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Jharsuguda railway station
Location in Odisha, India
|• Member of Lok Sabha||Dr.Pravas Kumar Singh|
|• Total||2,081 km2 (803 sq mi)|
|• Density||245/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Sambalpur, Rourkela|
|Sex ratio||1.057 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bargarh|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||2, 1.Brajarajnagar, 2.Jharsuguda|
|Precipitation||1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)|
|Avg. summer temperature||46.7 °C (116.1 °F)|
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Jharsuguda is a district in Odisha, India with Jharsuguda town as its headquarters. The district once had an airport during World War II. This region is rich in coal and other mineral reserves. Of late, many small and medium scale iron and steel units have been set up in the vicinity of Jharsuguda town, giving impetus to the industrial growth of the district.
There are lot of Coal mines situated in this area.
Brajrajnagar is an industrial town, being of the prime location for Open Cast Coal Mine of Ib Valley Coalfield of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. Brajrajnagar also boasts of a large scale paper mill, i.e., Orient Paper Mills of the Birla Group of Industries. However, this mill has been defunct for more than a decade now.[when?] Brajrajnagar is also a tourist hub as there are a lot of big temples like Brajeswari temple near railway station, Ramchandi Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Shiv Mandir in Lamtibahal, Shani Mandir in college road, Mukteswar Temple in hill top colony, Shiv Mandir in Rampur as well as Shiv Temple of G.M. Office, Aditya Mandir in jharsuguda road, Mangala and Tarini Mandir in college road.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Jharsuguda one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Belpahar sub-division includes 12 villages and two town. The most populous village is Chhualiberna. The main festival of Chhualiberna is Narsingh Puja which held on month of December. Brajrajnagar is also famous of rampur's ramchandi mandir bank of ib river, rampur colliery is famous for oldest coal mines in India, another one most popular gram panchayat is hirma, which is under jharsuguda block, its 10 km from dist, headquarter, and the main festival is samalei bali jatra (kandagarh)and election.
According to the 2011 census Jharsuguda district has a population of 579,499, roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands or the US state of Wyoming. This gives it a ranking of 530th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 274 inhabitants per square kilometre (710/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 13.69%. Jharsuguda has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 78.36%.
Vidhan sabha constituencies
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|6||Brajarajnagar||None||Brajarajnagar (M), Belpahar (NAC), Lakhanpur, Jharsuguda (part)||Radharani Panda||BJP|
|7||Jharsuguda||None||Jharsuguda (M), Kirmira, Laikera, Kolabira, Jharsuguda (Part)||Naba Kishore Das||INC|
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Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
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- Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
- Seats of Odisha
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