Lohardaga Master Plan 2040 has been created for Lohardaga. Lohardaga district is located in the south western part of Jharkhand State between 23° 30″to 23° 40″ North latitude and between 84° 40” to 84° 50” East longitude covering an area of 190.82 sq. km. in the tribal belt of Chotanagpur plateau. It has average elevation of 647 meters (2122 feet). Lohardaga town lies on Kudu-Gumla Road, about 77 km away from Ranchi. The town is bounded by Latehar district in the North-West, Gumla in the North-East and finally Ranchi in the South-East. It connects with the Ranchi district on the East, Gumla district on the South & Latehar District on the West. Lohardaga is the only census town in the district and is also the district headquarters.
Vision of Lohardaga Master Plan 2040
There has been a serious understanding of the issues and problems cropping out of the unplanned growth of 14 towns of Jharkhand (Cluster –C). The towns are mostly beset with a number of planning and development challenges that warrant immediate attention in the interest of planned development and public good. Among these issues, mention can be made of amorphous and haphazard growth, dilapidated urban infrastructure, disposition of incompatible land use, poor economic and industrial base, degradation of environment, traffic chaos etc. Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) in association with the Urban Development Department (UDD), Jharkhand has taken the initiative to prepare the Master Plans of small and medium sized towns across 14 towns of Jharkhand (Cluster –C). The principal aim of the project is to formulate strategies and prepare draft master plans for planned development of towns.
Objective of Lohardaga Master Plan 2040
The objective of the preparation of Lohardaga Master Plan 2040 is to provide sustainable vision document, land use map and road map for balanced growth of town by regulating present and future spatial development envisaged for the horizon year, 2040. Make proposals for fixing the use of land for purposes such as residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, recreational and other uses. Proposal for the fixation of land for public purposes such as schools, colleges and other educational institutions, markets, social welfare and cultural institutions, theaters and places of public entertainment or public assembly, museums, art galleries, religious buildings and other amenities. Make proposal on preservation, conservation and development of areas of natural scenery and landscape.