Bijepur

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This article is about the village in Odisha, India. For its namesake village, see Bijepur.
Bijepur (Oriya: ବିଜେପୁର)
Town/Village
Bijepur (Oriya: ବିଜେପୁର) is located in Odisha
Bijepur (Oriya: ବିଜେପୁର)
Bijepur (Oriya: ବିଜେପୁର)
Location in Bargarh, Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°07′N 83°17′E / 21.12°N 83.28°E / 21.12; 83.28Coordinates: 21°07′N 83°17′E / 21.12°N 83.28°E / 21.12; 83.28
Country  India
State Odisha
District Bargarh
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (N/A)
 • Total Approximate population for 7 km radius: 31,253
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768032
Website N/A

Bijepur (Oriya: ବିଜେପୁର), is a town and a block in Bargarh district in the state of Odisha, India.

Bijepur is inhabited mostly by S.C., S.T. and OBC. Population Who depend upon agriculture as the source of livelihood.

Geography[edit]

Bijepur is a populated place in the region of western Odisha, the country of India with an average elevation of 189 meter above sea level. Which is situated in Padampur sub-division and about 26 KM south-east of Bargarh town. The area is mildly densely populated with 253 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 0:42 hour by local transportation.

An estimated 5.45% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 118 per 1,000 births. Near By Villages of this Village with distance are Jaring (2.4 k.m.), Kanapali (3.8 k.m.), Pada (5.4 k.m.), Bandhpali (5.4 k.m.), Pahandi (7.5 k.m.). Nearest Towns are Bijepur (0 k.m.), Barpali (12.1 k.m.), Sohella (12.5 k.m.), Bargarh (26.7 k.m.), Badbausen, Badbramahani, Bairakhapali, Beniachal, Bhatigaon, Bijepur..... are the villages along with this village in the same Bijepur Tehsil.

History & Zamindari[edit]

Bijepur zamidar house

Bijepur was the erstwhile headquarters of a Zamindari known as Uttal-Baisi. Bijepur is renowned for its shawls, garments, bedsheets and traditional mats. Bijepur, A zamindari in the Bargarh, extending over 83 square miles. It was originally a Gond chiefship, but Maharaj Sai, the then Itaja of Sambalpur, made a grant of it to one Gopi Kulta as a reward for loyal .service. Subsequently, the grant was confirmed by the British Government, in recognition of services rendered during the rebellion of Surendra Sai, at a quit-rent of Its. 350 fixed for a term of 40 years. That term expired in 1903, and a takoli or feudal tribute of Its. 1,600 has now been fixed. The net income is Its. 5,443. The proprietor of the estate is Babu Shankarshan Gartia, who exorcises third-class magisterial i.owers. The title of Garlitia was conferred on his ancestor in recognition of the aid ho rendered to Major ltoughsedge about 80 years ago when marching against the rebellious zamindars of Borasambar.

This zamindari is also called Uttal-Baisi. It is said that before the grant to Gopi Kulta there were two Gond zamindaris, one of which was called Uttal with headquarters at Talpadar, a village in Bijepur, where there was a fort called the Uttal fort; while the other, consisting of 22 villages, with headquarters at Bijepur, was called Baisi. The headquarters of the zamindari are at Bijepur,

Nature[edit]

Bijepur Rapta

Bijepur has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is totally cultivated, not much natural vegetation is left. The landscape is mostly covered with irrigated croplands. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), with a subtropical moist forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in lixisols (lx), soil with clay-enriched lower horizon, low cec, and high saturation of bases.

Natural hazards[edit]

Bijepur can have low impact (v or less) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurrences at <5 Richter. When an earthquake occurs, it may be felt indoors by many people, outdoors by a few people during the day. At night, some people may be awakened. There is a medium-high occurrence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is medium. There is a low chance of cyclones hitting Bijepur.

Demographics[edit]

As of India census, Bijepur had a population of 31253 (Approximate population for 7 km radius). Males constitute 50% of the population and females also 50%. Bijepur has an average literacy rate of 53%, less than the national average of 59.5%. Other than the Sambalpuri(Kosali) speaking people who form the majority. Within the Sambalpuri speaking population, the major communities are Kuiltas, Dumals Agharias, Bhulias/Mehers (the weavers), Brahmins etc. Kuiltas and Dumals are presumed to be an offshoot of the original Chasa(agrarian) community and is synonymous with the Khandayats of the coastal region. This is evident by the striking similarity of rituals and the gods they pray. Bhulias were migrated to and settled in this region by some rulers, but the exact time period is controversial. Agharias were migrated from the mughal empire of Agra for establishing a cultivator community during war when Kuiltas were assigned the duty of part-time Kshatriyas.[citation needed] Sambalpuri is the language for communication. Oriya and English are used for official purposes and for higher education.

Culture[edit]

Kalas Yatra

Nuakhai (Nabarna) is the main festival of Bijepur. Bijepur celebrates Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Ananta Puja, Car Festival (Ratha Yatra), Ram Leela & Krishna every year. Krishna is an open stage dramatization with virtually the whole town as a stage, with the universal theme of ‘triumph of good over evil’. It depicts the mythological story of Krishna starting from marriage of his parents till the death of Kansa, the evil king. For this whole period, the town turns into the mythological city of Mathura with Kansa (played by an artist) ‘ruling’ over it.

