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chairman-new“Founded in the year 1983, AMDA on January 6, 2016 has successfully completed its 33 years. The organisation has grown from its foundation to be a reliable partner to ULBs offering unmatched value to our members in fields of Capacity….read more

About 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.

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. Consequent to the historic 74th Constitution Amendment Act, 1992, which devolved additional powers to Urban Local Bodies, AMDA was restructured and titled as ‘Association of Urban Management and Development Authorities'(AMDA) keeping the acronym AMDA as it is on 7th March, 2005 to address issues pertaining to interface between State, Municipal Bodies and Urban Development Authorities and to promote good urban governance. The title of the Association has since been changed with effect from 17 November, 2006 as ‘Association of Municipalities and Development Authorities’ with a view to providing rationalization of inter- institutional relationships and better coordination between municipalities and development authorities.


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