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ABOUT BRAHMAPUR

Brahmapur or Berhampur is a municipal corporation located on the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha in East India, about 169 kilometers south of the state capital Bhubaneshwar and 255 kilometers north of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the oldest and largest cities of Odisha. Nicknamed “The Silk City”, it is famous for its silk saris, temples and unique culture. The population of the city is 3,55,823 as of the 2011 Census of India making it the fourth most populous urban city in Odisha state. Berhampur is the oldest city of Ganjam District in the State of Odisha. It is mainly a trading centre for Southern Odisha having its influence over eight districts. The city was declared as a Class-I Town Category as per 2001 Census. Berhampur City is famous for its widespread human resources in extremely important and decision making position all over the globe. The trading volume is also growing day by day. Berhampur is famous for its rich culture.

In the recent times, the town boasts of housing some of the prominent industrial units including IREL, STPI, Titanium Plant and proposed TATA SEZ & R.K.Power Plant. It’s also renowned in the region for the educational institutions imparting services in the field of medical, engineering and IT sectors. Some of the prominent ones are Berhampur University, Khallikote College & Cluster Universities and MKCG Medical College with IISER, being a recent addition to the list of these prestigious institutions. The arts and craft units and small scale industries, as well, have an important role in the cities evolution as an emerging tier-3 city in the east coast region.

ABOUT BeDA

Brahmapur Development is a statutory body constituted under the Orissa Development Authorities Act, 1982. It came into existence with effect from 26.07.1993. It is the successor to the erstwhile Berhampur Regional Improvement Trust a statutory body constituted under Orissa Town Planning and Improvement Trust Act, 1956 which in turn was successor to the erstwhile Special Planning Authority, Brahmapur under the same Orissa Town Planning & Improvement Trust Act, 1956.

The Brahmapur Development Authority has jurisdiction over the areas under the Municipal Corporation, Berhampur, Notified Area Council of Gopalpur and Chatrapur with 139 villages (84 urban + 55 rural villages). The total number of revenue villages under the BDA Brahmapur is 139. The total area under BDA Brahmapur is 320.61 Sq.Kms. with a population of 6,07,914 as per the 2011 Census.

OBJECTIVES OF BeDA

The objectives of the BDA Brahmapur as per the Orissa Development Authority Act interalia are:

  • To plan and facilitate orderly growth of the urban and suburban area;
  • To acquire, hold, manage, develop and dispose of lands for industrial, residential, commercial, transport, recreational and other purposes;
  • To provide for coordinated development of commercial, civic, transport and administrative centres to function as multi-level focal points of urban and suburban areas;
  • To provide for adequate level of services and amenities to meet the increasing demand on infrastructures.

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