Migratory Birds Seagulls visit Surat every winter

Seagulls visit Tapi River banks in Surat every year during winter in large numbers. They come in thousands and stay here for 3-4 months from November to February. This year as well they have come to taste Surti food for which they have become adapted and habituated for. It seems they keep coming to tasteContinue reading “Migratory Birds Seagulls visit Surat every winter”

Aabid Surti, painter, author, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter from India.

Aabid Surti is a painter, author, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter from India. He was given a National Award by the government of India in 1993 for one of his books. Abid Surti was born in a Gujarati Muslim family on 5 May 1935 at Vavera, near Rajula, Gujarat, India to Gulam-hussain and Sakina Begum.Continue reading “Aabid Surti, painter, author, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter from India.”

SMC plans roof-top solar implementation on BRTS Bus Stops

Surat: Roof-top solar power generating systems with 200KW capacity will be installed on 156 BRTS bus stops in the city. A private company into the business of solar power generation will install the system and maintain it for a period of 25 years. The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will purchase the power produced at concessionalContinue reading “SMC plans roof-top solar implementation on BRTS Bus Stops”

Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres (PHC)

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming. At a time when global warming is mounting with each passing day, Gujarat’s Surat district has switched to solarContinue reading “Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres (PHC)”

Surat goes Solar Power with 25 MW implementation

SURAT: Surat, which aims at becoming the first solar city of the country, will have 25MW of installed capacity of solar power by February 2019. It already has 15MW of installed capacity of solar power and tops the chart in the country. The city administration had received 4,500 applications from residents and commercial establishments in theContinue reading “Surat goes Solar Power with 25 MW implementation”

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station, Gujarat, India

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power station in India, which lies in the proximity of the city of Vyara. It is located 65km from Surat in the state of Gujarat. It consists of two 220 MW pressurised water reactor with heavy water as moderator (PHWR). KAPS-1 went critical on 3 September 1992 andContinue reading “Kakrapar Atomic Power Station, Gujarat, India”