Beginning from 2009 ,Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has won 13 awards till now in different categories of best city and best performing city, most inclusive approach, national energy conservation, urban water supply, excellence in governance, urban poverty alleviation programme, financial reporting and best accounting methods.
Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) added yet another feather to its cap by bagging an award for energy efficiency at the an international conference on Chennai. Chennai had hosted "Municipalika", the 10th international conference on good urban governance for safe, healthy, green and smart cities in conjuncture with 10 international exhibitions on city infrastructure and sustainable urban development at Chennai Trade Center.
Surat has been focusing on energy efficiency by conducting energy audits, producing power from garbage and solid waste.
The city is the first to set up it's own wind mills to generate electricity and SMC is also working on to become a solar city of the country by setting up solar plants on its structures like science center and office buildings.