The Department is responsible for the planned and balanced growth of the urban areas in the Yanam Region of the Union Territory of Puducherry, through preparation and implementation of Development Plans. The Department also advises and assists the Government and Semi-Government Agencies in solving the problems connected with Planning and Development as well as use of land. The Department renders technical advice to local authorities in exercising development control and on matters of locational decisions. The “Puducherry Town and Country Planning Act, 1969”, provides the legal framework for these activities. The Town & Country Planning Department was established in Puducherry in the year 1966. The Planning Activities were extended to different regions of the Union Territory and Sub-Office was set up in Yanam in June 1983. The present staff strength of the Sub-Office, Yanam is 9.
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