The Regional Town and Country Planning [RTP] department of this Kerala-city is planning to carry out a socio-economic survey in the Kozhikode municipal corporation. This survey will cover 75 corporation wards and a comprehensive City Development plan will be prepared on the bases of its result. The department of Regional Town and Country Planning will hire thirty professionals to carry out this survey.
The plan to prepare a Geographic Information System (GIS) based development plan for cities is a part of Union Government’s AMRUT Yojna [Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation]. The proposed development plan will fulfill the infrastructural requirements of the corporations for the next twenty years.
The socio-economic survey will cover demographic details, household categories, population report, education status, land holdings and cropping patterns, livestock details of the village, socio-cultural history, topography, climate, natural resources, demography, urban-rural trend, employment, land use, economy and economic aspects , tourism, agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, traffic and transportation, water supply, sanitation, Energy, education, health, recreational facilities and other civic amenities, housing , environment and heritage.
Apart from this, the survey will also offer detailed information on the existing status and developmental strategies that are essential to offer better infrastructural amenities to the residents. The last city development plan was prepared in the year 2006.
This survey will generate updated data of all sectors in the city and the entire process will be completed before the ending of current financial year on March 31, 2019. According to a senior official of the Regional Town and Country Planning, this GIS-based survey is the latest version of the master plan.