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D raft D evelopment P lan

The West Bengal Municipal Act of 1993 requires Municipalities and Municipal Corporation to prepare a DDP covering a period of five years.

Every stage of DDP preparation requires participation from stakeholders. The suggested process believes the stakeholders are aware of their own problem and issues.

Areas of planning

Table 1: Areas of Planning



Component 1:
Land Use and

Sub-component 1.1: Slum Infrastructure

• Water Supply
• Sanitation
• Solid Waste Management
• Local drainage
• Access Roads, with adequate street lighting
• Social Infrastructure (e.g. for health, community spaces)

Sub-component 1.2: Intra-municipal Infrastructure

• Water Supply
• Sanitation
• Solid Waste Management
• Area level storm water drainage
• Roads, bridges and traffic management
• Social Infrastructure (e.g. health, education, parks & gardens)
• Markets, Public conveniences

Sub-component 1.3: Trans-municipal Infrastructure

• Water treatment and transmission
• Treatment of sewerage, and area drainage
• Solid waste disposal
• Roads, bridges and traffic management
• Social Infrastructure (e.g. health, education, sports, recreation)

Sub-component 1.4: Environment

• Ambient Air Quality including Noise
• Land contamination
• Water quality of sources like streams, rivers, ponds and lakes
• Biological Diversity - Flora and Fauna, Green cover
• Built and Cultural Heritage

Sub-component 1.5: Land Use Development

• Zoning and development
• Land required for healthcare, education, recreation and public utilities
• Schemes for development and use of land
• Resettlement and rehabilitation of potential evictees from informal settlements

Component 2:
Social and

Sub-component 2.1: Livelihood and Poverty

• Schemes and programmes related to poverty alleviation and
Livelihood improvement

Sub-component 2.2: Local Economic Development

• Regulations related to licensing, taxes and levies on business establishments

• Support to local trade and business associations
• Infrastructure (e.g. linkages to markets)
Sub-component 2.3: Healthcare
• Delivery of primary healthcare services
• Delivery of preventive healthcare, disease prevention and public
health programmes

Sub-component 2.4: Education
• Primary education
• Literacy

Component 3:

Sub-component 3.1: Organization Development

• Organization Structure
• Staffing pattern and job descriptions
• Training and capacity building
Sub-component 3.2: Process and Systems Improvement
• Accounting Systems and Processes
• Procurement Systems and Processes
• Personnel Systems and Processes
Sub-component 3.3: Citizen Interface
• Grievance redressal system, Citizen's charter
• Information dissemination and transparency
Sub-component 3.4: Financial
• Revenue Improvement, including cost recovery
• Cost Reduction
• Expenditure and asset management
• Long-term financial planning - capital and revenue incomes and expenditures
• Public-private partnerships

DDP of Howrah Municipal Corporation

DDP was introduced in Howrah Municipal Corporation on 7 th September 2005. DDP preparation Howrah Municipal Corporation takes into consideration the principle of participatory approach in respect of all 13 subcomponents of DDP. The Ward level workshop have been conducted in all the wards where proposals have been put forward by the people of Howrah. Presently on the basis of the demands plan is being prepared in all the 3 components. The plan has a tenure of 5 years (2007-2012).