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1. Preparation of Development Plans

2. Plan Implementation

3. Centrally Sponsored Schemes

4. Puducherry Town and Country Planning Board

5. Issue of Site Clearance to Industries


          1.Preparation 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 four regions.           


2. 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:

  1. Land Acquisition & Development Scheme / Slum Upgradation Programme

  2. Housing Board Grants-in-aid, and

  3. Training for Artisans/Masons (Building Centre)

  4. Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing Scheme for Houseless Poor

B. Urban Development :

Under the Urban Development Sector, the Department is implementing the following important schemes:-

  1. Capital Development Project / Traffic & Transportation Improvement and Management Measures in Urban areas / Town and Regional Planning

  2. Environmental Improvements in Urban Slums

3. Centrally Sponsored Schemes :

The Department is implementing three Centrally Sponsored schemes:-

1. Smart Cities Mission.

2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

3. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)

4. National Urban Information System.  


4. 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:

  1. To guide, direct, assist the Planning Authorities, to advice the Government in matters relating to Town and Country Planning.

  2. Development and use of rural and urban land in the U.T. of Puducherry.

  3. Direct and supervise the preparation of development plans by the Planning Authorities.

  4. Undertake, assist and encourage the collection, maintenance and publication of statistics, bulletins and monographs on Town and Country Planning and its methodology.

  5. Prepare and furnish reports relating to the working of this Act.

  6. perform any other functions which are supplemental, incidental or consequential to any of the functions aforesaid or which may be prescribed.

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 names.

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5. Issue of Industrial Site Clearance

Site Clearances for Industrial Locations are issued considering the Zoning Regulations, existing developments at Site and future consequences, 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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