Tikabali

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Tikabali
town
Country  India
State Odisha
District Kandhamal
Population
 • Total 46,701(2,001) Block
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 762010
Telephone code 06847
Vehicle registration OD-12
Coastline 100 kilometres (62 mi)
Nearest city Phulbani/Brahmapur/Bhubaneswar
Sex ratio 1000/1017 (M/F) /
Avg. summer temperature 42 °C (108 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 3 °C (37 °F)
Website odisha.gov.in

Tikabali is a small town in Kandhamal district, a central district of Odisha state in India. The tribal town having an approximate population of 10,000 is famous for Turmeric trading. As a business centre, its economy is boomed and boosted by A.M.C.S., a co-operative society helping tribal people getting value for their tribal collections. At present, AMCS is dead for more than seven years and the working of AMCS is affected due to that the local tribes are affected but some youths of Tikabali town are trying to once again starting the working of AMCS.

Recently a tehsil office has been established by the revenue department of Orissa. The town holds a weekly market on every Friday. That day people from the nearby localities attend the weekly market. The weekly market is regulated by the R.M.C. (Regulating Marketing Committee).

A 30-bed Community Health Center is the only health centre for the highly Malaria-prone locality. People from near by blocks like chakapada, Udayagiri, Raikia use to depend on this hospital for its extraordinary services by the doctors and staffs.

Education[edit]

D.I.E.T, A.M.C.S. College, Govt. High School and few Primary Schools are the educational arrangements in the location. There is only one English Medium School named as Kalinga Sisu Bihar On High rate on student not satisfied with us Saraswati shishu mandir is also providing its services of education in this small town in a decent way.

Communication[edit]

This place is well connected by well maintained road service. A number of buses ply to and from Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Phulbani via Tikabali. Recently theVijayawada-Ranchi corridor highway which passes through this town is completed. It has considerably enhanced the status of road communication in the area.

Telecom[edit]

Mobile communication service of all major national players are available Omm Sai Mobile care Main Road to tikabali Mobile repairing and hardware software avialible here .

Tourism[edit]

Dungi is a nearby village where multiple temples of Lord Shiva are located. Another famous Shiva shrine known as Birupakshya Temple is situated at Chakapad. It is about 19 kilometres from Tikabali. With united efforts the inhabitants of Tikabali have constructed a Jagannath temple in the heart of the town. This temple is located on a scenic hill-top that overlooks the town. Religious clashes between Hindu Fundamentalists and Converted Christians in the year 2008 earned some bad name to the village.However, collective efforts from both the communities has now restored peace in this naturally beautiful hilly lands.

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