Umargam Master Plan has been created for Umargam. Umargam is a census town in Valsad district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Umargam Taluka has a western coastline with the Arabian Sea. To the east it is bordered by the Union Territory of Silvassa. Northern portion has borders with the Union Territory of Daman District, India. To the south and south east it has a border with the Palghar district (Tehsil of Talasari) in the State of Maharashtra. To the North West it touches Vapi in Gujarat State.
As of 2011 India census, Umargam had a population of 121648. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Umargam has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Umargam, 14% of the population is under six years of age.
Vision of Umargam Master Plan
The objective of the Umargam Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Umargam Master Plan 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 are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Umargam Master Plan 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 with regard to current and future development related issues.
Umargam 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 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 infrastructural 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 Umargam Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable