Nuapada is a district in Odisha state in India. Nuapada town is the headquarters of the district. It has 1 Subdivision: Nuapada; five blocks: Khariar, Sinapali, Boden Block, Komna, and Nuapada. Nuapada District has 3 Notified Area Councils: Khariar, Khariar Road, and Nuapada; and 6 .
Major Cities, Towns, and Villages of Nuapada District
The District of Nuapada was a part of Kalahandi district until early March 1993, but for administrative convenience, Kalahandi District was divided into two parts — Kalahandi and Nuapada vide State Government Notification No. DRC-44/93/14218/R dated 27 March 1993. Nuapada District now comprises one sub-division Nuapada, six
(Nuapada, Komana, Khariar, Sinapalli, Boden and jonk) and five community development blocks (Khariar, Sinapalli, Boden, Nuapada and Komna).
Nuapada district is in the western part of Odisha, lying between latitude 20° 0' N and 21° 5' and between longitude 82° 20' E and 82° 40' E. Its boundaries extend in the north, west and south to Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh
and in the east to Bargarh district
, Balangir and Kalahandi districts. The district has an area of 3407.5 km² and the administrative headquarters is located at Nuapada.
The plains of Nuapada subdivision are fringed by rugged hill ranges stretching southward, which belong to the main line of the Eastern Ghats and contain extensive plateaus of about 4000 ft (1200 m) in elevation.
Due to the conspicuous absence of any industry, the economy revolves around agricultural activities. Three major irrigation projects — the Upper Jonk, the Sunder dam, and the upcoming Lower Indira Irrigation Project — provide support to 45,000 acres of land. Rice is the main crop in the entire district. Other crops like corn (maize), cotton, and onion make up a major share of crops under cultivation. More than 10,000 households migrate to other states in search of better employment opportunities every year after the harvesting season is over. Though the district is tops in MGNREGS implementation, the advance provided by labor contractors before Nuakhai festival lure ignorant laborers into the plot. Due to unregistered and uninformed migration, protection of migrant laborers has become a challenge to the government. In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Nuapada 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).]
According to the 2011 Indian census, Nuapada district has a population of 610,382
roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands or the US state of Wyoming. This gives it a ranking of 524th in India (out of a total of 640). [ The district has a population density of .] [ Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 14.28%.] [ Nuapada has a sex ratio of 1020 females for every 1000 males,] [ and a literacy rate of 58.2%.] [
At the time of the 2011 census, 81.75% of the population in the district spoke Odia language and 16.98% Chhattisgarhi as their first language.
[ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue]
Vidhan Sabha constituencies
The following are the two Vidhan Sabha constituencies
[ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent] [ Seats of Odisha] of Nuapada district and the elected members of that area.
Schools & Colleges
Khariar Autonomous College, Khariar
Model Degree College, Khariar
Delhi Public School Khariar Road - Nuapada
Kendra Vidyalaya Nuapada
Navodaya Vidyalaya Tarbod
Gyanjyoti Kr Vidyalaya
National High school
Odisha Adarsha vidyalaya - Nuapada
Western Odisha Residential Public School - Khariar
Kendriya Vidyalaya Khariar
Raja A.T. High School Khariar
Model School, Badi Khariar
Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya - Jhagrahi Komna
Panchayat Samiti Junior College Komna
Panchayat Samiti Degree College Komna
Panchayat Samiti Junior College Budhikomna - Komna
Shree Sai Junior college Kurumpuri - Komna
Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre Komna
J.M. High School Komna
Krishna Public School Komna
Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir Komna