Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Department (UD&PA) was created on 24th August 2006 to implement various urban development and poverty alleviation programmes, including JNNURM and Urban Development Schemes to be funded under Asian Development Bank (ADB). The 23 (twenty three) Census Towns or Notified Towns of Mizoram come under the ambit of this department.
Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Department is undertaking development and poverty alleviation programmes, sanitation and waste management programmes and town and country planning in urban areas of the state.
The Department has the following Directorate and Subordinate offices:
- Directorate of Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation
- Town & Country Planning Wing
- District Offices at Lunglei, Champhai and Kolasib
This Department is also a Nodal Department for the following bodies/offices: