Power : Rural Electrification:
All the villages are electried. The availability of adequate and regular power supply is a pre- requisite for economic development of the territory. There is no power generation in this territory. So it is purchasing in bulk from N.T.P.C Ltd. and Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd. through 66 kV line for Dadra and remaining part of the territory through 66 kV. Sub -Station with total transformation capacity of 397 MVA at Khadoli, Amli, Masat, Kharadpada, Rakholi and Silli Industrial Estate. There is one 220/66 KV Sub-station at Kharadpada with installed capacity of 300MVA. The Department has proposed for establishment of 220/66 KV, 2X160 MVA sun station at Khadoli and establishment of 1000MW Imported Coal based thermal power plant in the coastal area of Dist. Navsari(Gujarat State) for the use of Union Territory of Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nager Haveli. The Department has proposed for establishment of 66/11 KV sub-stations at Vaghdhara, Piparia, Athal, Kala, Velugam, Silli-Kuvapada and Chinchpada and 220/66 KV sub-stations at Vaghchhipa and Sayli. Moreover, M/s Power Grid Corporation India Ltd. Has also taken up the work of establishment of 400 KV Sub-Station at Kala village under regional scheme of Western Region.

Roads and Communications:
This Union Territory has no railway station. Silvassa, the head quarter of the administration is situated at a distance of about 17 Kms. from Vapi, the nearest Railway Station on the Western Railway. The National Higway No.8, Bombay-Ahmadabad-Delhi, is about 12-15 kms. From Silvassa. The total length of road in the U.T. is 721.71 kms. All villages have been connected by roads. Looking to the progress in industrialization of the U.T of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the roads between Silvassa to Rakholi, Silvassa to Naroli and Silvassa to Piparia have been widened to make them four lane and road divider has been provided on this four lane divider.

Post & Telegraph:
All the 71 villages of territory are covered under the postal service by 3 Sub-post and 34 Branch post -offices. There are Nine Telephone exchange offices. There are Seventeen wireless stations and nine electronic telephone exchange in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

The literacy rate of the U.T. of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 77.65%. There are 292 Government and 34 Private Primary, Middle Schools and Higher Secondary Schools in the territory. One Private Arts, Commerce & Science College is established with affiliation to Pune University. The first academic year is started from 2006-2007. The Department of higher education has opened a Government Arts and Commerce College and its academic session has started from 18th July, 2011.


The District does not have its own power generating capacity. Electricity are purchased in bulk from NTPC Super Thermal Power Stations at Corba and Vindhyanchal and Gujarat Electricity Board. There is 1 Sub Station of 220/66 KVA supply at Magarwada and 6 Sub stations of 66/11 KV with installed capacity of 567 MVA lines provide electricity to the entire District, including all 21 villages.

At villages in Daman are well connected by motor able roads. The total surfaced road length in Daman is 191 kms. The National Highway No.8 from Ahmedabad to Bombay by passes Daman at a distance of about 7 kms. The nearest railhead from Daman is Vapi on the Western Railway, at a distance of 12 kms. Long Distance trains on Bombay –Gandhidham and Bombay Delhi routes have a scheduled stoppage at Vapi. The Air Services between Bombay and Bhavnagar, via Daman which was operated by Vayudoot and Damania Airways has been suspended and Daman Airport converted into the Indian Coastguards Air Station. Incidentally the Indian Coastguards have a major establishment at Daman.

There is automatic BSNL Telephone Exchange in Daman. Other operators like TATA and Reliance are operating in the communication area. They are offering services like STD, FAX, E-Mail and Internet Facilities and Cellular Operations.

There are no regulated wholesale markets in Daman. There are three general Municipal Market comprising of numerous retail outlets selling commodities / articles for routine consumption. Besides the Municipal Market there are number of retail traders for consumable items and other commodities.

There are Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACCs) existing in almost all the villages. A large Area Multi – Purpose Society (LAMPS) also exists for tribal.

There are 14 schedule commercial Banks (PSB) with 18 branches and 1 State Co-operative Bank having 5 branches and 1 urban cooperative Bank with 1 branch and 7 Private Sector Bank with 9 branches. Total 33 bank branches are catering banking needs of the territory