Surat is one of World’s & India’s fastest growing cities. Surat is at the heart of India’s thriving diamond-polishing industry, which in 2005 cut 92% of the world’s diamond pieces and earned India $80,00,000 in exports. Gujarati diamond cutters emigrating from East Africa established the industry in 1901 and by the 70s Surat-based diamond cutters began exporting stones to the US for the first time. Though a majority of polishing work takes place on small weight stones, Surat‘s workshops have set their eyes on the lucrative market for finishing larger, pricier stones in the future. It is a major production centre for synthetic textiles in India.