Uday India’s another endeavour for make In India
Surat is known as synthetic city of India. Industrial development in Surat District could be attributed to the presence of a large number of diamond processing, textiles, and chemical & petrochemical industries. During 2006-07, Surat contributed a maximum of 11.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product to the State. Surat, known as the synthetic capital of India hosts over 600,000 power looms and provides over 12 lakh jobs. It contributes 18 per cent to the total manmade fiber exports and 40 per cent of manmade fabric production in India. Surat has been very successful in attracting a sizeable amount of production. Surat is renowned for the synthetic sarees and dress materials and there are about 400 industries in the cluster.
The Surat power loom sector gives employment to about 6 lakhs people. Similarly, the processing industry gives employment to about 5 lakhs people. Besides, lakhs of people are engaged in trade, transport, cutting, packing and ancillary industries like dyes, colour, chemicals, textile engineering etc. Of the total production of cloth in India, the synthetics fabrics accounts for about 90 per cent. Surat alone accounts for 40 per cent exports of fabrics generating revenue of more than Rs. 500 crores. It produces cheap fabrics affordable to poor people.
Uday India, a magazine with nationalist fervour, in its endeavour to popularise the Prime Minister’s concept of “Make in India” launched its Surat special BOTH IN English and Hindi, for honouring the industrial giants of Surat, who have immensely contributed in the “Make in India” programme of the nation.
The event was organised at the the Gateway Hotels of Taj Groups recently. The chief guest at the function was Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram. Speaking at the event he said a nation can’t become a superpower just on its information technology and service sector strengths and manufacturing sector remains the key to realise that aim. Addressing textile businessmen and industrialists from other sectors, the minister urged manufacturers and entrepreneurs to support and contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India mission. “Manufacturing sector is the backbone of any growing economy. The NDA government at the centre is taking all long-term steps to boost the manufacturing sector,” Oram said, asking industrialists to focus on manufacturing for boosting the Indian economy.
The event was also addressed by the Member of Parliament from Surat, Smt. Darshana Jardosh, who emphasised on the role of media in disseminating information about the various schemes launched by the government among the people. Apart from these dignitaries, the event was also addressed by Prakash Nanda, Editor-in-Chief, Uday India and Deepak Kumar Rath, Group Editor, Uday India.
Those who were felicitated at the event for their contributions in their respective fields are: J. P. Agarwal, Chairman Rachna Group of Companies, Viral Desai, Zenitex Pvt. Ltd., Major S. K. Sharma, Chairman Sisa Group, Mohit Shah, Chairman, Sadak Suraksha Committee, Dr. Hema Rout, SuvasChandra Gantayat and Mahendra Rout , among others. Vote of thanks was proposed by Suvas Chandra Gantayat.
By Nilabh Krishna from Surat