The Surat Mandap Cloth Association (SMCA) is the only association of the tent textile industry in the country. Formation of SMCA was facilitated by our association President Shri Deo Kumar Sancheti. SMCA membership represents the entire tent textile products value chain from raw material to finished goods producers, event planners, suppliers and transporters. At present SMCA has over 100 members. The objective of the SMCA is to promote, support, develop and increase production & export of tent textile products to make India a power house of tent textiles in the days to come.
SMCA came into existence in 2017. In the short span of over four years of its existence, SMCA has undertaken a number of activities like organizing seminars, exhibitions both inter and intra city, supporting govt. schemes, organizing workshops, taking up the issues of tent textile units with committee members and resolved the same.
Given the fact that government policy have played a critical role in the advancement of tent textiles, SMCA is maintaining a close interaction with government of India in formulation of various policies focusing on removing the ambiguities in the system which are hampering the growth of the sector, helping bring in legislation which will help spur usage in India and recommending fiscal and non fiscal norms which would aid the industry to achieve its true potential. SMCA is dedicated to members success and aims to become the premier organization that represents and sets the tone for public policy for the Indian tent textiles industry by becoming ‘ITS SINGULAR VOICE’ and bringing together all the stakeholders of the sector under one roof.