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Damanjodi is a small town in the Koraput district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is primarily a hilly area with a sparse population. The vast majority of the population of Damanjodi is made up of the employees of National Aluminium Company (NALCO), Asia's largest, and the world's seventh largest, producer of aluminium. The population is cosmopolitan as the employees come from all parts of the country.
Damanjodi is in a valley situated among the Panchpatmali Hills.
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) is Asia's largest integrated aluminium complex, encompassing bauxite mining (known as the Panchapatmali mines), alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting, power generation, rail and port operations. "Panchpatmali Mines"(meaning : The Mine is surrounded by Five Hills) has a reserve of bauxite ore for about 120 years for the continuous production of alumina, and then aluminium. However, those estimations were based on an annual extraction of 240,000 tons of bauxite from the mines.
Damanjodi is made up of 3 regions or sectors. These sectors comprise housing quarters laid out in well-planned lanes and streets. Facilities include a well-developed water supply and treatment plant, NALCO's uninterrupted captive power supply, hospitals, nationalised banks with networked ATMs, two large co-operative stores, two market complexes, clubs, community centres, temples and a mosque. There are a number of hotels in and around the town. NALCO has two guest houses for visitors.
As of 2001[update] India census, Damanjodi had a population of 8475. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Damanjodi has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85% and, female literacy is 81%. In Damanjodi, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Saraswati Vidaya Mandir and Delhi Public School are two schools in this township providing primary education. In addition, there are private schools, the Shri Aurobindo Complete Study Circle and the Malushanta Govt. High School.
Damanjodi is well connected by local and government bus and rail services to the nearest town of Koraput, the larger town of Jeypore, the township of Sunabeda and the rest of Odisha. The rail connectivity has daily direct trains to the cities of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Howrah, Kolkata (West Bengal), and the capital city of Bhubaneshwar. The nearest airport is 4 hours away in the city of Visakhapatnam.
- "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.
- Delhi Public School
- Koraput travel guide from Wikivoyage