Shopping[edit]

Bijepur has many shopping places in town. Beauty Collection is famous for its retail garment section. Daily market on Bijepur witnesses a large number of people for shopping fresh vegetables.

One will find garments for quite reasonable price in BIjepur market. Chaulbara (rice pakoda) is a delicious dish, On roadsides, yummy chat, panipuri, samosa is always available.

Economics[edit]

The economy of Bijepur is largely dependent on agricultural products. The daily vegetable market of Bijepur is claimed to be the largest vegetable origin in this Block. "SAMBALPURI SAREES" originated from Here. Ikkat Hand wooven sarees and other Sambalpuri clothes are made in Bijepur.

Schools and college in Bijepur[edit]

Govt. High School, Bijepur
  1. Bijepur Cllege, Bijepur
  2. Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir
  3. Govt. Girls High School
  4. Govt. High School
  5. Arobinda Inter Education
  6. Sankarshan Govt. UP SChool
  7. Boys Primary school
  8. Girls UG UP school
  9. Ananda Marga

Bijepur Degree College, Bijepur[edit]

Bijepur College, Bijepur

Bijepur (Degree) College, Bijepur, in the district of Bargarh, was established in the year 1990 to provide Higher Education to the people of this locality. Before the establishment of this college only the privileged few were pursuing their education out side and the poor were compelled to close their studies at H.S.C. Or +2 level.

Indian freedom fighter[edit]

Parbati Giri, nicknamed as the Mother Teresa of Western Odisha, was a prominent female freedom fighter from Odisha, India. The women freedom fighters of Odisha played a significant role in the Indian Freedom Struggle. Giri was born in Samlaipadar village near Bijepur of the present Bargarh district and undivided Sambalpur district in 19 January 1926. Due to her anti-British government activities, she was imprisoned for two years. Parbati Giri was just 16 when she was in the forefront of agitation following Mahatma Gandhi’s “Quit India” call. She continued to serve the nation socially after independence. She opened an orphanage at Paikmal village and devoted rest of her life for the welfare of orphans.

Bijepur Tehsil[edit]

List Of Villages in Bijepur[edit]

Badbausen Badbramahani Bairakhapali Beniachal Bhatigaon Bijepur Budapali Buromunda
Charpali Ganthiapali Jaring Jokhipali Kharmunda Laumunda M.srigida Pada
Pahandi Patharala Saipali Samaleipadar Sanbausen Surubali T.gendapali Talapadar

List of sub villages in Bijepur[edit]

Ailpur Aimal Arda B Nuapali Badipali Balanda Bandupali Banjidungri
Barangabahal Barguda Barkani Barmunda Baunsanpola Bhalubahal Bhalupali Bhatibahali
Bhetiapadar Bhoipali Bhoiropur Billeipali Brahmanipali Budhadhara Cherangamunda Darlipali
Deheripali Dhumapali Gudimunda J Sirigida Jalpali Jampali Jhirlipali K Gandpali
K Nuapali Kalangadera Kalangapali Kandhara Kandihi Kanpuri Karle Karnapa
Katapali Keseipali Keutipali Khaliapali Khanda Khuntpali Kurkuta Kurlamunda
Lemdhar Litipali Luhurapali M Gandpali Mahaberna Mahulpali Majhipali Manikchoura
Manoharpali Manpur Masanabahal Muindomahul P Gandapali Phulerpali Pipilipali Pradhanmal
Purna Putka Putkigrinjel Rangamatia Ranimal Rengalipali Sadhupali Saledamki
Sandibahal Sargipali Satbandh Tangrupadar Tengra Tuhilamal

As per census[edit]

1991[edit]

Block Population Education Medical Facility Drinking water Post & Telegraph Market Approach road Pucca road Power supply
Bijepur 84568 84084 54021 84568 33056 22014 27409 18368 75194

2001[edit]

BLOCK Geog Area (km2) No of House holds No of Villages Population SC population ST population
BIJEPUR 323.94 23135 110 95843 18918 12841

Election results[edit]

2009/general[edit]

Name Party Votes
Subal sahu Congress 56862 (Elected)
Prabhat Aditya Mishra BJD 47893
Mohambad Rafik BJP 19493
Milan Maharam BSP 5646
Kuberjal Yadab JDU 1738
Narendra Kumar Hota KKD 2257
Shakuntala Mohapatra Independent 5124

Politicians[edit]

Year Category Name Party Votes
1961 Mohan Nag Congress 7965
1967 Mohan Nag Congress 9169
1971 Tribikram Mallik Congress Rama 7797
1974 General Gananath Pradhan Utkal Congress 19755
1977 General Nityanand Gartia Janata Party 26498
1980 General Rajib Lochan Hota Congress E 23656
1985 General NIkunja Bihari singh Janata Party 33691
1990 General NIkunja Bihari singh J D 48934
1991 Kishorimani Singh J D 44756
1995 General Ripunath Seth Congress 40813
2000 General Ashok Kumar Panigrahi BJD 57298
2004 Subal Sahu Congress 66407
2009 General Subal Sahu Congress 56862

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.maplandia.com/india/orissa/sambalpur/bijepur/
  2. http://www.onefivenine.com/india/villag/Bargarh/Bijepur
  3. http://www.naveenpatnaik.com/Bijepur-Block-nac-municipality-27.html
  4. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/21/Bijepur.html