Dadra & Nagar Haveli

State Profile


The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is situated on the western coast of India between the parallels of 20o and 20o25' of latitude north and between the meridian 72o50' and 73o15' of longitude. The territory is surrounded on the west, north and east by Valsad district of Gujarat and in the south, and south east by Thana and Nasik districts of Maharashtra.

The district has a hilly terrain specially towards the north-east where it is surrounded by the ranges of Sahyadri mountains (western ghats). The central region of the land is almost plain and the soil is rich and fertile.

The terrain is intersected by the river Daman-Ganga and its three tributaries. The river rises in the ghat 64 km from the coast and discharges itself in the Arabian Sea at the port of Daman.


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 on 2 August 1954. Subsequently the administration was carried on for some time by an administrator. The territory was merged with the Indian Union on 11 August 1961 as a Union Territory. Since liberation of the territory from Portuguese rule a Varishtha Panchayat was working as an advisory body of the administration, which was, however, dissolved in August 1989 and Pradesh Council for Dadra and Nagar Haveli was announced. Subsequently Dadra and Nagar Haveli District Panchayat and 11 village Panchayats were constituted as per Constitutional amendments at all India level.

The UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli has an area of 491 sq. km. and a population of 0.34 million. There is 1 district, 1 block and 70 villages. The UT has population density of 449 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 59.22% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the UT continues to grow at a much faster rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is NA. The Infant Mortality Rate is 35 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is NA (SRS 2007 - 2009). The Sex Ratio in the State is 775 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Dadra & Nagar Haveli State as compared to India figures

IndicatorsD&N HaveliIndia
Total population (Census 2011) (In crore) 0.03 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 55.50 17.64
Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2013) 25.5 21.4
Crude Death Rate (SRS 2013) 4.4 7
Natural growth rate (SRS 2013) 21.1 14.4
Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2013) 31 40
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2010-12) NA 178
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2012) NA 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 775 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 924 914
Schedule Caste population (In crore) (Census 2001) 0.0004 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (In crore) (Census 2001) 0.01 8.4
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 77.65 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 86.46 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 65.93 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 54 50 4
Primary Health Centre 8 6 2
Community Health Centre 2 1 1
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 56 81 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 50 9 41
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 6 1 5
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 6 0 6
Doctor at PHCs 6 6 0
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 1 0 1
Pediatricians at CHCs 1 0 1
Total specialists at CHCs 4 0 4
Radiographers at CHCs 1 1 0
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 7 8 *
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 7 9 *
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 13 30 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2011, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)



List and Addresses of State Officials

Development Commissioner & Secretary Health
Shri Shandeep kumar
Development Commissioner &
Secretary Health & Family Welfare ,
Daman & Diu Administration,
Secretariate Motidaman- 396220.
Daman & Diu
Tele office : 0260-2632126
Fax No : 0260-2645466
Mob : 9825678400
E-mail :
Mission Director
Shri Gaurav Singh Rajawat 
Mission Director (NRHM)
Office of  Collector Secretariat,Secretariat, 
Silvassa -396230,
Dadar & Nagar Haveli
Tele Fax : 0260-2642721,2642787 
Mob :  09427657720
Email :
Director in Chief / Director Health Service
Dr. V.K. Das
Directorate of Health Services, 
Medical and Public Health Department,
Shri VVCH Campus  Dadra and Nagar Haveli,Silvassa – 396230, 
Dadar & Nagar Haveli
Tele Off :  0260-2642061
Fax :  0260-2642961
Mob.: 9904405701

Regional Evaluation Team Report

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