BY erealto | 05-12-2018
Continuing the trend of changing the names of places, the currently ruling BJP government has changed the name of HUDA (Haryana Urban Development Authority) to HSVP (Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran) which is a Hindi translation of the same. The decision of changing the name was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar, the present chief minister of Haryana who also chairs the urban development authority. The name was changed as the acronym sounded similar with the last name of Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the former chief minister of Haryana, and created confusion. Earlier the state government renamed Gurgaon as Gurugram, Mewat as Nuh and Ballabhgarh as Balramgarh. The government is also looking forward to change the names of various sport stadiums named after former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Also, the government has renamed many villages. What is HUDA? HUDA currently known as HSVP is a statutory body formed under Haryana Development Authority Act, 1977. Iyt is the urban planning commission of the state of Haryana. It was formed to promote and secure the development of the urban areas in a well-planned manner.