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Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Presentation and Economy Growth Report

Last updated on Aug, 31 2021

Economic Snapshot: GSDP of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu
Per capita Income of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu

 


Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, a union territory (UT) of India, is located in the western region. The UT shares borders with the Arabian Sea, Maharashtra and Gujarat. In January 2020, the government merged the two union territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu into one. The coastline in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu is 27 kms and the UT has 7 landing centres.

The UT has a strong presence in textile, plastic and marine product sectors. It is a leader in plasticisers and contributes to 28% of India’s plastic production in the form of aerospace, households, medical, green houses, defence and non-conventional energy. The Industrial Policy 2015 further aims to promote durable and quality products that can be recycled in the future.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu leads in integrated textile plants and polyester hub and accounts for 80% of India’s texturising yarn production.

In Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, about 1,500 trawlers and mechanised boats are engaged in fishing in the union territory. The marine catch comprises oil sardines, shrimps, Indian mackerel, Bombay duck, croakers, cephalopods, other sardines and threadfin breams. As there is a large scope of investment in packaging, processing, preservation and export of coastal fish in the union territory, the local administration is expected to provide better infrastructure facilities such as fishery harbour, preservation and processing infrastructure, and cold chain with insulation transport facilities

Following are some of the major initiatives to promote Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu as an investment destination:

  • As per the Union Budget 2021-22, the Ministry of Home Affairs allocated Rs. 139.78 crore (US$ 19.26 million) to carry out various schemes in the education sector and Rs. 238.07 crore (US$ 32.80 million) for various schemes related to roads and bridge to Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
  • The Industrial Policy 2018 (announced by the Union Territory Administration) lends a strong impetus for industrial growth and employment generation.
  • The proposed eight-lane Baroda-Mumbai expressway will pass through the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, thereby opening the UT to investments.
  • In December 2020, Hindalco Industries announced plans to set up 34,000 tonne aluminium extrusion plant worth Rs. 730 crore (US$ 99.28 million) at Silvassa.
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