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Established in 1980, ASANSOL -DURGAPUR DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (ADDA) has a vast jurisdiction of approx. 1615 sq. km. spread over two Sub-divisions of Asansol and Durgapur of Burdwan district. The area includes two Municipal Corporations viz. Asansol Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Durgapur Municipal Corporation (DMC) and three Municipalities viz. Raniganj, Jamuria & Kulti. ADDA has taken up comprehensive Area Development schemes both for development of Industries and Townships. In the Industrial Zones it develops plots with road and other infrastructures and offers such plots t 0 large, medium and small industries.

For Small industries, water lines and electrical supply network are provided by ADDA. In case of large and medium industries, ADDA coordinates with the AMC and DMC to make available water, and with DPL, DVC and WBSEB to make available power to industries under their command areas. In township areas, ADDA develops residential plots of different size for allotment to individuals, Group Housing cooperatives, Govt. and Semi- Govt. Offices, industries and companies. It provides roads and all other infrastructure and public amenities. ADDA also takes up Comprehensive Area Development schemes for developing business and commercial facilities and lays stress on developing land for creation of social infrastructure like schools, colleges, guest houses and amusement parks. It consistently develops rural urban linkages and provides drainage, sewerage, water supply public utilities irrigation etc., to the urban, rural and fringe areas out of its own fund as well as from the Government resources.
Some of key initiatives taken by ADDA are:-
Development and Improvement of Rural-Urban Connectivity
Providing drainage and sewerage schemes in rural and urban areas
Execution of small irrigation projects
Provision of community facilities at rural areas
Development of land for small and medium industries
Development of Mangalpur Industrial Estate
Setting up of Export Promotion Industrial Park at Durgapur with state of Art infrastructures on a gross area of some 147 acres
Development of Kalyanpur Industrial Estate at Asansol
List of Development Authorities.
The plots for setting up of industries are allotted on 60 years' lease with provision of lease renewal. The plots of Export Promotion Industrial Park at Durgapur are offered to the industries which can export 33.33% of their products, in value terms, annually. With the introduction of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), ADDA is the prime executing agency for schemes within in jurisdiction and project amounting to some Rs 1 5000 million have been lined by to be implemented over the next 5 years.
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