Achuli

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous city, see Ganjam.
Achuli
Village
Achuli is located in Odisha
Achuli
Achuli
Location in Orissa, India
Coordinates: 19°30′08″N 84°54′00″E / 19.50217°N 84.900118°E / 19.50217; 84.900118Coordinates: 19°30′08″N 84°54′00″E / 19.50217°N 84.900118°E / 19.50217; 84.900118
Country  India
State Orissa
Area
 • Total 8,070.6 km2 (3,116.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,357
 • Density 0.17/km2 (0.44/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761018[1]
Vehicle registration OR-07
Nearest city Bhubaneswar
Sex ratio 981 /
Literacy 71.88%
Website www.ganjam.nic.in
Two Indian men gather hay for feeding cattle.

Achuli is a village in Purushottampur block, Ganjam District,[2] Orissa, India. Its village code is 118336.[3] It is one of the 25 villages[4] that fall under the Purushottampur block. Achuli is located 3.4 km from Purushottampur, 20.9 km from Chatrapur, and 129 km from Bhubaneswar.[5]

This village has a fairly small population of 1357 persons,[6] 683 males and 674 females.[7] Achuli has a state-run primary school that accommodates pupils ages 5 to 10 (class 1st to 5th).[8] The local elections are held in Khalikote (SC) Assembly Constituency[9] (Aska Loksabha, Orissa).

Demographics[edit]

The population of Achuli is predominantly Hindu. The village counts 601 scheduled castes, 7 from scheduled tribe while 749 are from the general category.[10]

Central government schemes[edit]

Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act[11] 10 lakhs have been sanctioned to the village Gram Panchayat for construction projects in and around the village.

Nearby tourist places[edit]

Taratarini Temple[12] is approximately 4 km from the village, on the way to Brahmapur. The twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshiped as manifestations of Adi Shakti. The Taratarini Hill Shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of Mother Goddess and is one amongst four major ancient Shakti Peethas in India. It is also a wonderful tourist spot. The best time to visit is from October to February.

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