Assam : Kokrajhar.

Kokrajhar

                                               Slum Pockets in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar town is the Head Quarter of Kokrajhar District and is situated on the Eastern side of river Gaurang (a tributory of river Brahmaputra).The population of town is 23920 in 2001 where the slum population is 8950. There is a  high concentration of urban poor in which 23.94% of the total population  is residing in slums. Activities related to trade and commerce and transportation alone comprise of 34.65% of the total employment of the town..The basic infrastructure which includes road, water supply, sanitation, solid waste management are very poor compared to the requirement

Kokrajhar- Slum Scenario:

 

The slum population is at risk where 23.94% of the population lives 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 ward. Slum pockets with tentative demarcation are shown in the map.

 

 

Ward No Name of slum pocket / Name Ward No Ward Population Slum Population % of slum population to ward population % of Slum population to town population
1 Slum Settlement No:1 1290 3961 2916 73.62 9.36
2 Slum Settlement No:2 to 5 2 3591 1290 35.92 4.14
3 Slum Settlement No:6 3 5233 875 16.72 2.81
4 Slum Settlement No:7 to 9, 17 4 2167 430 19.84 1.38
5 Slum Settlement No:10 5 4482 595 13.28 1.91
6 Slum Settlement No:11 and 18 6 2952 280 9.49 0.90
7 Slum Settlement No:12 7 1753 160 9.13 0.51
8 Slum Settlement No:13 8 2125 425 20.00 1.36
9 Slum Settlement No:14 9 2457 185 7.53 0.59
10 Slum Settlement No:15,16, 19 10 2443 300 12.28 0.96
      31164 7456 23.93 23.93

 Kokrajahar Chart

                                              Comparison of ward to slum population

 

As the part of the slum development exercise, we submitted proposal for the financial requirements to the Kokrajhar Municipal Board for the establishment of the 384 new dwelling units as well as the infrastructure capacity development of the existing ones

Kokrajahar Pic

                                        Poor Housing Facilities in Kokrajhar