Assam : Mangaldoi.

Mangaldoi

      Slum Pockets of Mangaldoi

 

Located at the West-center end of Assam and on the continuing with Bhramputra river , Mangaldoi town is one of the oldest towns of the State. The population of town is 23930 in 2001 where the slum population is 6263. 26.20% of the slum population lives in the slum area. Physiographical, Mangaldoi town occupied its position on flat alluvial plain land. The mighty river Bhramputra flows on the Southern side of the town and its two other tribute ies- Mangaldoi river and Bega river are passing through the heart of the Master plan area. Industrial activities cover mildly 0.60% of the total land area. Land under agriculture activities is an account for around 10% of the area. Similarly public/semi-public activities cover 13.81% of the total urban area.

Mangaldoi- Slum Profile:

The slum scenario of the Mangaldoi 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 which can be summarized as:

 

Ward No Name of slum pocket / Name  Ward Population Slum Population Slum Households % of slum population to ward population
1 Slum pocket no -13 2081 436 109 20.95
2 Slum pocket no -6,10 4959 1200 300 24.20
3 Slum pocket no -5 2089 480 120 22.98
4 Slum pocket no -4,11 4025 797 199 19.80
5 & 6 Slum pocket no -2&8 4628 1800 450 38.89
7 Slum pocket no -12 1947 481 120 24.70
8 Slum pocket no -3 1953 369 92 18.89
9 Slum pocket no -1 1016 250 63 24.61
10 Slum pocket no -7,9 1222 450 113 36.82
    23920 6263 1566 26.18

 

 Mangaldoi Chart

                                         Comparison of ward to slum population

 

In continuation to the slum analysis process, we submitted proposal for finance allocation UNDER IHSDP to the Mandaldoi Municipal Board for the establishment of the new 104 and the infrastructure development of the same.

 

Mangaldoi Pic 

                        Poor housing and infrastructural facilities in Mangaldoi