Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Presence of more than 3,200 industrial units
Located on the foothills of Western Ghats, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is surrounded by Gujarat in the north and east and Maharashtra in the south and west. Around 40% of the total geographical area of the UT is covered with forests, and the major river Daman Ganga and its tributaries flowing through the UT drain into Arabian sea at Daman. There are four government and 45 private industrial estates present in the UT. With 70% of country's current textile value being created in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the UT is regarded as a textile hub of India.
Silvassa, the capital city of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, is a major industrial hub with textiles, plastics, FMCG, chemicals and other industries. The city is known for its lush-green surroundings and natural beauty with a multitude of tourist spots, including the famous Swaminarayan Temple on the banks of river Daman Ganga.
Key upcoming projects include:
- Smart Cities Mission, for which Silvassa is the city identified in Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Plastic-based industries contribute 28% to the total industrial output of the UT
- India's yarn capital, with 40% share in country's total texturised yarn output
- With more than 53% area under forest cover and variety of flora and fauna, Silvassa offers an ideal spot for eco-tourism
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Per capita income at the constant prices for Dadra and Nagar Haveli stood at USD 4,217 in 2012-13.
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