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Nuapada is a district in state in . town is the headquarters of the district. It has 1 Subdivision: ; five blocks: , , , Komna, and . Nuapada District has 3 Notified Area Councils: , , and ; and 6 .


Major Cities, Towns, and Villages of Nuapada District


History
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).


Geography
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 and in the east to , 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.


Economy
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).


Demographics
According to the 2011 Indian census, Nuapada district has a population of 610,382 roughly equal to the nation of or the US state of . 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 and 16.98% as their first language. 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue


Politics

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


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