Lucknow Development Authority

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The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) was established in 1974 under the Uttar Pradesh Urban Planning and Development Act, 1973. The LDA has excelled in the development of Lucknow in terms of control and acquisition of land, housing constructions, and physical and social infrastructure in urban areas of Lucknow.

Expert social scientists, engineers, and planners at LDA have been working on various developmental projects with regard to land use, physical infrastructure, healthcare, and living environment in Lucknow. Various projects regarding infrastructural developments in the key sectors of Lucknow have been taken up by the development authority of Lucknow.

Water supply, sewerage and sanitation, solid waste management, drainage, and transportation – all these sectors have shown significant improvement in recent years due to the constant efforts of the LDA. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission has been working with the LDA for the purpose of urban development and efficient planning in the historical city of Lucknow.

The Lucknow Development Authority has been playing a crucial role in expanding and developing the city of Lucknow. It has set an excellent growth trend during the last few years. Following are the trends in terms of income, expenditures, and surplus:

  • 2003-04: Income - ` 38341.77 lakh, Expenditure - ` 31543.44 lakh, Surplus - ` 6798.33 lakh
  • 2004-05: Income - ` 43821.74 lakh, Expenditure - ` 29467.72 lakh, Surplus - ` 14354.02 lakh
  • 2005-06: Income - ` 68050.51lakh, Expenditure - ` 57359.64 lakh, Surplus - ` 10690.87lakh
The LDA has been providing pollution-free and eco-friendly settlements, multiplexes, offices, school plots, commercial complexes, and has been renovating various public spaces like Ambedkar Railly Sthal and so on.

The Hardoi Road Scheme, Aliganj Scheme, Gomtinagar Scheme, Aishbabh Scheme, Hardoi Road Scheme, and Ajadnagar Scheme are some of the significant projects launched and successfully implemented by the LDA. Much of the improvement that has come about in the city of Lucknow in recent times can be attributed to the Lucknow Development Authority.


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