SARADA PRASAD NAYAK
Raurkela Development Authority.
Rourkela Development Authority was created by the Government of Orissa in the year 1995 under the Orissa Development Authorities Act 1982 covering the areas of Rourkela civil township, Rourkela Industrial Complex, Rajgangpur, Birmitrapur Sundargarh area under the jurisdiction of RDA, Rourkela with the objective to take up planned and systematic development of Rourkela Development Plan Area. Since its inception, RDA has been taking up all out efforts to make the City one of the leading cities of the country. Taking forward this endeavor, the Town & Country Planning Organization, New Delhi was entrusted with the responsibilities of preparing the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Rourkela Development Plan Area.
As per Odisha Town Planning & Improvement Trust Act.1956.N.A.C (C.T) was under the perview of the Act with effect from 1.1.1961 for the areas coming under its jurisdiction. During the year 1964 the Special Planning Authority Rourkela was constituted where the zone officer cum Asst.Town Planner, functioned as Special Planning Authority. This system continued till 25.1.76 and Rourkela Regional Improvement Trust came into being with effect from 26.1.76 covering the areas of Rourkela coming under Master Plan (Civil Town) Rajgangpur, Birmitrapur and Sundargarh .As per Govt.Notification No.30938 / HUD .,dt.15.9.95 in Housing & Urban Development Department, Orissa ,Rourkela Development Authority constituted with effect from 2.10.95 and functioned w.e.f 2.10.95 Development areas of Rourkela civil township, Rourkela Industrial Complex, Rajgangpur, Birmitrapur Sundargarh area under the jurisdiction of RDA, Rourkela.
The main activities of Rourkela Development Authority is to under take works pertaining to Construction of Housing Colony, Shopping Complex, Industrial Estate and to provide public amenities also undertake for Improvement & clearance of slums and re-development programmes in a planned manner.