Indian independence and the rapid stride made in industrialization and urbanization caused the necessity to regulate the growth of urban centers. India followed the British system of town planning and master plan, town planning schemes etc, were prepared for areas covered within municipal limits for many town and cities. In 1946 under the chairmanship of Sri Joseph Bhore all aspects of public health and environmental hygiene including town planning were considered and recommendations, established a ministry for housing and town planning in each province. Soon after the independence under the ministry of health separate state level directorate of town planning were created to regulate planning not only of towns but also rural areas.The partition of the country created tremendous problems of refuge rehabilitation in the north-west and north-east of the country . The re-settlement of displaced persons caused the creation of a number of new cities & towns. The Industrial activity added new dimension to Urban & Regional Planning in different states. In spite of all these efforts , the legal framework for regulating the planned growth of human settlements were lacking in the country.
|Keywords:||Sustainable Urban Development, India|
Prof & Head, Department of Architecture, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Siddaganga Institute Of Technology, Tumkur, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
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