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A civil unrest incident occurred on 1 December, 2004, when the police led an attack on a demonstration in the village of Kucheipadar, near the proposed aluminum plant of Utkal Alumina International Limited at Doraguda.
The nearest railway station is Bhalumaska and the nearest Airport is Jeypore.
Kashipur is surrounded by dense forests, and numerous cliffs, providing natural resources and scenic beauty. Cherkata waterfall is about 10 km from the township. Derakona waterfall is around 20 km away in the densely forested Sunger area, a proposed site of L&T Ltd. factories.
Government facilities include:
- Block Headquarters office
- Police Station (Thana)
- Tahasil Office
- Post Office
- Community Health Centre (CHC)
- Lord Jagannath temple at the King's old palace.
- Maa Manikeswari temple
- Maa Thakurani temple
- Lord Shiva temple
- Lord Hanuman Temple
Rath-yatra (The Cart Festival) attracts around 50,000 people celebrated in the Hindu Month of Ashadha (mid June – mid July).
During October, Dusshera Puja is celebrated. On the day of Vijayadashami there is a tradition of Lakha Mara (adopted for Maa Manikeswari from Kalahandi's Tradition)
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