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SURAT COVID19 RELIEF MEASURES BY SMC & NGOs

WHO DECLARES COVID-19 AS GLOBAL PANDEMIC

SMC officials and various teams from all departments are working on war front in response to COVID 19 global pandemic. Along with the help from local NGOs and seva santhas, SMC has taken up round the clock relief measures to provide shelter to the homeless and needy, along with food for the hungry and Low Income Groups(LIG). Distribution of various food kits and necessary essentials were done at various SMC schools which are transformed into Help Care Centres.

21 DAYS LOCKDOWN IN INDIA

Novel coronavirus lead COVID-19 disease has been declared as global pandemic by WHO. In response to curb the spread of this disease, worldwide countries have restricted movement of citizens and undergone lockdown as per the severity and emergency situations. India has announced 21 days lockdown to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Due to lockdown situation, most of the low income group and daily wagers are the most impacted. To take of them as well as homeless in this condition government of Gujarat along with the central goverment guidelines has arranged for various relief camps and food distribution centres.

RELIEF CENTRES IN SURAT BY SMC & NGOs

Surat Municipal Corporation has taken up this task at war-front like alertness with use of technology and innovative ideas to respond this crisis. SMC has transformed various SMC schools into relief camps and food kit distribution centres. In regards to this SMC has set up 20 Relief Centres all over the city including 5 in Varachha-A Zone, 1 in Varachha-B Zone, 7 in Central Zone, 2 in Katargam Zone, 1 in Limbayat Zone, 1 in Rander Zone, 2 in Udhna Zone and 1 in Athwa Zone.

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Needy people will be provided food along with shelter in this relief centres. Guidelines related to social distance to avoid spread of infection are also shared with inmates. As of 3rd April 2020 around 5700 people have been provided shelter in this camps.

DISTRIBUTION OF KITS AT RELIEF CENTRES

JHANGIRBAD, RANDER

UGAT ZHOPADPATI

ADAJAN GAM ZHUPADPATI

KHATODRA SCHOOL # 45

PARVAT GAAM, SCHOOL 304

VIRAM NAGAR, SCHOOL 178

MAGOB SCHOOL 302, PARVAT PATIYA

KRISHNA NAGAR , SCHOOL 98

RAMDEV NAGAR

REIN PATEL NAGAR

SUMAN SCHOOL 5, NILGIRI CIRCLE

KRISHNA NAGAR, KAPODRA

PANDURANGA KONKOJE SCHOOL, AMROLI

HALPATAVIS, DAMAN FALIYU

MOHAN NI CHAL

BHIM NAGAR

NEHRU NAGAR

EAST ZONE SCHOOL #136 / 143

SPINNING MILL, SCHOOL 251

KHODIYAR NAGAR, BHATAR

DONATIONS

INDIA

Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance & Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund has been announced for donation related to COVID-19 pandemic response.

SURAT

SMC has distributed official bank account details for donations from dignitaries and public.

DO YOUR BIT

  • Stay At Home. Practice Social Distancing. Go out only if necessary.
  • Eat healthy and reduce waste. Cook what you can eat.
  • Help those in need in whichever way you can by maintaining social distancing or using electronic media.
  • Don’t over stock any essentials. Supply will be maintained, as seen.
  • Stay in touch with your loved ones via calls / video calls. Share love and care.
  • Stay away from rumors. Watch your favourite shows & movies.
  • Do light exercises at home. Do Yoga or Meditation for better experience.

APPRECIATION

SMC Officials are working across the clock with vigilance, alertness and timely updates to citizens. All the teams involved in this work from SMC, Police Force, NGOs, Tracking Team, Healthcare, Cleanliness, Sanitization, Emergency Squads and all the workforce involved directly and indirectly, deserve an appreciation for keeping Surat Safe in this difficult situation. Surat stands strong as always. Share your appreciation in comments below or on social media. #ThankyouSMC #ThankyouSuratPolice


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ISS Spotting in Surat – December 2019

Location: Surat, India

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Dec 11, 2019 through Friday Dec 27, 2019

