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.
His letter only states that all committees of Surat city and districts are dissolved and soon new office-bearers will be appointed. In the said video clip which has apparently rocked the party, Surat youth wing vice-president Saiyed Mazhar Saiyed Qamar is alleging that Surat city ...
The CBI officer told TOI, "During preliminary questioning, HP was called for questioning regarding five transactions of Rs 5 lakh each that he had allegedly paid into Rajesh's account." ... When Rajesh was transferred to Surat as the district development officer, HP accompanied him to the diamond city.
Surat... The first meeting was held at Surat DiamondAssociation (SDA) office while the second meeting was held at a private premise ... Another meeting of diamond unit owners, machine manufacturers, around 2,000 representatives, has been called ... Looking for Something? ... .
It was the love of fashionable clothes that brought IAS officer Kankipati Rajesh, who facing a CBI probe, and Surat’s readymade garment shop owner Mohammad RafiqMemon, together ... magistrate at Bardoli and later as a district development officer in Surat from 2013 to 2018.
Surat... During his posting as the district development officer in Surat jilla panchayat in 2017-18, an elected panchayat member alleged financial irregularities against him ... The IAS officer also sparked another controversy by making a derogatory comment about the Congress party on social media in July 2017.
Surat tops with 42 students in A1 grade ... Surat. Surat did exceedingly well in the class XII science exam the result of which was announced on Thursday ... It is due the to focused efforts by students, parents and teachers,” said H H Rajyaguru, district education officer of Surat.