After being carved out from erstwhile Bhubaneswar Regional Improvement Trust, Puri Konark Regional Improvement Trust (P.K.R.I.T.) became a separate entity and started functioning since Sept'82 having the jurisdiction of Puri Master Plan area and the areas in between Puri & Konark, with an objective of enforcement of Odisha Town Planning and Improvement Trust Act 1956 . Subsequently, by a notification of Govt. in H.&U.D. Deptt.the Odisha Development Authority Act has been re-enforced over the earlier areas superseding the O.T.P. & I.T.Act.1956, during the year 1997 and thus, Puri Konark Development Authority come in to being on 1.4.1997.