Town Planning Scheme, Odisha

Planned and sustainable urban development majorly using land pooling technique

On December 24, 2020, CMO Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik newly launched ‘Town Planning Scheme’ for Bhubaneshwar city. This scheme is in line with Bhubaneshwar Development Authority (BDA). It is launched mainly for planned urban development in the city and its outskirts, nearby areas. With the successful implementation of this scheme, Bhubaneshwar city will become a role model in the state for urban development. Under this scheme land pooling method will be used for land and infrastructural development thereby replacing the age-old land acquisition mechanism.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Town Planning Scheme
Scheme under:Odisha Government
Launched By:CMO Odisha, Naveen Patnaik
Launch Date:December 24, 2020
Implemented By:Bhubaneshwar Development Authority (BDA)
Beneficiaries:Residents in the Bhubaneshwar city
Major Objective:Planned and sustainable urban development majorly using land pooling technique

List of scheme lunched by Odisha Government

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of this scheme is planned urban development
  • It aims at sustainable urban growth and development
  • Under this scheme land pooling technique will be used for the entire Bhubaneshwar city as well as the nearby areas
  • This will enable expansion of the city in a planned and systematic manner
  • It will increase the reach-ability and accessibility of the city and the nearby areas
  • Road traffic will be reduced through the systematic expansion and development
  • This scheme aims at overall infrastructural development of the city

Scheme Details:

  • Town Planning Scheme is launched by CM Naveen Patnaik on December 24, 2020
  • This scheme is currently launched only for Bhubaneshwar city
  • It aims at planned, systematic and sustainable urban development in the city and its outskirts
  • This scheme is implemented by Bhubaneshwar Development Authority (BDA)
  • Under this scheme land pooling method will be used instead of land acquisition technique used
  • It will be undertaken by BDA in coordination with the land owners
  • For the start, BDA will take about 40% of the land area from the owners from Mouzas, Sahajpur, Nargoda, Sijuput and Paikarapur localities
  • For this land taken, BDA will not give any monetary amount rather would provide infrastructural development with various amenities, lesser traffic, etc in the 60% area
  • This systematic development will make more land available for public use and the mechanism will be more transparent
  • It will enable increased accessibility of the city and the nearby areas
  • This scheme will thus lead to infrastructural development in line with planned and systematic urban development

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