About Kanakapura KPA (Kanakapura Planning Authority)
Kanakapura KPA (Kanakapura Planning Authority) is a nodal agency responsible for Kanakapura Region. Kanakapura is a city and the headquarters of Kanakapura Taluk in the Ramanagara district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The city is famous for the production of silk and granite. It is located among the lush green forests of the state of Karnataka. The town is a tourism hotspot and an often visited tourist favorite in the entire state of Karnataka. Kanakapura is situated 55 kilometers south to Bangalore (Capital) on National Highway NH 209, on the banks of the river Arkavathi (Incarnation of River Kaveri) and 27 kilometers from Ramanagar and 96 kilometers from Mysore. NH 209 (Bangalore – Coimbatore) passes via Kanakapura.
Objectives of Kanakapura KPA (Kanakapura Planning 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, Kanakapura KPA 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.