Bhubaneswar today is a model of livability evident by the city’s stable growth rate in the recent decades. It is one of the few cities that has been able to successfully capitalize upon its assets- be it the tangible and intangible heritage (natural, built and people) or its strategic location- into economic drivers that have shaped the city’s growth in the recent decades.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is the urban local body governing the city of Bhubaneswar, covering an area of 162.5 sq.kms with 67 wards and 51 revenue villages. Established in 1994, BMC as Bhubaneswar's apex body is the principal provider of services for a better quality of life to the Bhubaneswarites. The functions of the BMC include water supply, drainage and sewerage, sanitation, solid waste management, street lighting, and building regulation.

Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)is responsible for the statutory planning and development of the Bhubaneswar Development Planning Area (BDPA). It takes care of planned development in peri-urban area and at present its jurisdiction extends to 1110 Sq. Kms. and 556 revenue villages. BDA is responsible for creating development plans, regulating development and use of land, undertaking works pertaining to construction of housing colonies, commercial complexes and providing public amenities like water supply, drainage, sewerage, and transportation, social facilities etc.

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