Urban Governance in Orissa
The Housing and Urban Development Department is the apex institution
of Government of Orissa responsible for urban sector development.
The department has three directorates i.e. Municipal Administration,
Public Health Engineering and Town Planning. However, the urban
governance in Orissa comprises of Urban Development & Municipal
Administration. Municipal Administration is further divided into
three categories such Municipal Corporation, Municipalities and
Notified Area Council. Similarly urban Development comprises
Development Authorities, Regional Improvement Trusts and Special
The Urban Local Bodies (ULB’s) are functioning under the Orissa
Municipal Corporation Act 2003 and Orissa Municipal Act 1950.
Similarly all Development Authority functions under the Orissa
Development Authority Act and Directorate of Town planning under the
Orissa Town Planning Act.