Assam : Lakhipur.

 

Lakhipur

Lakhipur is the district sub divisional head quarter town of Lakhipur sub division under Cachar district in the state of Assam. The population of town is 9802 in 2001 where the slum population is 3063. This shows that 31.25% is slum population and most of them are  the victims of erosion of River Barak and Chiri.Lakhipur is famous for pineapple cultivation and tea gardens and markets a major share of the Jhum (shifting) cultivation products of Jiribam sub-division of Manipur state.The employment rate of the town is 28.28%

Lakhipur- Slum Profile:

The population of town is 9802 in 2001 where the slum population is 3063. This shows that 31.25% are slum population and most of them are the victims of erosion of River Barak and Chiri lives in the slum area. This clearly justifies initiative for the poverty alleviation work.Geographic condition of the town is such that mostly all the slum area are affected in floods. The existing slum is divided into 11 pockets spread out in twelve numbers of wards. The slum assessment reflects s the comprehensive profile of the Lakhipur town as:

 

Ward Number Name of slum pocket / Name           Ward Population Slum Population Slum Households % of slum population to ward population % of Slum population to town population
1 Pocket no - 1 850 489 88 57.53 4.99
2 Pocket no - 2 1119 469 75 41.91 4.78
3 Pocket no - 3 1157 342 63 29.56 3.49
5 Pocket no - 4 799 0 0 24.32 2.09
6 Pocket no - 5 843 205 40 25.55 4.17
7 Pocket no - 6 1601 409 76 24.32 2.10
8 Pocket no - 7 847 206 35 34.27 2.00
9 Pocket no - 8 572 196 32 41.57 1.13
10 Pocket no - 9 267 111 19 37.29 2.72
11 Pocket no - 10 716 267 49 42.71 2.60
12 Pocket no - 11 597 255 44 26.27 1.16
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 Lakhipur Chart

                                                       Comparison of ward to slum

 

As the part of the slum development programme, we submitted the proposal to the Lakhipur Town Committee for the establishment of the new 188 dwelling units and the infrastructure capacity development of the existing ones.

 

Lakhipur Pic

                                                 Congested Housings in Lakhipur