Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory in western India. Nagar Haveli is wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat, whereas Dadra is an enclave lying a few kilometres north of Nagar Haveli in Gujarat. Its capital is Silvassa. The territory lies some ten to thirty kilometres up-river from the city of Daman.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) are in the watershed of the Daman Ganga River, which flows through the territory. The towns of Dadra and Silvassa lie on the north bank of the river. The Western Ghats range rises to the east, and the foothills of the range occupy the eastern portion of the district. The territory is landlocked, although the Arabian Sea coast lies just to the west in Gujarat.
Flora and fauna:
About 43% of the land is under forest cover. However, the reserved forest cover is about 20,359 hectares (50,310 acres) in this territory constitutes about 40% of the total geographical area. The protected forests constitute 2.45% of the total land area. According to satellite data taken in 2008, UT has roughly about 114 square kilometres (28,000 acres) of moderately dense forest and 94 square kilometres (23,000 acres) open forest.
As per Forest Survey of India, DNH has two major forest types: Tropical Moist Deciduous forest and Tropical Dry Deciduous forest. The major produce is Khairwood and timber. Teak, Sandra, Khair, Mahara and Sisam are the major tree species in the region. Tree cover has been estimated around 27 square kilometres (6,700 acres) from the six year data (2002–08), which is around 5.5% of the total geographical area of DNH. The rich biodiversity makes it an ideal habitat for a variety of birds and animals. This makes it a perfect spot for eco-tourism. Silvassa is an incredible eco-tourism spot for wildlife enthusiasts.
There are several top standard schools, colleges and other academic institutions, computer-training institutes, industrial training institutes, polytechnic institutes and other technical training institutes. Government and private run hostels provide accommodations to local and outstation students. Some of the famous schools of the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli are:
Some of the well-known colleges in Dadra & Nagar Haveli are:
- Father Agnelo English High School
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
- Lions English School
- Dr. B.B.A.Government Polytechnic, Karad
- Pramukh Swami Institute of Information Technology, Swaminarayan Cultural Complex