of Development Plans
Town and Country Planning Board
Issue of Site
Clearance to Industries
of Development Plans:
“The Puducherry Town & Country Planning Act, 1969” was brought into
force on 15.09.1972 to exercise proper development control and to
provide for planning the development and use of urban and rural
lands in the Union Territory. Under
the above Act, necessary ‘Rules’ and ‘Building Bye-laws and Zoning
Regulations” were framed and the same came into effect during the
year 1972 and 1974 respectively. In
order to effect development control and to discharge the duties and
responsibilities conferred under the Act, Planning Authorities were
constituted in each region i.e. Puducherry, Karaikal,
Mahe and Yanam. The
Comprehensive Development Plan for Puducherry
was prepared by this Department and the same was notified on
9.3.1982. This Plan was
reviewed and notified on 30.9.1997.
Subsequently, the Development plans for the other regions i.e.,
Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam were also prepared. The
Comprehensive Development Plan for Yanam was notified in February’99
and the Comprehensive Development Plan for Karaikal was also
notified during November ‘99.
Presently actions are being taken to
revise and notify Comprehensive Development Plans for all the
Plan Implementation :
In the absence of a Development Authority in the Union Territory of
Puducherry, this Department undertakes certain Housing and Urban
Development Schemes, which forms part of the development plan
proposals in the respective regions and is being executed through
the implementing agencies / Parastatals.
A. Housing :
The important schemes implemented under the Housing Sector:
Land Acquisition & Development Scheme
Slum Upgradation Programme
Housing Board Grants-in-aid, and
Training for Artisans/Masons (Building Centre)
Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing Scheme for Houseless Poor
B. Urban Development :
Under the Urban Development Sector, the Department is implementing
the following important schemes:-
Capital Development Project /
Traffic & Transportation Improvement and Management Measures in Urban areas
Town and Regional Planning
Environmental Improvements in Urban Slums
Centrally Sponsored Schemes :
The Department is implementing three Centrally Sponsored schemes:-
Smart Cities Mission.
Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
3. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)
National Urban Information System.
Puducherry Town and Country Planning Board:
Appeals Filed to the Town & Country Planning Board:
The Town and Country Planning Act 1969 Provides provisions for Appeal to the
Town & Country Planning Board by the Aggrieved Parties on the
Decisions of the Planning Authorities.
The main functions of the Board are:
To guide, direct, assist the Planning Authorities, to advice the
Government in matters relating to Town and Country Planning.
Development and use of rural and urban land in the U.T. of
Direct and supervise the preparation of development plans by the
Undertake, assist and encourage the collection, maintenance and
publication of statistics, bulletins and monographs on Town and
Country Planning and its methodology.
Prepare and furnish reports relating to the working of this Act.
perform any other functions which are supplemental, incidental
or consequential to any of the functions aforesaid or which may
The Town and Country Planning Board was constituted as per the
provisions under Section 3 of the Town and Country Planning
Act,1969. The Minister - in - Charge of Town and Country Planning
and the Secretary to the Government in-charge of the subject shall
be the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board respectively. The
Board comprises of 5 officers including the Chief Town Planner and
three non-officials. The Chief Town Planner is the Member Secretary
of the TCP Board. The Term of Office of the Chairman and Members of
the Board is three years from the date of publication of their
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Issue of Industrial
Site Clearances for Industrial Locations are issued considering
the Zoning Regulations, existing developments at Site and future
performance of the unit and its effects on the environment.
Procedure adopted: The District Industries Centre under Single
Window Concept sends the applications submitted for setting up of
Industries to various departments for issue of NOC. The Town and
Country Planning Department, being one such department, provides
opinion on spatial locations of Industries.
Industrial Clearances - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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