Athagad

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Athagad
ଆଠ ଗଡ
Athagarh
town
Athagad is located in Odisha
Athagad
Athagad
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°32′N 85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62Coordinates: 20°32′N 85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62
Country  India
State Odisha
District Cuttack
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,850
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Athagad (also spelt as Athgarh) is a town"(N.A.C)" and a sub-division of Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

Athagad is located at 20°32′N 85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62.[1] It has an average elevation of 63 m (207 ft).

History[edit]

During the British Raj Athagad was the capital of Athgarh State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency.[2]

The Rajguru of Athgarh lived near Gada (rani mahal). Rulers of Athgarh

   1681 - 1709 Karan Narayana Bawarta Patnaik
   1709 - 1741 Karan Rama Krishna Bawarta Patnaik
   1741 - 1771 Karan Debia Singh Bawarta Patnaik
   1771 - 1821 Karan Gopinath Bawarta Patnaik
   1821 - 1825 Karan Krishna Chandra Bawarta Patnaik
   1825 - 1837 Karan Rama Chandra Bawarta
   1837 - 1862 Karan Bhubaneswar Bawarta Patnaik
   1862 - 1869 Karan Jagunath Bawarta Patnaik II (d. 1869)
   1869 - 1893 Karan Bhagirathi Bawarta Patnaik (b. c.1844 - d. 1893)
   1893 - 25 Jan 1896 Karan Raghunath Bawarta Patnaik (b. 1865 - d. 1896)
   25 Jan 1896 - 22 Jun 1918 Karan Vishvanath Bawarta Patnaik (b. 1885 - d. 1918)
   25 Jan 1896 - 1908 .... -Regent
   22 Jun 1918 - 15 Aug 1947 Karan Radhanath Bawarta Patnaik 
   22 Jun 1918 - 5 Sep 1932

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Athagad had a population of 15,850. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Athagad has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Blocks[edit]

  • Athagad

Narasinghpur

Economy[edit]

Some large and medium scale industries have established their base in the area. Some of them are

T.S. Alloy

KVK Nilachal Power (P) Ltd.

Aarati steel

Maheswari Ispat Pvt Ltd

Pradhan Steel & Power Ltd

Amtek Metal &Mining Ltd

Visa Power

Arati Steel Ltd(power plant)

Famous Places[edit]

Dhabaleswar

Bhattarika Temple

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Athgarh Assembly Constituency is Ranendra Pratap Swain, who won the seat in State elections of 2004 and also in 2000 representing BJD and as a JD candidate in 1995 and 1990. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Janaki Ballabh Patnaik of INC who won this seat in 1985, Rasananda Sahoo of INC(I) in 1980, and Rasmanjari Devi of JNP in 1977.[4]

Athgarh is part of Cuttack (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Athagad
  2. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 47-Athgarh Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  5. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-24.