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Date: Wed Dec 11, 7:09 PM Visible: 3 min Max Height: 40° Appears: 12° above NNW Disappears: 40° above NE
Date: Thu Dec 12, 6:21 PM Visible: 5 min Max Height: 20° Appears: 10° above N Disappears: 10° above E
Date: Thu Dec 12, 8:00 PM Visible: 1 min Max Height: 17° Appears: 17° above WSW Disappears: 16° above SW
Date: Fri Dec 13, 7:09 PM Visible: 6 min Max Height: 38° Appears: 10° above WNW Disappears: 11° above SSE
Date: Sat Dec 14, 6:20 PM Visible: 6 min Max Height: 86° Appears: 11° above NW Disappears: 10° above SE
Date: Mon Dec 16, 6:24 PM Visible: 1 min Max Height: 16° Appears: 16° above SSW Disappears: 11° above S
Date: Thu Dec 19, 6:06 AM Visible: < 1 min Max Height: 13° Appears: 11° above SSE Disappears: 13° above SSE
Date: Sat Dec 21, 6:04 AM Visible: 6 min Max Height: 75° Appears: 10° above SW Disappears: 11° above NE
Date: Sun Dec 22, 5:18 AM Visible: 3 min Max Height: 30° Appears: 30° above SE Disappears: 11° above ENE
Date: Mon Dec 23, 6:08 AM Visible: 2 min Max Height: 20° Appears: 20° above NNW Disappears: 11° above N

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 and began commercial electricity production a few months later on 6 May 1993. KAPS-2 went critical on 8 January 1995 and began commercial production on 1 September 1995.

KAPS-2 was shut down after a coolant channel leak in July 2015 and a similar issue forced the shutdown of KAPS-1 in March 2016. After a replacement of coolant channels and feeder tubes, KAPS-2 attained criticality in September 2018. Maintenance on KAPS-1 was scheduled to be completed by March 2019.

2 Units of 700MW each are under construction at this location.

Nuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. As of March 2018, India has 22 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having a total installed capacity of 6,780 MW

Nuclear Power Plants in India – Map
Image Source: Wikipedia

Vital Contribution from Surat in Chandrayaan-2 mission by ISRO

SURAT: When India becomes the fourth country in the world to soft land its Vikram lander and Pragyan rover on the lunar surface as part of its Chandrayaan-2 mission and conduct experiments on moon’s south polar region, a tiny component made in the Diamond City may have played a big role in this Indian Space Research Organisation’s achievement.

A private company located at Pandesara GIDC has made a protective ceramic (fire proof) component, which ISRO scientists call ‘Squib’. A part of the system of the rocket, it will protect wires and electrical apparatus from 2,500 degrees Celsius to 3,000 degrees Celsius temperature. Squib is a result of a quarter century of hard work of a local industrialist and scientists.

In the past, it was being imported by ISRO. The company was approached by ISRO scientists to take up the challenge in 1992. It manufactured the squib and supplied to ISRO in 1995.

The company’s managing director Nimesh Bachkaniwala told TOI, “It is a proud feeling as an Indian and also Gujarati. We have been supplying the fire proof ceramic component to ISRO for the past 25 years. Earlier, ISRO was importing this particular component, but when they saw our product they were satisfied with it.”

Bachkaniwala said foreign countries had stopped supplying this vital part for Indian space missions in 1992, which opened the door for us to manufacture the same for the rockets. Now, it is 25 years that the fire proof component of our company is being used for all the space missions of ISRO and even missile programmes of the country.

Bachkaniwala said, “We supply up to 6,000 components for a particular mission. It depends on the order given by ISRO. Since this is a classified information, I had to take permission from ISRO to share details with the media. Even my wife didn’t know that we were manufacturing such a component for ISRO until recently.

Bachkaniwala family was into textile machine manufacturing before Nimesh Bachkaniwala decided to diversify into ceramics sector.


Source : Times Of India

SMC SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS – SURAT

TREATMENT PLANTCAPACITY
[ MLD ]
Anjana Sewage Treatment Plant82.5
Bhesan Sewage Treatment Plant100
Bhatar Sewage Treatment Plant120
Karanj Sewage Treatment Plant100
Singanpore Sewage Treatment Plant100
Bamroli-Vadod Sewage Treatment Plant100
Asarma Sewage Treatment Plant15
Khajod Sewage Treatment Plant25
Variav-Kosad Sewage Treatment Plant84

MLD – Million Litres per Day (MegaLitres per Day)

Sewage Treatment Plant by Surat Municipal Corporation ©Surat Smart City