Areas of Operation in Rayagada District


State : Odisha
District : 

Peoples Organisation (Jan Jagarana Manch)



Rayagada District Map



District Profile:

Rayagada district is known as the most famous region of the state because of its longest human history. Although the district came into existence on 2nd October 1992, it has long and glorious historical records evident by copper plates, rock inscriptions as well as different coins, which clearly indicate that the region was the centre of attraction in all ages. A subsequent literature found at Pataleswar temple speaks about the River Languli giving a supporting evidence to the various facts.

Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, water falls and terraced valleys, peopled by many primitive tribal groups. The scenic beauty and heritage on the land is an unexplored paradise.

The pattern of people living in the district show unity in diversity of races, languages, and culture. The Scheduled Tribes living in the district possess dissimilar economics ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages/dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal and -cultural variations because of the ethnic mosaic.

Atmashakti began its intervention in the area in Sept, 2016 with Jan Jagran Sangthan. Team leader is Bibhuti Bindani. Currently it's a team of 20 Jansathi's with 1 coordinator Amit Kumar Nayak.

Area 7073
Blocks  11
Tahasils 11
Villages 2,667
Gram Panchyats 171
Rural/Urban Ratio 84.82/15.18
Population  967,911
Sex Ratio  1,051
Children (age 0 to 6 years) 965
Average Family Size  4 person
No of Aganwadi's Centre / Mini AWC's 103
No of Primary Health Centres / Sub centres 36/235
Infant Mortality Rate  61
Maternal Moterality rate  30
Literacy  49.76
HDI 0.18
GDP 12.92
Percapita Income Rs 5300
Forest Cover 771.62
Industrial Units Aluminium Steel Plant, Metal
Irrigated Area 48559
Affected by Left Wing Extremism yes, high
MGNREGA DATA (2016-2017)
No. of Families who got work 17,212
Average  No. of Days 52.5

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