Athner Master Plan 2031 has been created for Athner Town. Athner is a small town of nearly population of 12000 and administratively functioning as Nagar Parishad in Betul District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It comes under Athner Tehsil of Betul District, which is at a distance of 38 kilometers from the town. The Nagar Parishad is divided into 15 wards and was established in 2009 having a total Nagar Parishad area of 451 hectares.
Athner is connected through road network from District headquarter (Betul). Nearest railway station is Betul at a distance of 37 kilometers from Athner. It is connected to Betul city through Betul Road at a distance of 38 kilometers. It is connected to Multai through road network at a distance of 50 kilometers. It is connected to Bhaisdehi through road network at a distance of 32 kilometers. The Total population of Athner is 952.Males constituted 50.3% of the population while females constituted 49.7% of the population. The latitude of Athner is 21.624919 and the longitude is 77.913889. It is located between the 21°37’29.71″N and 77°54’50″E.
Vision of Athner Master Plan 2031
“Athner town is seen as the regional growth center with higher order administrative, economic and other service functions serving entire region with thriving sustained economy based on wholesale trading and agro-based processing and manufacturing activities’’.
Objectives of Athner Master Plan 2031
The objective of the Athner Master Plan 2031 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Athner in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, it will be critical to define their growth framework The future growth framework of the urban centres are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Athner Master Plan 2031 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. It lays down the road map, agenda and framework within which the city growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision with regard to current and future development related issues.
Athner Master Plan 2031 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down net-work of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their interrelationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centres and to overcome its infrastructural and service related inadequacies. In addition, it provides options for accommodating the future addition to population which is likely to come to the urban centre due to natural growth and migration. Master Plan acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Development Goals of Athner Master Plan 2031
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable