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Deogarh district

Deogarh district was newly created on 01.01.1994, being bifurcated from Sambalpur District. It forms part of the old Bamara State (Deogarh Sub-Division). It is situated in the western region of the state having its Head Quarter at Deogarh. This District is entirely of hilly tract. The Hill system of Deogarh has been categorized mainly under four ranges such as

The Khajuria Range on the north running from West-East in Badbar-Pragana of Deogarh Police Station having a maximum height of 745 Metres.

The Pradhanpat & Kaidanta Ranges having maximum height of 743 Metres and 816 Metres on the North.

The Pawri Range on the eastern side of the River Brahmani which is 678 Metres in height.

The Ushakothi Range in Kansar & Reamal Police Stations. The hill ranges have elevation ranging from 610 Metres to 762 Metres from the mean Sea Levels.


How to reach

By Air

The nearest Airports for visiting places of interest in Deogarh District are at Bhubaneswar (280 KMs.) and Raipur (376 KMs.).

By Train

The nearest rail heads for Deogarh are at Sambalpur (90 KMs.), Bamra on the Nagpur-Hawrah Section of South Eastern Railway (103 KM), Jharsuguda (98 KMs.) and Rourkela (115 KMs.)

By Road

Deogarh Town is 90 K.Ms. to the east of Sambalpur Town on N.H.-6. National Highway No.6 passes through the district acts as the main artery of inter-regional trade and other links. It is 115 KMs. from Rourkela & 280 KMs. from Bhubaneswar.

Deogarh District at a glance :
Geographical Area 2781.66 sq. kms
Location 84 degree 30' N/S latitude &
21 degree 35' E/W Longitude
Population (2001 Census)
Male 1,38,913
Female 1,35,182
Total 2,74,095
Rural Population
Male 1,27,913
Female 1,26,097
Total 2,54,010
Urban Population 20,085
Minority Population
Christian 8,524
Muslims 314
Sikhs 39
Population of Scheduled Caste 31,285
Population of Scheduled Tribe 74,209
Density per Sq. Km. 93
Ratio of Male & Female
Male 1,000
Female 980
Administrative Set-up
Total B.P.L. Household 40,437
Sub-Division/Tehsil Deogarh
Police Station 1. Deogarh
2. Barkote
3. Reamal
4. Kundheigola
Blocks 1. Barkote
2. Reamal
3. Tileibani
Gram Panchayat (60 nos) 1. Barkote Block : 22
2. Reamal Block : 22
3. Tileibani Block : 16
No. of Assembly Constituency One (Deogarh A/C)
No. of Municipality One (Deogarh)
No. of Fire Station 2
Weather
District Rainfall (Annual)
(Normal State average-1482mm)
1,014.2 mm
Agriculture
Total cultivated area (In Hect.) 66,800
High : 34,356
Medium : 20,949
Low : 11,495
Total Paddy land (In Hect.) 38,000
High : 7,056
Medium : 19,449
Low : 11,495
Total Non-paddy land (In Hect.) 28,800
High : 27,300
Medium : 1,500
No. of Irrigation Projects 24 nos.
Medium : 01
Minor : 23
Total Irrigated area Ac.21,222.41
31.7%
Functioning of fair price shop 352 nos.
1. Deogarh Municipality : 19
2. Barkote Block : 152
3. Reamal Block : 115
4. Tileibani Block : 66
Education
Colleges 19 nos. (+2 = 13 nos., +3 = 6 nos.)
High Schools 64 nos.
M.E. Schools 105 nos.
Primary Schools 328 nos.
Secondary Training Education School 01 no.
S.T./S.C. Development Department
Sevashramas 05 nos.
Ashram School 02 nos.
High School 01 no.
Literacy As Per 2001 Census
Male 73.79
Female 47.56
Medical & Public Health
Hospitals 1
C.H.Cs. 2
P.H.Cs. 2
P.H.C. (New) 7
Ayurvedic Dispensaries 3
Homeopathic Dispensaries 3
Forest
Reserved Forest area 1560.22 Sq.Km. (This is 2.67% to State total )
Area covered under U.D.F 53776.800 Hects.
Area covered under D.P.F 17603.000 Hects.
Soil Sandy loan
Red Soil
Comunication (In K.M.)
National Highway 204
State Highway 104
Major District Road 06
Classified Village Road 100
Village Road 553
Gram Panchayat Road 2,891
Forest Road 98