Areas of Operation in Balangir District


State : Odisha
District : 

 Peoples Organisation (Lok Unnati Sangathan) 



Balangir District Map



Distirct Profile 

Named after the headquarter town of Balangir, this district was formed on 1st November 1949. It is flanked in the northwest by the Gandhamardan hill.

The economy of the Balangir District is basically agrarian. The tourism industry of Balangir District also contributes to its economy.

The predominant soil groups found in the Balangir District are red, mixed red, black and alluvial soils. Balangir District has a number of educational institutions, which provide a great platform for education in the field of engineering, arts and social science, law, commerce, medical science, journalism etc. The District celebrates many festivals with great enthusiasm. Sital Sasthi, Nuakhai, Bhaijiuntia, Puajiuntia, Shiv Ratri Mela, Patakhanda jatra, Sharabana Purnima are the famous festivals being celebrated here. Among the few notable personalities of the District, Shri Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo gets a prominent place, as the former chief minister of Odisha. 


Atmashakti started its intervention in November, 2016. Total number of 2 Jansathi’s are working in this area and Ashish Rajhans is the team leader of the Sangathan named Lok Unnati Sangthan in Bolangir.

Blocks  14
Tahsils 14
Villages 1,783
Gram Panchyats 285
Rural/Urban Ratio 88.03/11.97
Population  1,648,997
Sex Ratio  987
Children (age 0 to 6 years) 955
Average Family Size  5
No of Aganwadi's Centre / Mini AWC's 44
No of Primary Health Centres / Sub centres 42/226
Infant Mortality Rate   98
Maternal Moterality rate   72
Literacy  64.72
HDI 0.45
GDP 28.17
Percapita Income Rs  
Forest Cover 1543.85 sq. km
Industrial Units graphite mines, quartz mines, small of cottage and handloom
Irrigated Area 190955 hect
Affected by Left Wing Extremism Yes, Medium
MGNREGA DATA (2016-17)
No. of Families who got work 1,734
Average  No. of Days 40.46

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