Jajpur District of Odisha at a Glance

About Jajpur District :

Jajpur District was formed by ‘Jajati Keshari’, the Somavanshi King in early 10th Century. The District takes its name from its head quarter town, Jajpur. The history of the Jajpur District from time immemorial is synonymous with the Biraja and Biraja Khetra. The Jajpur District came into being on 1st April 1993. Prior to that it was part of Cuttack District which divided into four Districts. The District is bounded by Keonjhar and Bhadrak Districts on its North, Cuttack on its South, Dhenkanal District on its East and Kendrapada District on its West.

The Jajpur District located in between 20 degree 30’ to 21 degree 10’ North Latitude and 85 degree 40’ to 86 degree 44’ East Longitude. The District covering an area of 2887.69 sq km is moderately populated having total population of 18,26,275 as per 2011 census.

As per the administration is concerned the Jajpur District has got one sub division namely Jajpur. There are 10 Tahsils, 10 Blocks, 311 G.Ps, 1781 Villages and 18 Police stations functioning in the District.

The climate of Jajpur District is normal as per Indian standards. All the seasons arrive in the District at their usual time. The District’s average height from the sea level is 331 mts and its average rain fall is 1014.5 mm. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are 38 degree C and 12 degree C respectively. Overall, the climate of the District is neither hotter nor cooler.

Economy of the District is agrarian in nature. Agriculture and mining play dominant role in the economy of the District . In recent years, Jajpur District has taken major strides in industrial development. The most industrially developed area of the district, Kalinga Nagar, is situated in Danagadi Block, where currently 4 small steel plants are operating and 9 more are on their way to start production. Big plants like Mesco, Neelachal Ispat, Maithan, Tata Steels, Brahmani Rever Pellets Limited and Jindal Stainless Limited have set up their operations here. Daitari mines are famous for the mining extracts, which the state exports to the outside world, thereby gaining substantial revenue.

Jajpur District is having the third best conditions for sustainable development in agriculture followed by Bargarh and Jagatsinghpur Districts. Rice is traditionally grown in two well defined seasons, namely kharif and dalua. Of these two, kharif (rainy) is the most important rice season. The kharif rice is the main crop, covering over 85 percent of the total rice area, and depends entirely on the southwest monsoon. It is sown in June and harvested in October–December, depending upon the duration of the cultivation and topography of the field. The dalua (summer) crop coincides with the dry season and depends entirely on irrigation. The source of irrigation water is tank. The dalua season stretches from December–January to April–May. Farmers grow only high–yielding varieties during this season.

The literacy rate of the Jajpur District is 80.44 percent. The District is proud of its many educational institutes, many of which have produced eminent scholars over the years. B.B. High School, Dasarathpur High School, N.C.College, V.N College, N.C College, Biraja Women’s College, Biraja Law College, B.S.College, Sukinda College, and A.P.College are some of the major educational institutes thriving on the principles of imparting quality education.

Tourist Places :

Geographical Area : 2,887.69 sq.km Area under Forest : 1453.22 sq.km 50.32 %
Population ( 2011 Census ) Total : 1,826,275 in %
Male : 926,012 50.70
Female : 900,263 49.30
Rural : 1,731,950 94.84
Urban : 94,325 5.16
Scheduled Caste : 373,513 20.45
Scheduled Caste Male : 190,976 51.13
Scheduled Caste Female : 182,537 48.87
Scheduled Tribe : 125,989 6.90
Scheduled Tribe Male : 64,198 50.96
Scheduled Tribe Female : 61,791 49.04
Population Density : 630 (Per sq.km)
Literacy Total Literate : 1,302,292 71.31
Literate Male : 714,650 54.88
Literate Female : 587,642 45.12
Total Illiterate : 523,983 28.69
Illiterate Male : 0 0.00
Illiterate Female : 0 0.00
Households Total Households : 407,851
Rural Households : 378,645 92.84
Urban Households : 29,206 7.16
BPL Households ( 1997 Census) : 169,595
SC/ST Households ( 2011 Census) :
Administrative Setup :
Administrative setup of the District
No. of Sub-Divisions : 1 No. of Tehsils : 10
No. of Municipalities/Corporation : 2 No. of N.A.Cs : 0
No. of Blocks : 10 No. of Police Stations : 18
No. of Gram Panchayats : 311 No. of Inhabited Villages : 1575
No. of Uninhabited Villages : 203 No. of villages : 1781

Tourist Places :

Biraja Khetra :

Biraja Temple or Viraja Kshetra , is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Jajpur district of Odisha, India. This present temple was built in 13th century. It is situated in the Jajpur township which is nearly 125 KM north from Bhubaneswar. The main idol is Devi Durga who is worshiped by the name Viraja.The idol is having two hands, in one hand she pierces the chest of Mahishasura with a spear and in other hand she pulls the tail of the Mahishasura.The Durga idol is standing on Lion in one leg and other leg is on Mahishasura chest.The Mahishasura is depicted as a Buffalo, not as regular human demon.The crown of Devi has symbol of Ganesha, Crescent moon and a Shivalinga.The temple covers a large area, and it has several Shiva linga and other deities. Jajpur is also known as Viraja Kshetra or Biraja Peetha.According to Skanda Purana,utkala khanda it washes all rajo guna of pilgrims. So called as Viraja or Biraja kshetra.The accommodation facility can be availed at Jajpur Road by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest bank located to this tourist place is S.B.I and a few nationalized banks which are located at Jajpur town. The common languages spoken in the area are Odia, Hindi and English. Head Quarter hospital Jajpur is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

Chandikhol :

