Surat textile cluster (Gujarat)


One of the largest textile manufacturing clusters in India is located in Surat (Gujarat). The Surat cluster accounts for over 18% of the total manmade (synthetic) fibre exports and 40% of manmade fi bre production in the country. The products primarily comprise synthetic sarees & dress materials and cotton dress materials. There are about 400 textile processing units in the cluster, operating over 600,000 power looms and providing employment to around 12 lakh workers.

Products manufactured

Textile products like Synthetic sarees & dress materials and cotton dress materials

Number of MSMEs


Energy consumption


Main fuels

Coal, lignite, natural gas, electricity

Total energy consumption (toe)


Leading industry association(s)

South Gujarat Textile Processors Association

Cluster profile

Source: Data pertains to 2010-11, collected primarily under the BEE-SME program

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