About JDA Jalandhar (Jalandhar Development Authority)
JDA Jalandhar (Jalandhar Development Authority) came into existence on 16th July, 2007 vide Punjab Government Notification No.13/31/04-1HG2/5370. It was created with the main objective of developing the areas under Jalandhar jurisdictions in planned manner and in consonance with the existing growth of the town. The Authority has been created with a purpose to structure, design and organize the Commercial/ Industrial/ Financial/ Educational/ Print Media and Sports hub of Punjab. Falling in affluent Doaba region, Jalandhar Development Authority aims to strive at catering to the aspiration of the N.R.I cluster also.
The initial area of JDA Jalandhar with 254 villages and 6 Urban Local Bodies was supplemented by adding 18 more villages vide Punjab Government Notification No.12/9/07-4HG1/2026 dated 16-07-2009 and later on vide Punjab Govt. Notification No.13/105/07-6HG2/2515 dated 24-08-2010, the jurisdiction of JDA Jalandhar was extended to the areas of three revenue districts viz: Jalandhar (except Tehsil Phillaur), Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. The broad scope of work of this authority falls outside the limits Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees and Nagar Panchayats in these districts.
JDA Jalandhar is composed of experts from several fields to aim at the growth of existing infrastructure for optimum benefit of public in general. The authority aims at providing facilities for residential sector, industrial requirements and institutional needs without disturbing ecological balance and agricultural area of the State in disciplined manner. The motto of the Jalandhar Development Authority is “The public needs with utmost sense of professionalism”.
To provide houses/plots to the public in general at affordable prices, efforts are afoot to formulate schemes and establishments of new urban estates at different locations in the jurisdiction of JDA under the “Land Pooling Policy” and “Land Owners Become Partners in Development” of the State Govt. notified vide No.6/23/13-6HG1/1440 dated 19-06-2013.
To check the growth of unauthorized colonization and haphazard constructions in unplanned manner, the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995, the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995 and the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 2014 and Rules and Policies made thereunder are being implemented.
To bring the growth under the umbrella of planned development, the Master Plans of the cities Jalandhar, Nakodar, Bhogpur, Hoshiarpur, Mukerian, Kapurthala & Sultanpur Lodhi, have been got notified after ensuring the public involvement and the draft Master Plans of the remaining cities of Dasua, Tanda, Garhshankar, Sham Chaurasi, Mahilpur & Dhilwan under the jurisdiction of JDA Jalandhar have been got prepared and expected to be notified shortly.
Objectives of JDA Jalandhar (Jalandhar 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, JDA Jalandhar 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.