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Union Territories: Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Gk

The proposed legislation — The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill 2019 was introduced in the?

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy

Indian State And Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli ?

Governor/Administrator: Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
Area: 491 sq km
Capital: Silvassa
Population: 342853
Male Population: 193178
Female Population: 149675
Total Literacy(%): 77.65
Male Literacy(%): 86.46
Female Literacy(%): 65.93
Sex Ratio: 775
No of District: 1
Principal Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
Other Languages: Gujarati

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli History and Geography?

After prolonged skirmishes between the Portuguese and Marathas, on 17 December 1779, the Maratha Government assigned the aggregated revenue of Rs. 12,000 in a few villages of this territory to the Portuguese as compensation to ensure their friendship. The Portuguese ruled this territory until its liberation by the people on 2 August 1954. From 1954 till 1961 the territory functioned almost independently by what was known as ‘Tree Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration”. However, the territory was merged with the Indian Union on 11 August 1961 and since then is being administered by the Government of India as a Union Territory. After liberation of the territory from Portuguese rule, a Varishtha Panchayat was working as an advisory body of the Administration. This was dissolved in August 1989 and a Pradesh Council for Dadra and Nagar Haveli District Panchayat and 11 Village Panchayats were constituted as per constitutional amendments at All India level. The U.T. of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has an area of 491 sq km and it is surrounded by Gujarat and Maharashtra. It consists of two pockets, namely, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The nearest railway station is at Vapi which is 18 km from Silvassa.

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli Agriculture ?

Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a predominantly rural area with about 79 per cent tribal population. It has about 21,115 hectare under cultivation. Major crop is paddy (Kharif) while Nagli and hill millets are the other crops of the area. Among fruits Mango, Chiku, Banana, etc. are also produced. Forests cover 40 per cent of the total geographical area.
Sugarcane cultivation has also been taken up in a big way since the last few years. And efforts are afoot to adopt a multiple cropping system in assured irrigated areas. The organic farming scheme will shortly be implemented in Dudhani and Mandoni patelads. To this end, 60 Kisan Credit Cards have been issued.
The Wadi Development programme in the tribal area of both Dadra and Nagar Haveli is implemented by the N.G.O., B.A.I.F. with the financial allocation from NABARD; a total of 800 tribal and scheduled caste families will benefit.

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli Transport ?

The Union Territory depends heavily on Maharashtra and Gujarat road network as the territory can be accessed only after crossing these two States from Mumbai. At present road length is about 635 km out of which 570 km is surfaced. Almost all villages are connected with all-weather roads. The rail route from Mumbai to Ahmedabad links Vapi also. Mumbai is the nearest airport. Recently, the work of widening of roads in the Union Territory has been taken up to meet the requirement of increasing vehicular traffic.
To meet the need of rapid industrialisation, four-laning work has been taken up in Silvassa and adjoining areas, besides other spillover works. Converting of two-lane road to four-lane road for a length of 17.69 km has been completed. The Dadra — Tighra road is under progress and during 2007-08, another 5.70 kms length of road connecting Silvassa and Naroli was likely to be converted into a four-lane drive.

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli Festivals ?

Tarpa Dance Normally, all festivals of Hindus, Muslims and Christians are celebrated in the territory, while tribals celebrate their own festivals. Diwaso is celebrated by Dhodia and Varli tribes, and Raksha Bandhan is celebrated by Dhodia tribe. Other festivals include Bhawada amongst Varlist, Koli tribes and Khali Puja by all tribes after harvesting of crops and Gram Devi before harvesting of crops.

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli Tourism?

Tourism sector has been assigned high priority keeping in view the dense forest area and favourable climate.The prominent places of tourist interest are Tadekeshwar Shiva Mandir, Bindrabin, Deer Park at Khanvel, Vanganga lake and Island Garden, Dadra, and Vanvihar Udhyan Mini Zoo, Bal Udhyan, Tribal Museum and Hirvavan Garden at Silvassa. The development of water sports at Dudhani has been completed. The construction of an Amphitheatre close to Yatri Niwas, Silvassa is under progress. To encourage tourism activities, some traditional and modern cultural activities like celebration of Tarpa Festival, Kite festival, World Tourism day, etc., are organised every year.

Union Territory – Dadra And Nagar Haveli INDUSTRY ?

