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Government Of Assam Sonitpur District

Town & Country Planning - Overview

VISION:

To provide for a well planning growth-oriented and sustainable environment in the urban areas of Sonitpur & Biswanath Districts. 

MISSION:

To optimally channelize the development of urban area through proper planning as well as facilitate the provision and improvement of service and infrastructure in the urban areas of the district of Sonitpur & Biswanath. 

OBJECTIVES, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Role and Responsibilities of office are:

i.
a) Preparation of master Plan for urban centres, growth centres as per Town & Country Planning Act, 1959, containing broadly –
b) A general land use Plan for residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and public semi-public use.
c) Zoning Plan, plan including roads, railways, canals etc. including allied structures. 
d) Transportation plan.
e) Public utility plan.
f) A report in respect of the proposals in the plan or any other things the state Govt. may deem necessary.

ii. Preparation of Project Reports and implementation of various physical and social infrastructures projects for urban development sectors through ULBs and Development Authorities.

iii. Preparation of project reports for various Govt. sponsored urban poverty related socioeconomic & physical infrastructures schemes/projects time to time and their implantation through the ULBs and their monitoring.

iv. Act as District Level nodal office for the Mission “Housing for all by 2022” under PMAY (Urban) for Sonitpur District only.

v. Enforcement of provisions of Master Plan, Zoning Regulations and Building bye laws over the jurisdiction of Development Authorities.

There are 4 no. ULBs in Sonitpur District viz.

(i)    Tezpur Municipal Board
(ii)    Dhekiajuli Municipal Board
(iii)    Rangapara Municipal Board
(iv)    Jamuguri Municipal Board