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Surat is a city situated on the western piece of India in the territory of Gujarat. It is a standout amongst the most powerful city of India with one of the quickest development rate because of movement from different piece of Gujarat and different conditions of India.
Surat is one of the cleanest city of India and is additionally known by a few different names like 'THE SILK CITY', 'THE DIAMOND CITY', 'THE GREEN CITY', and so forth. It has the most lively present and a similarly shifted legacy of the past. It is where the British first land in India. The Dutch and the Portuguese likewise settled there business focuses in Surat, the remainders of which are as yet safeguarded in the cutting edge Surat. In past this was a sublime port with boats of in excess of 84 nations secured in its harbor whenever.
Still today, Surat proceeds with indistinguishable convention from individuals from all around the nation rush in for business and occupations. Surat has for all intents and purposes zero percent joblessness rate and occupations are simpler to arrive because of quick improvement of different enterprises in and around Surat City.
The city of Surat has glorious history that dates back to 300 BC. The origin of the city can be traced to the old Hindu town of Suryapur during 1500 – 1520 A.D., which was later colonised by the Brigus or the King from Sauvira on the banks of River Tapi. In 1759, The British rulers took its control from the Mughals till the beginning of the 20th century. The city is located on the River Tapi and has about 6 km long coastal belt along the Arabian Sea. Due to these reasons, the city emerged as an important trade centre and enjoyed prosperity through sea trade in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Surat became the most important trade link between India and many other countries and was at the height of prosperity till the rise of Bombay port in the 17th and 18th centuries. Surat was also a flourishing centre for ship building activities. The whole coast of Tapi from Athwalines to Dumas was specially meant for ship builders who were usually Rassis. After the rise of the port at Bombay, Surat faced a severe blow and its ship building industry also declined. During the post-independence period, Surat has experienced considerable growth in industrial activities (especially textiles) along with trading activities. Concentration of these activities combined with residential developments has resulted in considerable expansion of the city limits.
1612 The British established the KOTHI a centre for trade and commerce.
1614 Sir Tomas Row visited Surat and obtained the rights for trade for the East India Company by meeting Badsah Jahangir.
1664 Chhatrapati Shivaji invaded Surat for the first time.
1800 The Britishers subjugated the entire Surat during the rule of Nasiruddin.
1825 The Dutch people came to Surat.
1826 The Government started Gujarati Schools in the City.
1842 The First English School started in the City.
1847 The Portuguese closed their Centres for Trade (KOTHIS) in Surat.
1850 The Government enacted an Act for the development of the city, according to which, the Govt. was empowered to open a Department related to Municipality, on the request of the eminent citizens to effectuate the said Act. The Govt. appointed a committee called 'The Municipal Committee', which consisted of its officers and the eminent citizens to run the said Department. And a provision was made in the Act to administer the city Municipality.
1850 Surat Literary Society established its first Printing Press.
1850 The Andrews Library opened on 1 -7-1850.
1852 The Municipality came into existence, legally, and its first meeting was held on 15-8-1852.
1852 The First School for Girls established in the city under the name of 'Raichand Deepchand Primary School for Girls' in Gopipura.
1855 The Primary School administration assigned to the Municipality.
1857 Beginning of Telegraph Communication.
1860 Erection of Surat Railway Station.
1863 'Surat-Mitra', a local newspaper started by Dinshah Ardeshar Taliyarkhan, which was re-named as 'Gujarat-Mitra' on 11-9-1864.
1865 A survey of the city was conducted. The road connecting Chowk Bazar and Station was constructed.
1867 Municipality's Office was shifted to its existing building.
1870 A Clock Tower was erected on the Station Road. A bridge along with sluice gate was constructed over Makkai Pool for Protection against floods.
1870 Rani Baug (presently - Gandhibaug) inaugurated by the Municipality.
1871 Registration of death and birth was introduced by the Municipality.
1877 Inauguration of Hope Pool.
1883-84 Saturday Bazar commenced in Killa Maidan. Election procedure was introduced for the first time in the Municipality and hence 12 members from 12 wards were elected.
1890 Winchester Museum was kept open on 1.2.1890 for general public.
1898 Water supply began through Municipal Water Works (1 -1 -1898).
1898-99 Water taps were connected in the city.
1899 Varachha Water Works entrusted to the Municipality.
1901 New Act of Municipality came into force.
1909 (1) The strength of elected members was raised by 2/3 of total strength.
(2) The Chief Officer was appointed as the administrator of the Municipality.
1920 Free & compulsory education was introduced in the City from 1st April 1920.
1921 Mahatma Gandhiji was awarded a letter of Honour on 19th April 1921
1925 Shri Vallabhbhai Patel (Celebrated as 'Sardar' after Bardoli Satyagrah in 1928) was awarded a letter of Honour on 24th October 1925.
1934 An act related to Adulteration was promulgated in the city from 1st March 1934.
1936 Vegetable Market constructed at Baranpuri Bhagal.
1939 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel unveiled the Oil-painting of Mahatma Gandhi in the Municipal Hall on 6th January 1939.
1944 The Municipality resolved that as long as the British Govt. is not prepared to make India free and continue its policy of repression the Municipal function be stopped (13-4-1944).
1946 The Mu