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Nuapada is a district of Orissa, India. Naupada district located in western part of Orissa, lies between 20° 0' N and 21° 5' No latitudes and between 82° 20' E and 82° 40' E longitudes. Its boundaries extend in the north, west and south to Raipur district in Madhya Pradesh and in the east to Bargarh, Balangir and Kalahandi districts. This district is spread over in an area of 3407.5 km² and the administrative headquarters is located at Nuapada. The District of Nuapada was a part of Kalahandi District till early March 1993, but for the administrative convenience, Kalahandi District was divided into two parts i.e. Kalahandi and Nuapada vide State Government Notification No. DRC-44/93/14218/R. dated 27 March 1993. Nuapada District now comprises one sub-division (Nuapada), two tehsils (Nuapada and Khariar) and five Community Development Blocks (Khariar, Sinapalli, Boden, Nuapada and Komna). The plains of Naupada subdivision fringed by rugged hill ranges stretch southward, which belong to the main line of the Eastern Ghats and contain extensive plateaus of about 4000 ft (1200 m) in elevation with long tropical grass grown over them. They contain such mineral deposits of laterite, graphite and bauxite. The hill sides rising up precipitously from the plains are covered with dense sal forests. The forests of the district are managed under Forest Division namely Khariar Division. According to their composition, the forests can be classified into sal forests, teak forests, miscellaneous forests where sal, teak and other species occur in mixture and bamboo forest. All these are situated in the dry deciduous forest zone. Timber is by far the major forest produce and sal is no doubt, a major constituent of these products. Other important species are bija, asan, bandhan and teak. Among the minor forest produces of this region are kendu leaf, bamboo, broom-grass, mohua flower and seed, antia bark and sabai-grass. Timber, bamboo and kendu leaf are the main exports outside the state.

Nuapada District was created on 1st April 1993 by carving out of undivided Kalahandi District with an area of 3408 Sq. KMs consisting of 653 nos. of Revenue villages having population of 5,30,690 as per 2001 census. The total no. of rural households is 1,27,022. Total no. of BPL families is 99,465  (78 %).  The district has been divided into 5 Blocks namely, Nuapada, Komna, Khariar, Boden and Sinapali, 5 Tahasils, namely Nuapada, Komna, Khariar, Boden and Sinapali.  There are 109 G.Ps, 2 N.A.Cs and 6 Police Stations.  SC population of the district is 72,296 and ST population is 1,84,221, which comprise 13.62 % and 34.71 % respectively of the total population.  The profile of the district is indicated below:

   

Geographical Area    

3408 Sq. kms.(3,40,800 Hect.)

Population (2001 Census Provisional)

 

 

Total

530690

Male

264396

Female

266294

 

SC

72,296  (13.62 %)

 

ST

1,84,221 (34.71 %)

Literacy

 

42 %

Women Literacy

 

25.79 %

Density of population per Sq, Km.

 

138

Sex Ratio (Female per ,000 male)

 

1006

Sub-Division

01

Nuapada

Tahasil

05

Nuapada

Komna

Khariar

Boden

Sinapali

C.D Block

05

Nuapada

Khariar

Komna

Boden

Sinapali

N.A.C

02

Khariar Road

Khariar

Police Station

06

Nuapada

Khariar

Jonk

Boden

Sinapali

Komna

Gram Panchayats:

109

 

Total Villages:

653

 

Fire Station:

02

Khariar Road and Khariar

Total Forest Area in Sq. Kms.

 

1865.436 Sq. K.M.

Average Annual Rain fall of the District

 

1230mm.

     

PHC/CHC/Dispensary/ANM center

 Location         

Dist. HQ Hospital

Nuapada

Mission Hospital

Khariar

Khariar road

PPC

Nuapada

CHC

Komna

Khariar road

Sinapalli

UGPHC

Khariar

PHC

Bhella

PHC(New)

Dumjhur

Karangamal

Sunabeda

Budhikomna

Tarbod

Darlimunda

Beltukri

Biromal

Dharambandha

Timanpur

Liad

Hatibandha

Tukla

Lanji

Duajhar

Sub-centres

Nuapada-24

Komna-23

Khariar-18

Boden-14

Sinapali-17

Mobile Health Units

Nuapada-2

Komna-2

Khariar-1

Boden-1

Sinapali-1

First Referal Unit

Khariar UGPHC

Rural Family Welfare Centre

All block PHC/CHC-5

Ayurvedic Dispensary

Nangalbod, Amanara, Mota-Nuapada, Boden, Duajhar, Kandetara, Bijepur, Lakhna, Maraguda (Sarabong), Kendumunda

Homeopathic Dispensary

Gandabahali, Sikuan, Khaira, Dabri, Farang, Kuliabandha

Infant Mortality Rate (per, 000 population)

 

65

Maternal Mortality Rate (per , 000 population)

 

3.8

No of Commercial Banks

09

S.B.I.=8, C.B.I.=1

No. of Co-operative Banks

04

 

No of Regional Rural Banks

(Kalahandi Anchalika Gramya Bank)

19

 

No. Of Post Offices

111

 

No of Colleges

13

 

SCHOOLS UNDER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

No of Primary Schools

774

Govt. Pry. Schools = 491

 

 

Project Pry. Schools= 39

 

 

UGUP                     = 77

 

 

Project UP Schools = 100

 

 

Nodal UP Schools   = 25

 

 

Taken Over U.P       = 25

 

 

Govt. U.P.                =  02

 

 

Aided U.P.               =  15

No. of E.G.S. School

659

 

No of High Schools

115

 

Schools under ST/SC Development

 

 

(i) No. of Sevashrams

30

 

(ii) Residential Sevashram

05

 

(iii) Ashram Schools & Kanyashram

06

 

(iv) High Schools

04

 

No. of technical institutions

02

(Industrial Training Centre, Khariar Road, Vocational College, Nuapada)

Total cultivable agricultural land

 

1,89,170 lakhs hect. (55.50 % of total land)

 No of Farming Families in the District

96,068

 

Irrigated Land in Hect.

Kharif

Rabi

35,071Hect

11,872 Hect

No of Dug Wells

9,381

 

No. of Tube wells

5739

 

No of L.I. Point (Govt.)

241

 

No of L.I Point (Private)

68

1360 ha.

No. of Medium Irrigation Projects

3

13799 Hect.

No of Minor Irrigation Projects

33

5649 Hect.

No. of villages electrified

481

(73.66 %)