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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.
In January 1983, the ‘Association of Metropolitan Development Authorities’ (AMDA) was formed as a body with the active support of Development Authorities around the country, as a focal point for exchange of ideas on Urban Planning and Development.
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. With the passage of time, the Association has emerged as an experience sharing and knowledge integration platform.
AMDA has its own premises a three story building with a basement at 7/6, Sirifort Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi -110049 with conference facilitates, lift, Training Centre and a well-equipped library for member organizations. »» Link Details