Nagina Master Plan has been created for Nagina Town. Nagina is a town and a municipal board in Bijnor district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Nagina is the word for “Jewel”, it was named by Syed’s who received this place as jagir by the Mughals. During British period, it remained the headquarters of Nagina Tehsil, Bijnor district, in the United Province; and from 1817–1824, it was the headquarters of newly formed Northern Moradabad district. In 1901, the Nagina Tehsil had 464 villages and two towns: Nagina, with a population of 21,412, and Afzalgarh, with a population of 6,474.
As a part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Nagina was the site of battle between the Nawab of Najibabad and the British, ending in the defeat of the Nawab on 21 April 1858, following which British established their authority in Bijnor, and later, in 1886, Nagina became a municipality. The latitude of Nagina is 29.442640 and the longitude is 78.432663. It is located between the 29° 26′ 33.5040” N and 78° 25′ 57.5868”E. It has an average elevation of 282 metres (925 ft).
According to Census of India in 2011, Nagina had a population of 71,310. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nagina has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 64%. In Nagina, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Vision of Nagina Master Plan
The objective of the Nagina Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Nagina Master Plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Nagina 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.
Nagina Master Plan 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 inter-relationship. 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 Nagina Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable