Housing Minister Hardeep S Puri acknowledges the contribution of the Delhi Development Authority in ensuring the inclusion of economically weaker sections in Delhi’s development

DDA in process of conferring ownership rights to residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies of Delhi under PM UDAY: Hardeep Singh Puri

Extending his best wishes to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on its 67th Sansthapana Diwas celebrations, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, highlighted the key role played by DDA in the planning and development of Delhi over the years. It is due, in part, to their efforts that Delhi is on the path to becoming a world-class city, Shri Puri said.

DDA celebrated its 67th Sansthapana Diwas with great zeal and enthusiasm. Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and Lt Governor of Delhi, Shri V K Saxena attended the event. Authority members, including Shri Subhasish Panda, Vice Chairman Delhi Development Authority, Shri Vijender Gupta, MLA, Shri O P Sharma,  MLA, Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, Finance Member DDA, and Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta Engineer Member DDA were also present.

Speaking at the occasion Shri Puri said that the most remarkable contribution of the DDA has been its efforts to ensure that the economically weaker and vulnerable sections of society are not left behind in the ambition of creating a city that keeps pace with the evolving times. It has successfully provided houses under the In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation Project and is also in the process of conferring ownership rights to the residents of 1,731 unauthorised colonies of Delhi under PM UDAY.

Addressing the gathering, Lt. Governor Shri V K Saxena said, “As a chairman of Delhi Development Authority, I have been personally involved in all DDA’s projects for the last one and half years. And I would proudly state that I am very impressed with the hard work put up by them in shaping the national capital.”

He added that Delhi is a complex and vibrant city with multiple agencies functioning and the aspiration of the people from the government and its agencies is huge. It is not an easy task to fulfil them. “But I must say that DDA has played a pivotal role in the holistic development of the city.”

DDA has played a pivotal role in the holistic development of Delhi: LG Delhi

Housing Minister Hardeep S Puri acknowledges the contribution of the Delhi Development Authority in ensuring
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

To appreciate the contribution of Delhi Development Authority employees, many officers and staff were awarded for outstanding contributions to the organisation. Besides, a cultural evening was also organised.

A coffee table book, highlighting the DDA’s journey, was unveiled during the occasion and a corporate film about the Delhi Development Authority was also launched.

In the run-up to the Sansthapana Diwas, many events were organised by DDA including a brainstorming session on the topic ‘ New ideas, New Innovations and way forward for DDA’ where all departments gave presentations before the Vice Chairman DDA.

Besides, the Vice Chairman of DDA also interacted with young officers to understand their viewpoints regarding the challenges and the opportunities ahead. Various sporting events, both indoor and outdoor, were also organised.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by Pib.

Digpu News Staff

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