Areas of Operation in Khandamal District


State : Odisha
District :

Peoples' Organisation (Jan Sangathan)  

Jeebika Suraksha Manch (JSM)

& Mahila Jeebika Suraksha Manch(MJSM)


Kandhamal District Map 




Baliguda Knuagan Phiringia Phulbani Khajuripada Tikabali Chakapad Raikia Gudaigiri tumudibandh Kotagarh Daringibadi

Distirct Profile 

The Kandamal district is bestowed with the beauty of nature. It has wild life, scenic beauty, healthy climate and serpentine ghat roads for the tourists who need to relax and unwind. It has attractions, like panoramic views, ghats, hills, waterfalls, virgin forest and towering mountains which provide shelter and sustenance to the inhabitants mainly kondha tribals. The district is ranked as a backward district in the state of Odisha. There is no industry, but there are plans to start mining in some areas. The district acquired notoriety in 2008 when communal riots engulfed the christian and Non Christian tribals.

Atmashakti Intervention : August 2009

We have fifty - five  Jansathis working in 12 blocks. Baliguda, Chakapad, Daringibadi, G.Udaigiri, K. Nuagan, Khajuripada, Kotagarh, Phiringia, Phulbani, Raikia,Tikabali and

Area 7649 sq km
Blocks 12
Panchayats 153
Villages 2,515
Rural/Urban Ratio 6.71/5.93
Population  731,952
Sex Ratio  1,037
Children (age 0 to 6 years) 109,709
Average Family Size  5
No of Aganwadi's Centre / Mini AWC's 1264/663
No of Primary Health Centres  33/172
Infant Mortality Rate  169
Maternal Moterality rate  142.00
Literacy  64.13
HDI 0.389
GDP 0.372
Percapita Income Rs 4,743
Per capita-state 5,264
Forest Cover 5,709.83 sq km
Industrial Units  None
Irrigated Area 254.62 sq km
Affected by Left Wing Extremisim Yes, High
MGNREGA DATA (2016-2017)
No. of Families who got work 54,926
Average  No. of Days 44.22

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