Malkangiri district

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Malkangiri
Malkangiri dam
Malkangiri dam
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 18°15′N 82°08′E / 18.25°N 82.13°E / 18.25; 82.13Coordinates: 18°15′N 82°08′E / 18.25°N 82.13°E / 18.25; 82.13
CountryIndia
StateOdisha
HeadquartersMalkangiri
Government
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Manish Agarwal, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceShri Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari, IPS
Area
 • Total5,791 km2 (2,236 sq mi)
Elevation
195 m (640 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total613,192
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
764 xxx
Vehicle registrationOD-30
Sex ratio1.004 /
Literacy49.49%[1]
Lok Sabha constituencyNabarangpur(ST)
Vidhan Sabha constituency2
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,700 millimetres (67 in)
Avg. summer temperature47 °C (117 °F)
Avg. winter temperature13 °C (55 °F)
Websitemalkangiri.nic.in

Malkangiri district is the southwesternmost district of the state of Odisha. It has two Vidhan sabha constituencies and has more than 600,000 population.

Administrative setup[edit]

There are 07 Blocks and 07 Tahasils under one Sub-Division in Malkangiri district are listed in the following table.

07 Blocks and 07 Tahasils
# 07 Blocks 07 Tahasils
1 Malkangiri Malkangiri
2 Mathili Mathili
3 Khairput Khairput
4 Chitrakonda Chitrakonda
5 Korukonda Kudumulgumma
6 Kalimela Kalimela
7 Podia Motu


There are 12 Police Stations under two Police Sub-Divisions in Malkangiri district are listed in the following table.

12 Police Stations
Malkangiri Police Sub-Division Chitrakonda Police Sub-Division
1 Malkangiri P.S. Chitrakonda P.S.
2 Mathili P.S. Mudulipada P.S.
3 Podia P.S. Orkel P.S.
4 Kalimela P.S. Jodamba P.S.
5 M.V. 79 P.S. Papermetla P.S.
6 Motu P.S.
7 Energy P.S., Malkangiri

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Malkangiri one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Malkangiri district has a population of 613,192,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[4] or the US state of Vermont.[5] This gives it a ranking of 523rd in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 106 inhabitants per square kilometre (270/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.53%.[3] Malkangiri has a sex ratio of 1016 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 49.49%.[3]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 41.99% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 23.40% Koya, 21.48% Bengali, 2.97% Telugu, 2.59% Kuvi, 1.36% Halbi, 0.59% Gutob, 0.52% Hindi and 0.49% Santali as their first language.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
190158,275—    
191170,059+1.86%
192167,874−0.32%
193180,047+1.66%
194194,894+1.72%
1951106,637+1.17%
1961141,955+2.90%
1971268,865+6.60%
1981335,169+2.23%
1991422,326+2.34%
2001504,198+1.79%
2011613,192+1.98%
source:[7]

Politics[edit]

Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following is the 2 Vidhan sabha constituencies[8][9] of Malkangiri district and the elected members[10] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
146 Malkangiri ST Malkangiri (NAC), Kalimela, Malkangiri, Podia, Korukunda (part) Aditya Madhi BJP
147 Chitrakonda ST Balimela (NAC), Mathili, Kudumulugumma, Khairaput, Korukonda (part) Purna Chandra Baka BJD

Member of legislative assembly after 2019 elections[11]:-

Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 15th Assembly Party
146 Malkangiri ST Malkangiri (NAC), Kalimela, Malkangiri, Podia, Korukunda (part) Shri Aditya Madhi BJP
147 Chitrakonda ST Balimela (NAC), Mathili, Kudumulugumma, Khairaput, Korukonda (part) Shri Purna Chandra Baka BJD

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ordistricts.nic.in/district_profile/dist_glance.php
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Vermont 625,741
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  8. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  9. ^ Seats of Odisha
  10. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. Member Name
  11. ^ "Odisha Legislative Assembly". odishaassembly.nic.in. Retrieved 2020-07-02.

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