About Surat & South Gujarat

  • Ranked 4th fastest growing city in the world.
  • GDP rate at 11.5%.
  • India’s 8th and Gujarat’s 2nd largest city with a population of 4.5 million.
  • Among the highest income tax paying cities in Asia in the year 2010-11, Surat contributed Rs. 22000  Million to national exchequer.
  • City with highest average annual household income.
  • Has practically 0% unemployment.
  • Crisil and ICRA have graded Surat at the top of the list as an urban civic body on the operating and financial efficiency.
  • 3rd cleanest city of india-INTACH.
  •  Hazira Industrial Area about 15 kms. From the city has more than Rs.1300000 Million investment with the presence of corporate giants like RELIANCE, ONGC, 
  • Surat was adjudge best in the following four areas and was awarded by The than Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh at the National conference of the JNURM in New Delhi.
    - Best performing JNURM city
    - Best Financial Management
    - Best inclusive Pro-Poor Project
    - Best implementation of Seven
      Point Program.
  • Surat is right on western express highway corridor between Mumbai- New Delhi. It is better accessible and is a faster distribution point to Northern India compared to Mumbai.
  • South Gujarat has flourishing Industrial Estates at
    - Ankleshwar
    - Sachin
    - Navsari
    - Gundalav
    - Pardi
    - Umbergaon
    - Bhilad
    - Vapi (Asia’s biggest Industrial

World’s Largest Diamond Cutting & Polishing Industry

  • Major share in the world’s Diamond cutting and polishing.
  • Highest workforce of the world diamond community is in Surat employing more than 1.5 million people.
  • India’s total Diamond Export Accounts to 94675 crores (Apr 12 -Mar 13), and Surat is the major contributor in that.
  • 3500-4000 Units Functional
  • Contribution of Diamond Industry in the total Foreign Exchange of India is 14%

Country’s Biggest Man- made Textile Industry

  • Over 6Lacs Looms consuming 2700 tons of yarn per day.
  • Approximate 450 plus Processing House.
  • More than 75000 Shops in Textile Markets.
  • Over more than 40,000 wholesale Outlets.
  • Producing 30 million meters cloth per day.
  • 60% of the nation’s Man Made Fabrics are from Surat.
  • Industry employee over 1.4 million people.
  • Around 1,00,000 embroidery machines involved in value addition.
  • In Surat Textile Industries Innovative Weavers as well Traders are expanding.


  • Traditional Businesses like Diamond, Jari, Textile and Garments.
  • Agriculture Exports of Fruits like mangoes, Sapodilla (Chikoo) etc.
  • Floriculture, Aquaculture and Fishery
  • Dyes, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronic Components


  • Gem & Jewellery Park
  • Apparel Park
  • Textile Park
  • Surat SEZ is the first private SEZ in
  • Surat is the only city in India which
    has 3 SEZs’
  • Indian Diamond Institute

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Invaluable contribution of the Chamber by way of multifarious activities resulted in steady growth of membership. In the Golden Jubilee Year (1990), the membership was 2500 which has now reached upto 8500.

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