Ms. Archana Agrawal , IAS
NCR Planning Board &
Chairperson , AMDA
The idea to create an Association of Urban Development Authorities was mooted in the meeting of Urban Development Authorities held on 12th March, 1982 under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Ministry of Works and Housing, Government of India. On 6th January 1983, the entity came into light and the ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES (AMDA) was formed as a body with the active support of Development Authorities around the country. The organization was to act as a focal point for exchange of ideas on Urban Planning and Development. The legal entity of the ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES (AMDA) came into existence on 4th June 1983 with its registration under the Societies Registration Act 1860.
The Association, as the name signifies, addresses the issues pertaining to interface between the state, municipal bodies and urban development authorities in the realm of Urbanization, Urban Development and Urban Governance. Since its inception the organization has witnessed many developments and has now emerged as knowledge integration and experience exchange platform for urban Local Bodies and Development Authorities.