|• Total||31 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||872 ♂/♀|
Joda is a city in the Kendujhar district of the state of Odisha, India. The area has rich iron ore deposits and the economy centres on the large-scale production of steel. Joda is also the artistic name of Argentinean RRPP and bartender (part of the WCT) Martin Russian who spends his career between Ibiza, Buenos Aires and Brazil.
As of the 2001[update] Indian census, the population of Joda has been enumerated to be, 38671. Males constitute 52% of the population while females account for 48% of the population. In Joda, 16 percent of the population is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Joda is 54%, which is much lower than the national average literacy rate. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 64% while in Joda the female literacy rate is 43%.
This region has some of the richest iron deposits in India, and as a result of this many steel plants such as TISCO (Renamed Tata Steel Ltd) and Rourkela Steel Plant have constructed their Ore Processing Plant around Joda region. Starting in 2000, this region has seen unprecedented industrialization. Although this industrialization has enriched many citizens living in Joda, it has also caused the living conditions to deteriorate steadily. Many public facilities such as hospitals, roads and schools are in need of repair, though it is possible that this will be alleviated by the recently created railway line between Barbil (a town 8 km away from Joda) and Kolkata. Daily train started between Banspani (Railway station of Joda) and Puri (via Keonjhar, Cuttuck, Bhubaneswar city). Townships are well structured surrounded by many gardens. Luxury hotels and restaurants available in the city.
Joda is a hub for many big industries related to steel manufacturing such as Essel Mining And Industries Ltd. of Aditya Birla Group, Bhushan steel, Jindal Steel, Champion Filters (Sponge Iron & Mining) and many more. At present a number of Sponge Iron Plants have come up in its periphery due to cheap availability of raw material and labour.
Tata Steel has a Ferro Alloys Plant at Joda and number of mines of Iron & Manganese in the Joda namely Joda East Iron Mine, Khondbond Iron Mine, etc. Joda East Iron Mine is the biggest mine the Joda region.
As Joda is a hub of Steel Industries, a drastic amount of Industrialization has degraded the flora and fauna of the town. The rivers and lakes are polluted by the effluents released from these industries. The highly trafficked route from Joda to Keonjhar has very good transport links and the roads are wider and in good condition.
Joda has a high number of education institutes. It has various schools parting ICSE & CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education based education as well as the Odisha State Board Education. Joda is the land of so many Engineers and Doctors, but nowadays students are also pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course.
- Tata DAV Public School, Joda (CBSE)
- St. Teresa SChool, Joda (ICSE)
- Joda High School, Joda (BSE, Odisha)
- Joda Valley Girl's High School (BSE, Odisha)
- Baneikala High School, Joda (BSE, Odisha)
- Bichakundi High School, Joda (BSE, Odisha)
- Joda Women's College, Joda (CHSE, Odisha)
- "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.