The Industrialization policy instituted by the Government for providing faster economic growth has stimulated the development of urban elements in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Communication, Recreation, Traffic and Transportation and such other components to an unprecedented level in major urban centres in Tamil Nadu. Especially, the Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services Industries (IT & ITES ) have further boosted such rapid developments. These boosters contributed to haphazard growth in the fringe areas of several towns and cities.

The urbanization, an offshoot of Industrialization, is though a welcome feature in terms of economic productivity and social development, in the absence of an effective physical and spatial planning and with out strict control / regulatory measures over urban development, will become hazardous and hence may contribute significantly to the evils of the society. While serious efforts for streamlining the process of urbanization are taken, proper infrastructure and civic amenities must be provided and a safe living environ to the public must be ensured . The importantance of strict enforcement of development controls to ensure healthy, comfortable and safe environment to the present and future generations also cannot be belittled.

The 2600 years old historical city of Madurai is built around the famous Shri Meenakshi Temple and is surrounded by elegant natural plantations, technical institutes, textile mills and several Industries. Its environs are abundant with economic and social activity facilitated by rapid developments in residential, educational, commercial, industrial, recreational and traffic and transportation sectors. The real estate boom in that has been witnessed during the last decade is eating away the vast agricultural fields, plantation gardens and coconut groves. However lots of capital influx has been poured into the city.It is necessary and appropriate that the citizens are well informed of the technicalities of the urban development and its control mechanisms towards an orderly development of the city.

To present a brief glimpses of the organization and to describe the different activities of the Authority

To present to the public view the relevant Acts, Rules and Regulations applied in the various approvals and permissions.

To provide a forum to the public for interactiion for their legimate transaction of business.

To increase public awareness to the planned and authorised residential/commercial/institutional and such other physical developments.

To provide a base for documentation of rules, procedures and operating instructions.

Designed and developed by the office of the Madurai Local Planning Authority. Utmost care has been taken to give correct information. Discrepancy of content, if found any, may be treated unintentional and inadvertent.The contents especially, the references on the historical and religious events are subjected to correction and amends as the materials have been collected from various sources bonafides of which could not be verified

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