Surat, previously known as Suryapur, is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative capital of the Surat district. The city is located 284 kilometres (176mi) south of the state capital, Gandhinagar; 265 kilometres (165mi) south of Ahmedabad; and 289 kilometres (180mi) north of Mumbai. The city center is located 22km (14mi) south of the Tapti River.
Surat had a population of 4.6 million at the 2011 census, making it the second largest city in the state of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest metropolitan area of India. Surat is the 34th-largest city by area and 4th-fastest developing cities in a study conducted by the City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank on urban affairs. The city registered an annualised GDP growth rate of 11.5 per cent over the seven fiscal years between 2001 and 2008. Surat was awarded "best city" by the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) in 2013. Surat is selected as the first smart IT city in India which is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative tied up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. In May, 2015 Tech giant IBM has chosen Surat among 16 global locations for its smart cities programme. The city has 2.97 million internet users which is about 65% of total population.
Surat Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 26 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Gujarat. Veteran BJP strongman Kashiram Rana has been an MP from this seat for 6 terms. Surat was also the constituency of the 7th Prime Minister of IndiaMorarji Desai, who has been an MP for this constituency for 5 terms. Surat has elected BJP leaders as MP since 1989 with overwhelming margins.
AFP, SURAT, India... Yet he is one of the lucky ones — the local trade union estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 diamond workers in Surat have lost their jobs ... Traders in Surat’s crowded Mahidharpura market openly trade diamonds worth millions of dollars on the streets each day, carrying the precious gems loose in paper wrappings.
SURAT, India... But he is one of the lucky ones — the local trade union estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 diamond workers in Surat have lost their jobs ... Traders in Surat's crowded Mahidharpura market openly trade diamonds worth millions of dollars on the streets each day, carrying the precious gems loose in paper wrappings.
That this should happen in an avowedly secular country is particularly alarming ... By one reading of Indian history, an attempt by Aurangzeb to ban usury put banks out of business, squeezed trade credit, dealt a blow to Surat as a busy port and made it hard for the once-thriving Mughal economy to recover ... .
#NewsAlert #BJPMLA Sanjay Kute is in #Surat to meet rebel MLAs led by #EknathShinde ... The two-and-a-half-year-old Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government is now under threat with a group of MLAs led by party veteran Eknath Shinde reportedly in Gujarat’s trading town, Surat.
Rane is the first Union minister and BJP leader to take a public stand over the issue. So far, several BJP leaders have been trading cautiously over Eknath Shinde's decision to go incommunicado and camp in Surat with MLAs... .
Firebrand politician Eknath Shinde is known for his organisation skills, spot decisions and loyalty ... Shinde is the Urban DevelopmentMinister in the tri-party government ... But now, Shinde, the 58-year-old veteran has rebelled threatening the Maha Vikas Aghadi government as he moved to Gujarat’s trading town of Surat with a group of party MLAs ... Sign Up.
The Gujarat government is planning to set up a cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions from large sources ... Gujarat has, in fact, an experience in running the world's first 'Emissions Trading Market for Particulate Pollution', which began in Surat in 2019.
The Gujarat government is planning to set up a cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions from large sources ... Gujarat has, in fact, an experience in running the world’s first 'Emissions Trading Market for Particulate Pollution', which began in Surat in 2019.
Large diamond factories across Surat have curtailed the work week to three-four days while smaller ones have downed shutters for now as a shortage of raw diamonds from Russia’s mines has left little work for the polishing units. Nine out of 10 rough diamonds in India are polished in Surat ... The war with Ukraine has now hit this $18-billion trade.
In the Indian city of Surat, one of the world’s largest polishing hubs, the diamond bazaars have gone quiet in recent weeks ...Losing access to Russian diamonds over the long term would devastate the industry, Shah said, jeopardizing thousands of jobs in India and hitting major trading centers across the world.
A few months before the Assembly elections, the PM is expected to inaugurate the high-speed rail (bullet train) station at Surat, the Ahmedabad hub, which will combine the high-speed station with the metro, BRT and two existing railway stations of the Indian Railways.