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About Surat

Surat - Diamond Manufacturing Hub of the World

  • The Diamond Industry is one of the major Industries of the city.
  • 3500-4000 Units Functional.
  • Major share in world's Diamond Cutting and Polishing.
  • 8 out of 10 diamonds in the world are processed in Surat.
  • Highest workforce of the World Diamond Community is in Surat employing more than 1.5 million people.
  • Surat accounts for more than 80% of total exports of Processed Diamonds from India.
  • India's total Diamond Export Accounts to Rs. 94675 crores (Apr 12 – Mar 13), and Surat is the major contributor in that.
  • Contribution of Diamond Industry in the total Foreign Exchange of India is 14%.
  • Annual turnover of the business is 2 Trillion US $ (Rs. 2 Lacs Crores).
  • Surat has a Special Economic Zone that houses a Diamond Park.
  • People with good entrepreneurial skill.
  • The upcoming Surat Diamond Bourse with 10,000+ diamond offices will provide an International Business platform.

Surat - "Finance Capital" of Vibrant State of "Gujarat"


  1. It is considered to be the 'Financial Capital' and the 'Growth Engine' of Gujarat.
  2. Surat is Gujarat's second largest city, one of the fastest growing business hubs in the country and a thriving commercial centre.
  3. Ranked 5th fastest growing city in the world.
  4. Tops GDP rate at 11.5%.
  5. India's 8th and Gujarat's 2nd largest city with a population of 4.5 million.
  6. Among the highest Income Tax paying cities in Asia in the year 2010-11, Surat contributed Rs. 22000 Million to National Exchequer.
  7. City with highest average Annual Household Income.
  8. 8% of youngest population is below 35 years.
  9. Has practically 0% unemployment.
  10. Then Chief Minister of Gujarat, now Prime Minister of India has proposed Surat to be a “Role model of E-City” and Solar City of Gujarat.
  11. CRISIL and ICRA have graded Surat at the top of the list as an Urban Civic Body on the Operating and Financial Efficiency.
  12. 3rd Cleanest City of India-INTACH.