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General information

Daman is situated on the west coast of India bordered by the Arabian Sea. Daman is situated at 20-22'-00" to 20-27'-25" latitude north of equator and between meridian 72-49'-42" to 72-54'-43" longitude. An important locational advantage of Daman is its close proximity to Bombay and that it is just 13 kms away from the nearest rail road, Vapi. Geographical area of Daman is 72 square kms.

Advantage Daman and Diu

  • Fast developing beautiful belt: The Union Territory (UT) of Daman and Diu is fast developing into a modern and beautiful belt for industry and tourism. Besides being ideally located and well connected, the UT offers entrepreneurs and industrialists excellent incentives and motivation to set up their base here.
  • Well connected by Rail, Road and Air: Daman is situated on the southern border of Gujarat state just off N.H. 8 and is about 193 kms from Bombay and 11 Kms from Vapi- the nearest railway station on the western railway. Diu is on the Saurashtra Coast, about 90 kms south of Veraval and 200 Kms from Rajkot. Diu is also connected by air from Bombay.
  • Investor friendly investment incentive package
  • Excellent communication network
  • Peaceful and harmonious labour climate

Economic Infrastructure


The total length of roads in Daman and Diu are 191 km and 78 km respectively. Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway No. 8 connects Daman via Vapi. Some prominent distances are Mumbai - 193 Kms, Ahmedabad - 367 Kms, Panaji (Goa) via Mumbai - 787 Kms


Nearest railhead is Vapi just about 12 Kms. Vapi is on the main railway line between Delhi and Mumbai. All major Express/Mail and Local trains stoppage are accessible at Vapi. Other nearby railway head is Valsad Junction, just about 35 Kms.


Diu has one airport at Nagoa which provides Diu-Mumbai daily flights by Jet Airways. Nearest Airport is Mumbai. Domestic and International flights are available.


The installed capacity of power utilities in Daman and Diu as on 31st January 2007 stood at

Sector Hydro
RES Nuclear Grand Total
    Coal Gas Diesel Total      
State 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Private 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Central 0.00 9.54 4.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.98 15.65
Sub-Total 0.00 9.54 4.13 0.00 13.67 0.00 1.98 15.65


Social Infrastructure


All facilities with well equipped Government and privately owned clinics and hospitals are available.


Well-established educational facilities such as English medium schools as well as technical institutions like Polytechnics, ITI & TTI are available.

Institutional Framework and Investment Opportunities

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation (OIDC)

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation is a multi-purpose organization performing diverse activities such as promoting housing, industrial estates, tourism, liquor, branded computers and providing raw material to the industrial units in the twin Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Recently OIDC has been declared as Infrastructure Development Corporation also and the administration has entrusted all the big infrastructure projects to OIDC.

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation is at hand to provide all the help and information that an investor may need. OIDC has been incorporated by the Government of India specifically to aid, assist, finance, promote, expedite and accelerate the economic development of these UTs in various areas covering industries, fisheries, mining, tourism, agro-industries, communication, transport, housing and related activities.

To facilitate planned industrial development in Daman and Diu, OIDC has developed two model industrial estates equipped with the following:

  • Infrastructure facilities:
  • Wide well lit roads
  • Drainage system
  • Adequate vehicle parking facilities
  • Adequate drinking water supply
  • Green open spaces

Further, in order to boost the tourism activity in Daman and Diu. Diu has been declared as a special tourism area as it is endowed with beautiful beaches, churches, forts and cultural heritage.

It has been realized that Diu has the potential to be an up market tourism destination and hence OIDC has gone a long way to contribute towards tourism infrastructure at Diu.

Tourism Industry

With an area of 38.8 sq. km., and a coastline of 21 km, the island of Diu is separated from the coast by a narrow channel on the north. Of the two tiny mainland enclaves, Ghoghla is the entry point to Diu if you arrive through Una, a town in Saurashtra.

The historical Portuguese Fort, imposing churches, the golden sand beaches, blue sea waters, latest water sports, clean environment and friendly local population make Diu a perfect getaway for all seasons. It has excellent all weather road links with Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Vadodara.

In order to boost the tourism activity in Daman and Diu, OIDC has taken up many ambitious projects

  • Diu has been declared as a special tourism area because of its beautiful beaches, churches, forts and cultural heritage.
  • Realising the potential of this Union Territory as an up market tourism destination, OIDC has strived hard to contribute towards tourism infrastructure at Diu. Due to its strategic location and scenic beauty, several tourist destinations have been developed in Diu.
  • Pelican Resort at Jallandhar Beach and land for Indian Style Health Resort at Nagoa Beach has been leased out to the private entrepreneurs.

Useful Web Links

Government of Daman and Diu

Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation

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