Slum Pockets in Hailakandi
Hailakaandi the district headquarters of Hailakandi
district is located in the state of Assam The Hailakandi is
located in the Southern part of Assam popularly known
as the Barak Valley. The town is surrounded by Karimganj district
on the north, Silcher district on the south and West Dhaleswari
river. Hailakaandi town area is 645.79 Hectare. The population of
town is 29739 in 2001( census 2001) where the slum population
is 10694. only 28.92% of the population is employed. It is found
that such a low rate of employment of the town is due to the
inadequate industrial infrastructure of the town. The basic
infrastructure are like road, water supply, sanitation, solid waste
management are very poor compared to the requirement. The
geographic condition of the town is such that mostly all the slum
area are affected in floods.
Hailakandi- Slum Profile:
The slum scenario of the Hailakandi is really challenging where
36% of the population live in the slum area. The geographic
condition of the town is such that mostly all the slum area are
affected in floods. The existing slum is divided into 11 nos in ten
numbers of wards. Consequently to the slum
analysis, the team, prepared a comprehensive profile of the town
which can be tabulated as:
||Name of slum pocket / Name
||% of slum population to ward population
||% of Slum population to town population
||a) Paul para slum area in W.No.-1 Hailakandi Town.
||b) Mazarbhuiya Slum area in W.No.-1, Hailakandi Town.
||Mazumder Coloney Slum area in W.No.2, Hailakandi Town.
||Ray Para slum area in W.No. 3, Hailakandi Town.
||Das Coloney Slum area in W.No - 4, Hailakandi Town.
||Bhowmik Para slum area in W.No. 5, Hailakandi Town.
||Nath Para slum area in W.No.6
||Debnath Coloney Slum area in W.No. - 7, Hailakandi Town.
||Malakar Coloney Slum area in W.No.- 9
||Jainta Patty slum area in W.No.-9
||Acharjee Para slum area in W.No. 10
Comparison to ward to slum population
After the analysis & profiling process, we submitted
proposal to the Hailakandi Municipal Board for the
establishment of the 76 new dwelling units and the infrastructure
capacity development for the new ones.
Poor Housing and road facilities in Slums of