• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Authorized and Unauthorized Private Sector Development in Punjab: an Overview


Objective: Present paper is an attempt to analyse the level of planned and unplanned development with suggestive measures in the State of Punjab. Methods/Analysis: The research work is based on primary as well as secondary data. Primary data is collected through the some site visits i.e. Palm Enclave. And, the secondary data is collected in the form of interviews with Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority Officials. Existing scenario of residential projects is analysed with the comparison of norms and standards given by competent authorities. Findings: The beautiful slogan of Indian Government, “Sustainable Urban Development” has become a distant reality at grass-root level, which is far from satisfaction. Increasing urbanization and growth of the urban areas are major causes for deterioration of sustainability in urban areas. So Punjab Government has promoted the private as well as public agencies to promote the planned development in the cities, at spatial level. But it has been found that number of unauthorised and unplanned colonies have mushroomed up. Overall, the unplanned development makes the mockery of standard planning practices. Novelty/ Improvement: The External Development Charges (EDCs), License Fee and other charges charged under PAPR Act, 1995 must be reduced especially in High Potential Zones and the private developers are required to make minimum 5% housing for the LIG/EWS people.

Keywords: Cities, Development, Private Developers, PUDA, Unauthorized


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