INDIAN STATE :
DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI
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
Advantage Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Locational Advantage
- Very good network of electricity
- Lower power tariffs
- Low taxes
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
The installed capacity of power utilities in Dadra
and Nagar Haveli as on 31st January 2007 stood at:
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.
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
- 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
|Gulf Oil India Ltd
|Indian Oil Corporation
|Tide Water Oil Co.
|Godrej Soaps Ltd
Useful web links
Website of the Government of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Industrial Development Corporation