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.
While a 100-metre-long queue was seen outside the BJP’s office in Surat where the State party president CR Paatil was hoarding 5,000 Remdesivir injections amid an acute shortage of the drug, the High Court chided the State government for gross under-reporting of cases and deaths.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam AadmiParty (AAP) have engaged in war of words over the latter’s claim that several BJP workers in Surat have joined AAP in the recent days ... In a press briefing at BJP office in Udhna on June 21, Janjmera, said, ”Surat BJP unit has around 4.50 lakh primary members (prathmik sabhyo).
Defending himself and the BJP's move to distribute the critical Covid-19 drug Remdesivir to people from the party's office in Surat during the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April, state unit president Chandrakant R Paatil said that "at no point were the injections ...
The Gujarat cadre 1986-batch IAS officer was admitted to AIIMS on April 19 due to post-Covid complications ... Mohapatra was a Gujarat cadre 1986 batch IAS officer. At the state level, he held the portfolio of Municipal Commissioner in Surat, Gujarat ... The IAS officer also worked as a ...
The company will open an India office in Surat, in the state of Gujarat... Jinchen will open an India office by August, to support the line installations with a warehouse and engineering team ... “We are opening Jinchen India office by August 2021 in Surat City, and we will have our own spare warehouse to support customers,” said Singh.
The officer said that with increasing fuel price and the running costs even lower than CNG, people are opting for electric vehicles. The officer said that so far registration of electric cars has only been observed in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara and the trend is yet to pick up in rural areas.
It was only after proper verification of documents concerned at the BJP office in Surat that the vials were made available to patients, he said ... and Gujarat BJP president CR Paatil for “illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injections” from the BJP's office in Surat.
Vials of anti-viral drug Remdesivir were made available to the needy patients from the BJP's office in Surat on grounds of "compassion and humanity" to "save a number of lives", Gujarata BJP MLA Harsh... .
Surat. While the Surtis are known for their love of food and nonchalant attitude, what flows deeper through the diamond city’s arteries is the people’s willingness to help each other ...There is a need for young blood donors as we face shortage of blood often,” said Nitesh Mehta, public relation officer at Surat Raktadan Kendra and Research Centre ... .
He is scheduled to inaugurate the party's Gujarat state office in Ahmedabad today ... He had last visited Surat in February after the party emerged as the main opposition after the civic body elections. The AAP had made inroads into Gujarat politics by winning 27 seats in the 120-member Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), emerging as the main opposition.