Samalkot Master Plan has been created for Samalkota with its population of 56,864 as of 2011 census. Samalkot is located at 17.0500°N 82.1833°E. It has an average elevation of 9 meters (32 feet). Samalkot is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town also forms a part of Godavari Urban Development Authority.
Samalkot Municipality has total administration over 16,044 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
There are 18 villages [panchayats] in Samalkot mandal:
Atchampeta, Unduru, Chandrampalem, G.Kothuru, G.Medapadu, Gonchala, Hussainpuram, Kapavaram, Madhavapatnam, Navara, P.Vemavaram, Panasapadu, Pandravada, Pavara, Pedabrahmadevam, Boyanapudi, Venkatakrishnarayapuram, Vetlapalem.
Vision of Samalkot Master Plan
The objective of the Samalkot Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Samalkot Master plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Samalkot Master Plan 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.
Samalkot Master Plan 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 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 Samalkot Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable