Urban Development Directorate (Government of Uttarakhand)
Urban Development Department (UDD) is the administrative department for local self-governments in the state, the Uttarakhand Housing Department plays a similar role for the Urban Development Authorities and the Town & Country Planning department, which is responsible for urban planning and development control. Further, the Drinking Water (Pey Jal) Department is the administrative department of Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam (UPJN) and Jal Sansthan (UJS) that ensure water supply, and sewerage & drainage services to the project towns. Moreover, there are organizations such as the Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Public Works Department (PWD), and other line agencies functioning in the urban areas.
The urban sector in Uttarakhand continues to operate under local government legislation inherited from its parent state, Uttar Pradesh. The legacy has continued where effective direction and management of the sector is compromised by the lack of an effective mechanism for inter-departmental allocation of business. Operationally, the allied and compatible businesses of these departments are currently not well aligned, preventing the achievement of efficient and effective functioning.
integrated development of the urban areas by making the cities vibrant, clean, and infrastructural strong and to bring about improvement in the service delivery
To improve the quality of life of all towns and cities with emphasis on preservation of their heritage
To provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor through encouraging the setting up of self-employment ventures or provisions of wage employment.See more