Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) is one of the best Planned Corporation in state
of Gujarat. Due to fast industrial development & better job prospects every year,
thousands of people are migrated from all over the country. Due to this migration
slums are developed every year on outskirt of the city. SMC planning to make the
city zero slum in forth coming years. For that slum rehabilitation policy is prepared
by SMC. Seven DPRs for construction of approx 42156 flats worth Rs. 560.41 Crores
for relocation of slum dwellers are sanctioned under scheme of JnNURM-BSUP by Government
To check the new slum dwellers for getting benefits of these relocation schemes
and as per guideline of JnNURM-BSUP, it is necessary to carry out the biometrics
survey of the slum dwellers of the city.
Approximately 5 lacs people are living in approx. 1 lacs kachcha / Pucca huts. The
slums or part of the slums which are affected by river / Khadi floods, or slums
on roads / reservations are to be relocated in 1st phase. So approx 30,000 slum
households are to be surveyed in 1st phase & another 70000 households are to be
surveyed in 2nd phase.
For carrying out biometric survey of the slum dwellers of the Surat city. EOI are
invited by EOI notice no. AC/SUC/01/2006-07. In the response of the notice five
agencies have sent their interest. A presentation was made on Dt. 23-03-2007. After
studying presentation and opinion of officers SMC a Term of Reference (TOR) including
Scope of works and format of survey, smart card and other details, terms & condition
and format for letter of offer is sent to all five agencies who have shown their
interest for this work.
After due consideration, the work of biometric survey is awarded to Smart Chip Ltd.,
New Delhi. The work order is issued to the company on Dt. 20-07-2007.
The biometric survey is under progress in various slum areas within city. The survey
is carried out in phase viz. (i) Household survey which covers the family details
like name of head of family, income, occupation, education qualifications, name
of family members with socio-economic details etc. (ii) Location photograph of the
dwelling unit with at least one family member & (iii) Enrollment which covers with
computerized photographs of all family members with thumb impression.
Up to 1st April 2009, total 404 slums with 1,33,446 household survey & 1,15,460
household enrollment survey are completed.