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Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory on the west coast of India to the north of the city of Mumbai. It is richly endowed with nature's bounty. It is a land of spell-binding beauty and houses lush green forests, winding rivers, unimaginable waterfronts and distant dotting mountain ranges. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located on the western side of the foot hills of western ghats and has an undulating terrain. Forty percent of the total geographical area of 491 sq. kms is covered with forests and thus offers it a look of woodland. The Union Territory has a population of 2.20 lakh as per the 2001 census, out of which, tribals form a major chunk of 62 percent.

Advantage Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  • Locational Advantage
  • Very good network of electricity
  • Lower power tariffs
  • Low taxes

Economic Infrastructure


The total length of roads in the territory is 580 km of which 545.45 is surfaced road. 70 out of 72 villages are connected by all weather roads. Four laning of the road to Silvassa from Athal, Piparia and Masat is under progress. The Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli is almost touching Mumbai - Baroda - Delhi National Highway No8 (Western Express Highway). Silvassa is about 14 Kms from Bhilad & 18 Kms from Vapi.


The nearest Railway station is Vapi on Western Railway All major Mail/Express trains are available at Vapi including August Kranti Rajdhani, Satabdi, Ahinsa, Karnavati etc.


The installed capacity of power utilities in Dadra and Nagar Haveli as on 31st January 2007 stood at:

Sector Coal Gas Nuclear


Central 11.04 26.61 1.98 39.63

Social Infrastructure


The status of educational institutes in Dadar and Nagar Haveli is as follows:

Two hundred and fifteen schools including middle, secondary and higher secondary schools, fifteen social welfare hostels, ten libraries, one ITI and one college.

Medical and Health

There is one civil hospital at Silvassa, one community health centre, three dispensaries, one mobile health dispensary and thirty-six sub centres.

Leading Sectors

Overall, the industrial scenario of the territory is being lead by:

  • Textile sector: The units in the textile sector are engaged in spinning and processing. Processing includes texturising, twisting, weaving and knitting activities.
  • Paper: The units in this sector are engaged in the manufacturing of corrugated paper boxes, sheets, rolls and paper tubes.
  • Tourism: In order to boost the tourism activity in the tourism sector, Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation (OIDC) has taken up many ambitious projects.
  • Agriculture: Agriculture is the major occupation of the people of the region with paddy rice and millet being the most important crops being cultivated.
  • Plastics: Main activity is injection and blow moulded articles, includes industrial as well domestic household products, furniture etc.

Some of the leading companies operating in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Lubricating oil sector Textile
Gulf Oil India Ltd Silvassa Industries Ltd.
H.P. Welspun Industries Ltd.
Indian Oil Corporation J.B.F.Ltd
Tide Water Oil Co. Filatex
Cosmetics Metal/Engineering
H.L.L Ltd. Hindalco
Godrej Soaps Ltd Sterlite Optical Fibres
Plastics Air conditioners
Nilkamal Plastics Ltd. Voltas
National Plastics Industries Bluestar

Useful web links

Official Website of the Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation

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