Deoria Master Plan 2001 has been created for Deoria District. Deoria district came into existence on 16 March 1946 after taking out some portion of old district Gorakhpur. The name Deoria is probably derived from Devranya or Devpuria. The term ‘ DEORIA’ generally means a place where there are temples. The name ‘ DEORIA’ originated by a fossil (broken) Shiva Temple by the side of ‘Kurna River’ in its north side. This is situated in the bank of Kurna River. Ghaghra River also flows from its southern parts. Deoria district headquarter is situated at 53 km. milestone from Gorakhpur by road towards east. District headquarter is situated at 50 km from Gorakhpur on Gorakhpur-Siwan broad gauge railway line towards Siwan. Deoria district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, and Deoria town is the district headquarters. Deoria district is a part of Gorakhpur division. It is surrounded by Kushinagar district in the north, Gopalganj and Siwan districts of Bihar in the east, Mau and Ballia districts in the south and Gorakhpur district in the west. Ghaghara, Rapti and Chhoti Gandak are the main rivers in the district. Salempur, Barhaj and Bhatpar Rani, Gauri Bazar, Rudrapur are the major towns apart from Deoria. The latitude of Deoria is 26.500000 and the longitude is 83.779999. It is located between the 26° 30′ 0.0000” N and 83° 46′ 47.9964” E.
Vision of Deoria Master Plan 2001
The objective of the Deoria Master Plan 2001 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Deoria in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Deoria Master Plan 2001 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. 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.
Deoria Master Plan 2001 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their inter-relationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centers 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 Deoria Master Plan 2001
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable