Surat Municipal Corporation is a local self government which has come into being under the Bombay Provincial Municipal Act, 1949. It carries out all the obligatory functions and discretionary functions entrusted by the BPMC Act,1949 with the following mission:

To make Surat a dynamic, vibrant, beautiful, self-reliant and sustainable city with all basic amenities, to provide a better quality of life

Surat Municipal Corporation perceives its role as the principal facilitator and provider of services as detailed below to provide a better quality of life :


  • Potable water supply
  • Underground sewage system in the whole city
  • All weather roads
  • Efficient and sustainable solid waste management
  • Health coverage to all, focused more on the poor
  • Primary education to the needy & Library facility to all
  • Up-gradation of the amenities in the existing slums and alternative accommodation
  • Clean, green and pollution free environment
  • Places of healthy entertainment and recreation
  • Fire Service
  • Efficient Urban Planning and Development


  • Industrial growth
  • Trade and commerce
  • Health services
  • Higher education and research
  • Cultural activities
  • Sports and games
  • Recreation and entertainment
  • Active peoples’ participation

SMC's commitment to achieve its mission and carry out the above listed functions successfully can be summarised as below:

  • Dedication to achieve excellence in providing civic amenities
  • Responsive, Modern, Simple, Accountable and Transparent Administration


Under the provision of the BPMC Act 1949 section-4, the powers have been vested in three distinct statutory authorities.

  1. General Board
  2. Standing Committee
  3. Municipal Commissioner
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