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Daman and Diu: Presence of more than 3,600 enterprises in retail trade

The Union Territory (UT) of Daman and Diu consists of two districts, namely Daman and Diu, situated on the western coast of India at about 700 km away from each other. There are more than 3,480 industrial units in the UT, around 89% of which lie in the micro and small-scale sector. Major industries present in the region are pharmaceuticals, plastics and texturizing units.

Daman is on the mainland near the southern portion of Gujarat, with Vapi being the nearest railway station on Western Railway line. The major river of the region, Daman Ganga river, divides the district into two separate parts. The river Bhagwan runs along the northern border of the district whereas the river Kalem runs along the southern border.

On the other hand, Diu is an island near Junagarh district in Gujarat, with Delwada being the nearest railway station. The district has 21 km of the coastal region and is straddled by Chasi river in the north, separating it from Junagadh and Amreli districts of Gujarat, and the Arabian sea on the remaining three sides.

Key upcoming projects include:

  •  Smart Cities Mission, for which Daman and Diu are the cities identified in Daman and Diu


  • Home to more than 1,200 plastic-based industries, making the UT a leading exporter of plastic items
  • Fish production worth more than USD 43 mn annually
  • Annual tourist arrivals of more than 2.8 mn, with an upcoming oceanarium and eco-resorts to promote eco-tourism

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  • GSDP (Current price)

    USD 1.8 bn (2012-13)

  • GSDP growth rate (YoY)


  • Per capita income (Constant price)

    USD 3,898 (2012-13)


Total population of Daman is about 190,000 and that of Diu is about 52,000.

Diu has one of the highest females/ 1000 males ratio in India of 1030.

  • 75%

    Urbanisation rate 

  • 618

    females/ 1000 males 

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