The high rate of urban population growth and the rush of rural-folk to the city in search of employment have given rise to accute shortage of aecomodation, The increase of residential houses is not keeping pace with the increase of population and thus the problem of congestion is becoming more tedious. Therefore the,Development Plan of Raipur City (1976) focuses on the 'best use of urbanizable land and proper use of land cleared after relocation of incompatible use'.As such it provides for a more liberal allotment of land for residential areas, viz. 3.85 hectares/1000 persons against the existing 2.71 hectares for residential use. The government, semi-government and co- operative societies are trying to provide better facilities in the form of planned residential colonies. Yet the living conditions are not as good as desired. These colonies have inadequately developed infrastructures. The various housing organizations suffer from the problem of high price of land and the scarcity of finance. Yet efforts are being made to house the LI G and the weaker sections of the urban population. Keeping in view these problems, a plan is here suggested for the better development of the city.
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Kahn (1992). Residential Conditions In Planned Colonies Of Raipur City. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: SOCIAL-SCIENCE), 5(1), pp.34-42.