Asika

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Asika
Town

Nickname(s): The Sugar City &

Milk city
Asika is located in Odisha
Asika
Asika
Location in Odisha, India
Asika is located in India
Asika
Asika
Asika (India)
Coordinates: 19°36′N 84°39′E / 19.6°N 84.65°E / 19.6; 84.65Coordinates: 19°36′N 84°39′E / 19.6°N 84.65°E / 19.6; 84.65
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Government
 • Member of Parliament Ladu Kishore Swain, (BJD)
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Debaraj Mohanty , (BJD)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,718
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761110
Telephone code 06822
Vehicle registration
  • OR-07
  • OD-07

Asika is a town and a Notified Area Council in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

Asika is located at 19°36′N 84°39′E / 19.6°N 84.65°E / 19.6; 84.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 30 metres (98 feet). It is situated at a distance of 40 km from Brahmapur on South, 35 km from Bhanjanagar on the North at the confluence of Rivers Rushikulya and Badanadi. NH-59 (Gopalpur-Ahmedabad) passes through this city.

Industries[edit]

  • Asika Sugar Factory- 1st Sugar Factory established in 1824.
  • Asika Spinning Mill

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Asika had a population of 20,739 (third largest city in Ganjam dist after Brahmapur and Hinjilicut). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Asika 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. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

ASIKA sugar factory is the 1st sugar factory in Asia. This is one of the oldest in India build by Minchin Saheb in British time. Along with the factory at Nellikuppam near Cuddalore, it was managed by Parry and Co. Due to this factory the Asika Town is known as Sugar City.

When one thinks of Asika Cooperative Sugar Industries Ltd., many things come to memory, its history, the pioneers in the field, the hardy local farmers, its workmen, the dedicated bureaucrats, the support it got at highest levels, the institutional infrastructure that helped, and how it overcame so with a background of its heritage of being the story of sugar in Asia and the place where Asia's 1st Sugar Factory was established in 1824.

The jaggery mill which was started in the year 1848 by the name "Asika Sugar Works and Distillery Ltd." by 'Parry and Co. Madras' which met with huge losses for lack of supervision and other transport bottlenecks. Thereafter, Fredrick Josheph Vivian Minchin, the Book Keeper of Biny & Co. purchased the said factory and with the new Sugar Technology obtained from Germany designed and rebuilt the factory in 1856.

Temples[edit]

  • Khambeswari Goddess
  • Jaganatha Temple(Nuagam)
  • Kali Mandir (Nuagam)
  • BHagabat Mandir (Nuagam)
  • Radha Krushna Mandir (Nuagam)
  • Ram Mandir (Nuagam)
  • Pudageswar
  • Subarneswar
  • Nilakantheswar
  • Satyanarayan
  • Karanjei Goddess
  • Balunkeswar
  • Tirupati Balaji
  • Ram Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Maa Kali
  • Maa Kalimukhi
  • Narshinha
  • Maa Thakurani near Gondopuli
  • Jama Masjid
  • jaganath temple main road kalasanadh pur
  • hunuman temple main road kalasandh pur
  • Radha Krishna Temple (Banibihar, Aska)
  • Sai Mandira
  • Maa kankana devi temple,(Bhetanai)

Education[edit]

School[edit]

College[edit]

  • Asika Science College, Asika
  • Binayak Acharya College, Asika
  • Niranjan Women's College, Asika
  • Mac Mickle Sanskrit College, Asika

=Education institutes(computer)[edit]

  • Inventive computer education, college square, Aska

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Asika Assembly Constituency is Debaraj Mohanty of BJD. Previous MLAs from this seat were Saroj Kumar Padhy, who won the seat as an independent candidate in State elections of 2004, Debaraj Mohanty of BJD who won this seat in 2000, Usharani Panda of INC in 1995, Duti Krushna Panda of CPI in 1990, Raghaba Parida who won representing INC in 1985 and as a candidate of INC(I) in 1980, and Harihar Swain of JNP in 1977.[3]

Asika is part of Aska (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Asika
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 68-Aska Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-25. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25.