Idukki Master Plan 2007 has been created for Idukki. Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India, created on 26 January 1972. At that time, the district headquarters was at Kottayam. In June 1976 it was moved to Painavu. Idukki which lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Idukki is the second largest district in area but has the lowest population density. Idukki has a vast forest reserve area; more than a half of the district is covered by forests. The urban areas are densely populated whereas villages are sparsely populated. According to the 2011 census Idukki district has a population of 1,107,453. This ranks it as 416th among the 640 districts of India. The district has a population density of 254 inhabitants per square kilometer (660/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 1.93%. Idukki has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 92.2 per cent. According to the 2011 census, Hindus make up 48. 86% (541,854) of the population, Christians 43.42% (481,507), Muslims 7.41% (82,206).
Vision of Idukki Master Plan 2007
The objective of the Idukki Master Plan 2007 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Idukki Master Plan 2007 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 is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plan s which are evolved for each settlement at individual level of Idukki Master Plan 2007 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 will regard to current and future development related issues.
Idukki Master Plan 2007 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 relationship. 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.
Objective of Idukki Master Plan 2007
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable