About KDA Kokrajhar (Kokrajhar Development Authority)
KDA Kokrajhar (Kokrajhar Development Authority) was established or setup in the year 2008 under the Urban Development Department, Government of Assam. Kokrajhar was originally a part of the undivided Goalpara district.
In 1957 it was curved out as a Civil Sub-division from the then Dhubri Sub-division of Goalpara district. Till then it was merely small town with a railway station. On 1st July, 1983 it was upgraded into a district. In 1989, the district of Bongaigaon was curved out with about 40% area of Kokrajhar district. Later on, the Nayekgaon G.P. of Dhubri district with an area of 40.22 Sq.Km. was merged with this district. Again on 10th February, 2009 Chirang district was created by curving out parts of Kokrajhar district and some parts of Dhubri district were merged with Kokrajhar district. The present area of the district is estimated to be 3,169.22 Sq.Km.
Objectives of KDA Kokrajhar (Kokrajhar 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, KDA Kokrajhar 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.