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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 Planning Authorities.

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.