Rapid urbanization has led to basic infrastructural issues in urban areas. To mitigate these problems and facilitate urban populace with the superior quality of Infrastructure as well as to materialize the Dream of "Clean Gujarat-Nirmal Gujarat" - The Integration & coordination of various urban development polices and schemes was quit essential. Hence, there was a need for a coordinating agency at the District level in the line of the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA). Accordingly, The District Urban Development Authority, Anand came in to existence on 6/5/1999. The Agency Comprises of 16 members, a member secretary and a Chairman. By virtue of his post, Collector, Anand is the Chairman of DUDA, Anand.