Thrissur Development Authority

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Thrissur Development Authority
തൃശൂർ വികസന സമിതി
Agency overview
Formed 1981
Dissolved 2016
Type Urban planning
Jurisdiction Government of Kerala
Headquarters Sakthan Arcade, Thrissur city, Kerala [1]
Employees 14
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Parent agency Government of Kerala

Thrissur Development Authority (TDA) was a statutory body overseeing the development of the City of Thrissur and Thrissur Metropolitan Area in the state of Kerala, India. K Radhakrishnan was the last Chairman of Thrissur Development Authority. [3] [4]

Thrissur Metropolis in Kerala, India

Thrissur, originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fifth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Thrissur is also known as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. One of the very famous cultural events in Thrissur includes Thrissur Pooram, which is world-famous and attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Headquarters of Thrissur Development Authority in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar in Thrissur city Shakthan Thamparan statue.jpg
Headquarters of Thrissur Development Authority in Sakthan Thampuran Nagar in Thrissur city



In 1981 the Government of Kerala constituted Thrissur Urban Development Authority (TUDA) under Town Planning Act. It came into existence on till June 1983. In 2007, the Government of Kerala dissolved the authority. Later in 2012, the authority was again reconstituted by the Government of Kerala. [5] [6] [7] In April 8, 2013, Government of Kerala has appointed K Radhakrishnan as Chairman of Development Authority and Renamed as Thrissur Development Authority (TDA). [8] In 2016, Kerala Government disbanded Thrissur Development Authority. [9]

Government of Kerala

The Government of Kerala headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram is a democratically elected body that governs the Indian State of Kerala. The state government is headed by the Governor of Kerala as the nominal head of state, with a democratically elected Chief Minister as real head of the executive. The state government maintains its capital at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and is seated at the Kerala Government Secretariat or the Hajur Kutcheri.

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