This Directorate is entrusted with various functions and duties under the Goa Municipalities Act, 1968. It co-ordinates with the Municipal Authorities fir various development works and provides financial assistance in the form of development grants, salary grants to the Councils. The Goa State Urban Development Agency, which is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, is a Nodal Agency for implementation of various Central and State Government Schemes, under the control of Department of Urban Development.