR all ready to kickstart its plug-and-play infrastructure

Despite setbacks, it is offering attractive incentives to woo companies


Dholera shot into the public eye last September when a joint venture between Vedanta and Foxconn announced that it would set up the country’s first fab plant in the area Photo: DICDL

Surajeet Das Gupta Dholera (Gujarat)
The 6.5-km-long canal that cuts across the sprawling Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) is a showpiece of sorts, complete with recreational facilities, manicured gardens and gazebo tents on both sides for people to relax and even party in.

The canal is also the heart of the Dholera SIR, the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which he announced in 2013 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. It tackles a serious challenge in this low-lying industrial area where the fear of flooding due to heavy rains kept many potential investors away, despite attractive incentives and promises of lucrative memorandums of understanding (MOUs).  

Officials of the Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) between the

First Published: Sep 13 2023 | 7:49 PM IST

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