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Makeover of Surat on cards with setting up of two SEZ
Dec '08
Surat, the second biggest city of Gujarat, India is known for its manmade textile and diamond polishing industry. Surat also has to its credit the largest number of multi-head embroidery machines in the world (over 40,000) installed in last 3 years. The city manufacturers over 2,500 million meters of fabrics per day.

The diamond industry contributes to Rs 700 billion in exports per year and nearly 90 percent of all diamonds processed in the country are done so in Surat. Now, the city of Surat is now on the verge of a mammoth makeover. On the cards are two SEZ, one meant for the apparel industry and the other for the diamond industry.

To get a better perspective on the industry development activities, fibre2fashion.com spoke to two torch bearers of the textile and apparel associations, Mr. Devkishan Maghani, General Secretary of Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) and Mr. Bhimaraj Pawar, President of Gujarat Garment Manufacturers Association (GGMA).

We asked them to comment on the SEZ activity, to which Mr Maghani replied by saying that, “Apparel Park is ready in Sachin area of Surat. A few units have commenced and others are in the process of doing so and the second SEZ is a Gems & Jewellery Park which is under development and will take around one year to complete. Surat is famous for diamonds, textiles and zari used in decorative clothing and items.”

Speaking to Mr Pawar, he said, “In month of July we have urged Ministry of Textiles to provide us closed mills and their land to accelerate the development of textile and garment industry in Gujarat. Ministry had asked us to provide a roadmap for the same. We had invited applications from our members and we have received around 400 forms from members who are interested and which we have forwarded to the ministry.”

He added by saying that, “We are also receiving support from Gujarat Government under Vibrant Gujarat Special project and the employment department. Employment to tune of around 25000–30000 is expected to be generated from this project.”

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