Prior to 1965-66 there was no industry in the Union Territory. There were a few traditional craftsmen who used to make pots, leather items, viz., chappals, shoes and some other items of bamboo. Industrial development started on a low-key during 1967-68 with the establishment of an industrial estate under the cooperative sector by Dan Udyog Sahakari Sangh Ltd. Thereafter, three Government Industrial Estates have been developed at Silvassa, Masat and Khadoli in the U.T. With the inception of the economic liberalization policy, a real boost in industrial development was seen. There are 1863 small sector industrial units and 430 MSI/LSI units functioning in the U.T. providing gainful employment to over 46,000 people.

Indian State And Union Territory – Daman And Diu?

Governor/Administrator: Shri Praful Patel (Administrator)
Area: 112 sq. km sq. km
Capital: Daman
Population: 242911
Male Population: 150100
Female Population: 92811
Total Literacy(%): 87.07
Male Literacy(%): 91.48
Female Literacy(%): 79.59
Sex Ratio: 618
No of District: 2
Principal Languages: Gujarati
Other Languages: Gujarati

Daman and Diu along with Goa was a colony held by the Portuguese even after Independence. In 1961, it was made an integral part of India. After Goa was conferred with statehood, on 30 May 1987, Daman and Diu was made a separate Union Territory. Daman lies about 193 km away from Mumbai. It is bounded on the east by Gujarat, on the west by the Arabian Sea, on the north by the Kolak river and on the south by Kalai river. The neighbouring district of Daman is Valsad in Gujarat. Diu is an island connected by two bridges. The neighbouring district of Diu is Junagadh of Gujarat.

Indian State And Union Territory – Daman And Diu Agriculture and Irrigation ?

Total irrigated area is 393.93 ha. and un-irrigated area is 3304.73 hectare as per the Agricultural Census 2000-01. In 2000-01 the net area under cultivation was 3375.65 ha. Important field and garden crops are paddy, ragi, bajra, jowar, groundnut, pulses and beans, wheat, banana, sapota, mango, chickoo, coconut and sugarcane. There are no major forests in the territory.

Indian State And Union Territory – Daman And Diu TRANSPORT?

Roads: The total length of roads in Daman and Diu are 191 km and 78 km respectively.
Railways: There is no railway link with Daman and Diu. The Nearest railway station from Daman is Vapi on western railway on Mumbai-Delhi route. The nearest railway station from Diu is Delvada on metre-gauge.
Aviation : There are airports both in Daman and Diu. Diu is connected by air and there is regular air service from Mumbai to Diu.

Indian State And Union Territory – Daman And Diu Tourist Centres ?

Important tourist places in Daman are as under : Bom Jesus Church, Our Lady of Sea Church; Our Lady of Remedios Church; Forts of Moti Daman and Nani Daman; Jampore and Devka Beaches; Public Garden at Nani Daman and Moti Daman Jetty, Pargola Garden, Moti Daman; Amusement Park, Devka; Damanganga Tourist Complex, Kachigam; Satya Sagar Udyan; Mirasol Garden; Mirasol Water Park.
In Diu, St. Paul’s Church; Diu Fort and Panikota Fort; Nagoa and Chakratirth and Children’s park at Ghoghla and Summer House.

Indian State And Union Territory – Daman And Diu Industry and Power ?

There are 2930 small-scale and medium-scale industries in Daman and Diu. Two industrial areas have been developed by Omnibus Industrial Development Corporation at Daman. The other industrial areas are Dabhel, Bhimpore, Kachigam and Kadaiya.
All villages have been electrified. Daman and Diu have got adequate power allocation from Central sector power stations in western region.

When was Dadar and Nagar Haveli established?

11 August 1961.

What is the capital of Dadar and Nagar Haveli?

Silvassa.

The largest city of Dadar and Nagar Haveli?

Silvassa.

Who is the Administrator of Dadar and Nagar Haveli?

Praful Khoda Patel.

What is the official language of Dadar and Nagar Haveli?

Gujarati,Hindi,Marathi.

Dadar and Nagar Haveli Total Area of the State?

491 km2 (190 sq mi).

Dadar and Nagar Haveli Area Rank of the state?

32nd.

Dadar and Nagar Haveli Number of Districts?

1

Dadar and Nagar Haveli The density of the state?

700/km2 (1,800/sq mi).

Dadar and Nagar Haveli Major religions of the state?

Hinduism, Christianity.

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