Also called Urban Development, Town and Country Planning involves formulating master plans for the development of cities.
Town and Country Planning Organization was set up by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1955 to formulate the first master plan for Delhi.
Instruments of Urban Planning such as progressive land policy, functional land use, zoning regulations, etc. have been working in collaboration for the growth and development of cities, considering the social, cultural, economic, political, ecological and physical factors of the population.
The government spends hundreds of crores for the planning and development of towns. Let’s have a look at how this has transformed our country.