Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority

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Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority
Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority logo.jpg
Official logo of SJDA
Agency overview
Formed 1 April 1980
Type City Planning Agency
Jurisdiction Government of West Bengal
Headquarters Tenzing Norgey Road, Siliguri-734003
Agency executives
  • Dr. Sourav Chakraborty, Chairman
  • Mr. S. Ponnambalam, IAS, Chief Executive Officer

Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority or SJDA was established in the year 1980 and has been responsible of Planning & Development of Siliguri - Jalpaiguri Area. It came in existence under the West Bengal Town and Country (Planning & Development) Act 1979 (West Bengal Act - XIII of 1979).

It was founded on the 1st day of April 1980 and Sri B C Ghosh was the first Chairman. [1]

Area Coverage

Area covering Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Police Stations and all the mouzas of Phansidewa Police Station and Khoribari Block in the district of Darjeeling excluding the areas declared as reserved or protected Forests.

Area covering Rajganj Police Station & 14 no. of mouza of Maynaguri Police Station & Kotwali Police Station in the Sadar Sub division of the district of Jalpaiguri along with the West bank of the River Teesta excluding the areas declared as reserved or protected forests.

Mal Municipality and entire Malbazar Block under Mal Police Station. The total area is cover is 2327.12 km2. As per census the population of SJDA was 2.01 million.[2]

Objective behind SJDA development

The main object was Planning & Development. Siliguri Jalpaiguri Planning area as declared by Govt. of West Bengal vide notification no - 1877 - T & CP/1R - 6/1980 dtd. 17.3.1980. SJDA is the nodal agency for planning and development of the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Planning Area (SJPA) and works by Coordinating all departments and agencies.

Main role includes creating infrastructure and real estate development in the region and providing facilities to investors. SJDA's has prepared "Perspective Plan 2025" is a visionary road map for the planned development of the SJPA.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "SJDA Milestone". SJDA. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
  2. ^ "SJDA Profile". SJDA. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
  3. ^ "Perspective Plan 2025" (PDF). SJDA. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
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