Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4(1) (b) (i)]
1. Aims and objectives of the Organization:
To make provisions for the planned development, improvement and expansion of towns in the State of Odisha os as to secure to their present and future inhabitants and healthy living.
With aforesaid objective the Master Plans are prepared for the urban centres with the perspective of twenty years in the State of Odisha.
3. Brief History and background for its establishment:
In 1954 first Town Planning Organization was created in our State for Planning of the Cuttack city with appointment of Town Planner. This Organization conducted various surveys and prepared various reports for Cuttack. The Master Plan for Bhubaneswar was prepared by Dr. Otto H. Koenigs berger during the initial stage. The Town Planning Organization created for Cuttack drafted the legislation and Odisha Town Planning and Improvement Trust Act, 1956 was enacted.
During the 3rd Five Year Plan (1961-64), the preparation of Master Plan gained momentum through Central Assistance with creation of 5 Town Planning Units in 1964 having Headquarters at Bhubaneswear headed by State Town Planner. Subsequently, Town Planning Offices have been created depending upon the necessity of Planning for particular area and availability of funds as follows :-
Town Planning Units,
Balasore & Dhenkanal.
Town Planning Unit, Rourkela/ Sundargarh
Town Planning Units, Baripada/Keonjhar/Phulbani/- Bhawanipatna
Town Planning Units,Gajapati/Jajpur
Town Planning Unit, Puri
Town Planning Unit, Jharsuguda- 2005
Paradeep Cell working in the Directorate has been shifted to from Town Planning Unit, Balangir. At present there are 20 (twenty) Town Planning Offices at district level.
5. Allocation of Business
6. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission
7. Details of Services rendered.
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