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Institutions for Urban Governance and Service Delivery 

Urban development and service delivery in Gorakhpur is the combined responsibility of a set of state level and city level institutions.




State level Organizations

Public Works Department


Construction of roads, main roads and transport

infrastructure including construction and maintenance of Government houses and Institutions.


Town and Country Planning

Department (TCPD)

Preparation of Master Plans including infrastructure for the state (rural and urban).

UP Jal Nigam (JN)

Water supply and sewerage including design & construction of water supply, sewerage networks and treatment plants. In the last two decades ‘Pollution Control of Rivers’ has become one of their primary focus areas.

UP Avas Vikas Parishad


Nodal agency for housing in the state. Additionally involved in planning, designing, construction and development of almost all types of urban development projects in the state. Autonomous body generating its own resources through loans from financial institutions.

UP Pollution Control Board


Pollution control and monitoring especially river water quality and regulating industries efficient.

Poorvanchal Vidhut Vitran Nigam Limited

A co-successor  of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation. The main function is to distribute the electric power in eastern area on Uttar Pradesh. It include 28 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Irrigation Department

 Embankment maintenance and flood warning system.



City level Organizations

Gorakhpur Jal Kal Department

Nodal agency for water supply in the city. Key functions include O&M of water supply and sewerage assets. Jal kal department  proposes tariffs and collects revenues – however, tariffs need to be approved by the UP Jal Nigam and the State Government.


Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation

Nodal agency for municipal service delivery and O&M.

Its key functions include:

• Collection of Solid Waste

• Maintenance of internal roads

• Allotment of Trade Licenses under the Prevention of    Food Adulteration Act

• Collection of Property tax

• O&M of internal sewers and community toilets

• Management of ghats

• Construction of Community Toilets

Gorakhpur Development Authority


Responsible for preparing spatial Master Plans for land use and development of new areas as well as provision of housing and necessary infrastructure

District Urban Development

Authority (DUDA)

Implementing agency for plans prepared by SUDA. Responsible for the field work relating to community development–focusing on the development of slum communities, construction of community toilets, assistance in construction of individual household latrines, awareness generation etc.