Jind Master Plan 2031 has been created for Jind. Jind town is centrally located in the plain and fertile land of Haryana. It is situated at 29°- 19‟ North latitude and 76°-6‟ East longitude on the Patiala-Narwana-Rohtak National Highway no. 71 and is about 121 kilometers from Delhi by road. It is well connected by road with Punjab and other important towns of Haryana viz. Rohtak, Hisar, Tohana, Kaithal, Ambala, Chandigarh, Karnal, Assandh, Panipat and Sonepat. Jind-Panipat and Delhi-Ferozepur Railway line are passing through the town.
Jind is a Headquarter town of Jind district. Jind was one of the three native phulkian states of Punjab. Gajpal Singh, King of Jind; the great grandson of Phul made Jind town as his capital in 1766. It appears that name of Jind town has been derived from Jayanti Devi temple, where the Pandavas worshipped, before going to the battle of Mahabharata. In 1966, after the formation of the Haryana State, Jind was made a separate district with three tehsils namely, Jind, Narwana and Safidon.
Vision of Jind Master Plan 2031
The average growth rate during the last one century from 1901 to 2001 was about 34.00%. In the decade 1991- 2001 the urban population of Jind has increased to 59.5%. This was due to the development of residential and commercial sectors by Haryana Urban Development Authority in the town. If it is assumed that same rate of population growth will continue, then the urban population by the year 2031 would be 5.17 lacs. Requirement of land infrastructure, transportation etc. is therefore planned for the population of 5.17 lac under the Jind Master Plan 2031. The development plan has been, prepared for a projected population of 5.17 Lacs by 2031 AD. Out of total area of 3865 hectare, 486 Hectare is under existing town, 2319 hectare is within the extended Municipal Limit and 1060 hectare falls within controlled area. The proposed gross density of town is 134 persons per hectare. However, residential sector density of town is 120/300 persons per acre/hectare. Proposed land uses under Jind Master Plan 2031 have been earmarked keeping in view the wind direction which flows from North-West to South-East.
Objective of Jind Master Plan 2031
The major barriers for the development of the town are Delhi-Ferozepur Railway Line and Jind-Panipat railway line as it has restricted the growth across the lines. The Hansi canal bisects the town into two parts, thus creating two dominant urban nuclei. The first is the old town while the other is Patiala Chowk near Railway junction. The trend of growth of the town is mainly towards the eastern side of the town as the Mini Secretariat, Urban Estate, Police line, Jail and Civil Hospital have been mainly developed towards east side. A milk plant, on Jind-Hansi Road and a Sugar mill on Jind-Narwana road have already been established. In addition, there are light and service industries on Rohtak Road, Bhiwani Road and Hansi Road. The commercial activities are mainly concentrated along the National/ State Highways as well as in old town in the shape of narrow bazaars.