Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031 has been created for Dadra Nagar Haveli with its population of 342,853 as of 2009. The area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is spread over 491 square kilometers (190 sq mi). Though landlocked between Gujarat to the north and Maharashtra to the south, it is close to the Western coast of India (between 20° 0’ and 20° 25’ N latitude and between 72° 50’ and 73° 15’ E longitude) and the Arabian Sea can be reached via Vapi in Gujarat.
The Union Territory comprises two separate geographical units. The larger part – Nagar Haveli – spans a roughly c-shaped area upriver from the city of Daman on the coast, at the centre of which, straddling the border with Gujarat, is the Madhuban reservoir. The smaller enclave of Dadra is a short distance to the northwest.
About 43% of the land is under forest cover. However, the reserved forest cover territory constitutes about 40% of the total geographical area. The protected forests constitute 2.45% of the total land area.
Dadra Nagar Haveli’s gross state domestic product for 2004 is estimated at $218 million in current prices. Its nominal GDP increased to $360 million in the year 2009 with a per capita GDP of $1,050. The economy of DNH relies on five major activities viz. agriculture, industries, forestry, animal husbandry and tourism.
Vision of Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031
The objective of the Dadra & Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. It lays down the road map, agenda and framework within which the city growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision with regard to current and future development related issues.
Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down net-work of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their interrelationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centers and to overcome its infrastructural and service related inadequacies. In addition, it provides options for accommodating the future addition to population which is likely to come to the urban centre due to natural growth and migration. Master Plan acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Development Goals of Dadra Nagar Haveli Master Plan 2031
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable