The District Urban Development Agency (DUDA), under the State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) was created in the context of implementation and monitoring of various centrally sponsored Programmes namely Urban Basic Services for the Poor.
With the rapid urbanization development activities in the urban areas has increased considerably. The quantum of funds being provided to the Urban Local Bodies in various districts now are quite substantial.
For effective implementation of a considerable number of infrastructure and social sector programmes by the Urban Local Bodies, it is essential to develop a proper mechanism at the district level to oversee and monitor the implementation of the programmes by the Urban Local Bodies by way of -
- conducting socio-economic survey for policy planning for alleviation of urban poverty;
- Maintaining data bank incorporating huge data related to poverty survey and other pro-poor programmes;
- monitoring implementation of state urban poverty programme and polity within the overall state urban strategy;
- providing technical support to districts/ towns to achieve convergence targets and participatory system;
- planning, coordinating, and monitoring the state training plan for generating employment opportunities (including self-employment) and alleviation of poverty throughout the State as well as for implementation and monitoring of different urban health programmes;
- mobilizing resources and determine allocations of poverty alleviation programmes based on the need and performance;
- guiding and supervising the programme implementation through visits to the projects and reporting the programme status monthly or as per requirement from time to time to the Government of India;