Areas of Operation in Odisha

Sundergarh Jharsuguda Sambalpur Deogarh Boudh Kandhamal Nayagarh Gajapati Koraput Malkangiri



Once a vast kingdom spanning a great swathe  of the country this region was renowned for its rich culture and architecture,  its centres of learning, its military strength and maritime trade links with  countries further East as much as for its luxuriant flora and fauna. There is  much to learn about Odisha and its magnificent ancient civilization but unfortunately  its status today reads like a study in contrasts. Home to a large population of  tribal and marginalized people, it was an obvious choice for our work as you  can see from the statistics below:  

Area 1,55,820 sq km
Districts 30
Blocks  314
Tahasils 317
Villages 51,349
Gram Panchyats 6,234
Rural/Urban Ratio 74.59/25.41
Population  41,947,358
Sex Ratio  972
Children (age 0 to 6 years) 2,531,570
Average Family Size  5
No of Aganwadi's Centre / Mini AWC's 60918/10216
No of Primary Health Centres / Sub centres  
Infant Mortality Rate  97
Maternal Moterality rate  297
Literacy  73.00
HDI 0.579
GDP 0.546
Percapita Income Rs 5,264
Forest Cover 48,855sq.km
Industrial Units Steel, Aluminium & Power Plants. Mining.
Irrigated Area  
Affected by Left Wing Extremism YES, High.
MGNREGA DATA (2016-2017)
No. of Families who got work 258006
Average  No. of Days 39.05

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