SURAT – A Jewel in Crown of Vibrant Gujarat
Surat, a jewel of Gujarat, has achieved a phenomenal growth rate of 11.5% over a sustained period of last 5 years. National Capital of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has declared Surat as the most prosperous Indian City with the highest per capita household income. Rockefeller Foundation Chosen Surat in the list of ‘100 Resilient Cities’. Surat was ranked fourth in the list of 20 cities, which will be developed as ‘Smart City’ under the Smart City Mission of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
The world is taking note of Surat’s sparkling growth story as the city has all the ingredients to grow at a pace much higher than rest of the world. Industrial development in Surat district could be attributed to the presence of large number of diamond processing, textiles and chemical & petrochemical industries. Surat, also known as the textile hub of India.
SURAT – Textile Hub of India
Surat, an emerging city in the state of Gujarat, is known as the textile city of Gujarat. And, the epithet is perfectly suited to the city. The textile industry is one of the oldest and the most widespread industries in Surat. A major part of the city's population is associated with the textile industry.
The textile industry in Surat is mainly engaged in the activities of yarn production, weaving, processing as well as manufacturing of Textile Machineries and trading of embroidery machinery.
The Surat textile industry has grown considerably over time. As per recent figures, textile production in Surat has grown by 10% in the last 5 years, while the market for embroidery has grown from an almost negligible amount to around Rs. 30000 million over the same period.
One of the main reasons behind the growth of Surat's textile industry is the city's ability to adapt to changes and the latest trends. The city is quick to respond to any changes in the preferences of people. The industrialists here have strong entrepreneurial skills.
Textile Strength of Surat
- Total Number of Looms: 7,20,000
- Total Number of Embroidery Machines: 1,50,000
- 485 Process Houses
- 75,000 Textile Shops
- Total Yarn Production / Year: 10,50,000 MT
- Total Yarn Sales/year: 115 Bill Rs.
- Total Fabric Production/year: 13,000 Mill MTs
- Total Sale Value of Fabric/ Year: 500 Bill Rs.
- Industry employs over 1.5 Mill people
- Number of Entrepreneurs: 1,50,000
- % Annual Growth Rate: 5-7 %
- Synthetic Textile Production at Surat (% of India): 60%
- Largest Manufacturer of the Man Made Fabrics
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