Regional Planning Maps

Proposed Settlement Structure
In order to stop further concentration of population and consequent convergence of various functions and activities around Agartala and ensuring homogeneous development, there is a need to develop and guide the future settlement development of the State. As one of the important objectives of Regional Plan is the optimal utilisation of land, the proposed character of the settlement aims at clustered or compact development rather than haphazard conurbation or scattered constructions. Clustered approach also help in optimisation of the investment in infrastructure, such as water supply, sanitation, roads, drainage on the one hand and social amenities such as Water Supply,Sanitation,roads,drainage on the one hand and social ameneties such as educational, health and recreational facilities on the other.The hierarchy as well as expansion of settlement is based on their potential for growth as well as their centrality with respect to their hinterland.

There are 85% of rural settlements in Tripura having population below 500 and 7% of settlements having even less than 50 persons. It is neither economically viable nor ecologically feasible to provide each and every settlement with all infrastructure facilities. Therefore, central villages will play a key role in the dissemination of certain standard of quality of lije to its hinterland.
The settlement hierarchy proposed by the Town and Country Planning Organization (TCPO) for rural development consists of the basic village, service village, service town and market town with broad norms and standards as given below.
These norms and standards, however, may vary based on diversity in landscape, population distrib
ution and its characteristics, types of settlements etc.

1. Basic Villages: The size of the basic village has been determined based on the size of a standard family at 15 acres per family and the minimum population required to support a primary school with 125 pupils, which has been worked out to be in the range of 1,000 and 1,200 persons. At 15 acres per family, the f~rm space for 200 farm families would work out to 3,000 acres, i.e. an area of 4.69 sq. miles or 12.15 This means no field would be on an average be at a distance of more than 1.25 miles or 2 km

2. Service Village: The location of service village has been determined with regard to convenience and location of middle school. The population of the service village is expected to be in range of 4,000 to 5,000. It will however, have a command area containing a population of 8,000 to 10,000.

3. Service Town: The service town is to provide essential social and economic services in the command area, which extends to a group of 12 basic and 3 service villages. The population of a service town is expected to be in the range of 8,000 to 10,000. It will, however, have a command area containing a population range from 32,000 to 40,000..

4. Market Town: The market town is at the apex of the area for rural development and is expected to provide the commercial, economic and social services at highest order. The total population of the market town is expected to be in the range of 20,000 to 50,000. It will, however, have a command area containing population range from 1,16,000 to 1,70,000.

  • The proposed settlement pattern in Tripura includes:
  • Growth Pole
  • Growth Centre . Growth Point
  • Market Centre & Service Centre
  • Service Village
  • Basic Village