About DSDA Digha Sankarpur (Digha Sankarpur Development Authority)
DSDA Digha Sankarpur (Digha Sankarpur Development Authority) is an autonomous body constituted under West Bengal Town & Country (Planning & Development) Act 1979, Urban Development (UD) Department. The Authority is guided by its Board. Digha Development Scheme has been merged with Digha Sankarpur Development Authority with effect from 1st May, 2007 with its entire assets including the Tourist Establishments and the lands etc. Digha Planning Authority was initially constituted in the year 1990 with 16 Mouzas as its planning area. Subsequently, the Planning Authority was transformed into Digha Development Authority with effect from 19.12.93 with a view to ensuring rapid growth of Digha & the adjoining areas. The nomenclature of the Authority has been changed from Digha Development Authority to Digha Sankarpur Development Authority w.e.f 15.07.2004 vide U.D. Department Notification NO.1667-T & CP/C-2/2C-4/2001 dated 15.07.2004.
Objectives of DSDA Digha Sankarpur (Digha Sankarpur Development Authority)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, DSDA Digha Sankarpur operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.