About Bareilly Development Authority (BDA Bareilly)
The district of Bareilly (also known as Bareli or Bans Bareli) forms a part of the Rohilkhand Division and is named after it’s headquarter city, the foundation of which can be dated sometime in the first half of the sixteenth century. Tradition has it that Bareilly was founded in 1537 by Bans Deo and Barel Deo, the two sons of Jagat Singh Katheriya, who founded a village called Jagatpur, a name which is still retained by one of the localities of the old city. The development of the city was accelerated in 1657, when the faujidar of Bareilly was Mukrand Rai. He is credited to have built the new city of Bareilly by clearning out the sal forest. The Mahalla Makrandpur Sarkar was named after him and that of Alamgiriganj after Aurangzeb Alamgir. The Muhallas of Beharipur, Malukpur and Qazi Tola were also founded by him. He also built the Jama Masjid and a large fort where the Qilla Police Station is situated. BDA Bareilly is responsible for urban growth of the area.
Objectives of Bareilly Development Authority (BDA Bareilly)
- 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, Bareilly Development Authority (BDA Bareilly) 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.