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Joida is a small town in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. The town is the headquarters of the eponymous taluk, lying in the Uttara Kannada district. Located close to Ambikanagar, Joida is also called Supa by locals. KPCL maintains the Supa Dam, which straddles the Kali River nearby.
Joida is 22 km from Dandeli. Although it is a taluk, it is still underdeveloped, with the forest surrounding most of the town. Joida taluk has some facilities such as schools, Hospital, Colleges etc., The Govt. First Grade College Joida having B.A. courses, and there is a Govt. Polytechnic College have Mech.,Civil Engg, E&C Engg, and Computer Sc. courses too.
Konkani is spoken as a local language in Joida. Kannada, being the state language is also implemented so spoken (by 35% of the population). Marathi is widely understood in Joida due to the prevalence of Marathi literature and arts in the area. Urdu and English are also used in social communication.
There is a substantial amount of Chardo families in this area as they had migrated due to the persecution of the Portuguese in Goa.
Uttara Kannada district was a part of Bombay Presidency during the British rule. Before reorganization of the States, the district was in Bombay State. The local Konkani-speaking people had close connections with Mumbai then. They had matrimonial relations also with the people in Bombay. Many Marathi-medium schools had also been established in Karwar and Joida taluks. Marathi films were released often in Karwar. The visit of Marathi drama troupes from Mumbai and Pune was an annual feature. However, Konkani-speaking people were disenchanted when Marathis began to claim that Konkani was a dialect of Marathi. They disputed it and asserted that Konkani had independent status as a language. It was the Konkani-speaking people led by late P.S. Kamat who argued before Mahajan Commission that Karwar was an integral part of Karnataka.
News and media
The Kali News is one of the major local newspapers in the region.
Prof Abhinandan Ballary is a famous Poet & Lecturer who worked in Joida From 2011-2013 . His Contribution to the rural area in education field is admirable . Prof Chandrashekar is the Principal of the Government Polytechnic situated here . This Polytechnic has a good infrastructure & students come from various parts of the District to study here.
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