Government of Gujarat has constituted a Bharuch Ankleshwar Urban Development Authority (BAUDA) vide notification no GH/V/4 of 2012/UDA-1909-1218-L dated on 7-01-2012 by amalgamating the function and jurisdiction of Bharuch Area Development Authority and Ankleshwar Area Development Authority. The jurisdiction of BAUDA is spread over 89 villages (55 Villages of Bharuch and 34 Villages of Ankleshwar Taluka) besides the two town areas of Bharuch and Ankleshwar. Total area under BAUDA is 635 Sq. km.
Real estate development in the area has been on hold in both the cities and 87 villages since January 7, 2011 when BAUDA was constituted by the state government and all the permissions for conversion into non-agricultural land and new construction were stalled. Sale and purchase of more than 10,000 homes in both the cities were affected as no-sale deed has been executed in the absence of title clearance.
Facilitate a systematic, inclusive, environmentally and socially sustainable development of the planning area incorporating the wide ranging needs, concerns and aspirations of its citizens, existing industries, as well as incorporate the requirements and impacts of adjoining spatial and industrial developments such as DMIC,GPCPSIR, Dahej Port. BAUDA’s plan to broadly reflect the growing global concerns over environment , pollution and sustainability, encouraging green and compact development , efficient land and resource use, lower automobile use , waste management, restoration of natural systems , good housing and living environment, a healthy social ecology, community participation and preservation local culture, natural and built heritage.