Surat will be the first city in Gujarat to generate electricity from waste if all goes well with its proposal for setting up a 600 tonne capacity waste to energy facility. This facility can generate 12 MW of power.
JNNURM has approved two projects of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC); one of these deals with slum redevelopment, whereas the second involves, upgradation of physical infrastructure at two of the already under operation projects.
The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has plans in the pipeline to produce electricity from waste water. The corporaton has been slated to be the first civic body to set up wind mills to produce electricity.
The Union Urban Development Ministry is to ask all State governments to follow the Surat’s Outer Ring Road Development (ORRD) model as it has impressed with the ORRD's revenue generation model, prepared by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).
Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is awaiting receipt of funds from the state government for various infrastructure projects announced by the civic body. The corporation has reportedly planned various infrastructure projects after the Gujarat government announced Rs 2,100 crore grant for the city under Chief Minister's Sadbhavana mission
The standing committee of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) cleared its Rs 3,714 crore budget for the year 2013-14. Initially, a draft budget of Rs 3,549 crore was presented by the municipal commissioner with an additional tax proposal of Rs 133.48 crore. However, the standing committee, comprising 12 BJP members, proposed tax cuts wort
Reports indicate that the Gujarat government has given preliminary approval for 27 town planning schemes in Surat and a final approval would be given soon. The others are in different stages of approval, reports indicate. Reports also indicate that the state government was slow in giving approval for the TP schemes in the city.