Chandikhole is a town in Jajapur district, Odisha, India. The place has been named after Goddess Chandi worshipped by late monk Baba Bhairabananda Bramhachari who established the deity of Maa Chandi in one of the adjoining hills of Barunei full of dense forest and ferrocious animals in 1932.The accommodation facility can be availed at Chandikhol and Cuttack by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest bank located to this tourist place is S.B.I and a few nationalized banks which are located at Chandikhol. The common languages spoken in the area are Odia, Hindi and English. S.C.B Medical college Cuttack is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

Duburi :

Duburi is at a distance of 38 km from Chandikhol towards Daitari mines on Express Highway. It is going to be one of the most eminent cities of Odisha in the very near future as a number of steel plants have been established here. These are Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd., Jindal Stainless, Mesco Steels., VISA Steel and a few others. Also TATA group is going to build a huge plant here.The accommodation facility can be availed at Jajpur Road by hiring Hotels and Lodges. For financial purpose, the nearest bank located to this tourist place is S.B.I Duburi. The common languages spoken in the area are Odia, Hindi and English. PHC, Sukinda is nearer to the spot for accessing medical facilities. People wear light cotton in summer and woolen in winter.

 

State Kerala Government Who’s Who

The Government :

Governor

Justice P. Sathasivam

Took Office 5 September 2014

Chief Minister

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan

Took Office 25 May 2016
Party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Constituency Dharmadom

The Legislature

Honourable Speaker

P. Sreeramakrishnan

Took Office June 03, 2016
Party  Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Constituency Ponnani

 Honourable Deputy Speaker

Shri V.Sasi

Took Office  2016
Party  A.Velu,Sarada
Constituency  Chirayinkeezhu

Leader Of Opposition

Shri. Ramesh Chennitala

Took Office  29 May 2016
Party  Indian National Congress
Constituency

List of council ministers KERALA :

Sl. DEPARTMENTS Name of the Member & Photo
1 General Administration; All India Services; Planning and Economic Affairs; Science, Technology and Environment

Shri. PinarayiVijayan (Chief Minister)

2 Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes  and Backward Classes, Law, Culture and Parliamentary Affairs

Shri. A. K. Balan

3 Minister for Revenue and Housing

Shri. E. Chandrasekharan

4 Minister for Higher Education, Minority Welfare, Hajj and Wakf

Shri. K. T. Jaleel

5 Minister for Industries, Sports and Youth Affairs

Shri. E. P. Jayarajan

6 Minister for Co-operation, Tourism and Devaswoms

Shri. KadakampallySurendran

7 Minister for Water Resources

Shri. K.Krishnankutty

8 Minister for Electricity

Shri. M. M. Mani

9 Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry

Smt. J. MercykuttyAmma

10 Minister for Local Self Governments

Shri. A. C. Moideen

11 Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos

Adv. K. Raju

12 Minister for Ports, Museums, Archaeology and Archives

Shri. Ramachandran Kadannappally

13 Minister for Labour and Excise

Shri. T. P. Ramakrishnan

14 Minister for General Education

Prof C. Raveendranath

15 Minister for Transport

Shri. A. K. Saseendran

16 Minister for Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development

Smt. K. K. Shailaja Teacher

17 Minister for Public Works and Registration

Shri. G. Sudhakaran

18 Minister for Agriculture

Adv. V. S.  Sunil Kumar

19 Minister for Food and Civil Supplies

Shri. P. Thilothaman

20 Minister for Finance and Coir

Dr. T.M Thomas Isaac


List of Members of Parliament from Kerala (RajyaSabha-Upper House):

Sl. Name of the Member & Photo Political Party
1

Shri Abdul Wahab

Indian Union Muslim League
2

Shri A.K. Antony

Indian National Congress
3

Shri Elamaram Kareem

Communist Party of India (Marxist)
4

Shri Jose K. Mani

Kerala Congress (M)
5

Shri K.K. Ragesh

Communist Party of India (Marxist)
6

Shri Vayalar Ravi

Indian National Congress
7

Shri K. Somaprasad

Communist Party of India (Marxist)
8

Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar

Independent & Others
9

Shri BinoyViswam

Communist Party of India

List of Members of Parliament from Kerala (17 Term – Lok Sabha-Lower House):

Sl No. Constituency  Name Name of the Member & Photo Political Party
1 Alappuzha (Kerala)

Ariff, Adv. Abdul Majeed

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M))
2 Alathur (SC) (Kerala)

Haridas, Ms. Ramya

Indian National Congress (INC)
3 Attingal(Kerala)

Prakash, Adv. Adoor

Indian National Congress (INC)
4 Chalakudy (Kerala)

Benny, Shri Behanan

Indian National Congress (INC)
5 Ernakulam (Kerala)

Eden, Shri Hibi

Indian National Congress (INC)
6 Idukki (Kerala)

Kuriakose, Adv. Dean

Indian National Congress (INC)
7 Kannur (Kerala)

Sudhakaran, Shri Kumbakudi

Indian National Congress (INC)
8 Kasaragod (Kerala)

Unnithan, Shri Rajmohan

Indian National Congress (INC)
9 Kollam (Kerala)

Premachandran, Shri N.K.

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)
10 Kottayam (Kerala)

Chazhikadan, Shri Thomas

Kerala Congress (M) (KC (M))
11 Kozhikode (Kerala)

Raghavan, Shri M. K.

Indian National Congress (INC)
12 Malappuram (Kerala)

P.K., Shri Kunhalikutty

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)
13 Mavelikkara (SC) (Kerala)

Kodikunnil, Shri Suresh

Indian National Congress (INC)
14 Palakkad (Kerala)

Sreekandan, Shri VellalathKochukrishnan Nair.

Indian National Congress (INC)
15 Pathanamthitta (Kerala)

Antony, Shri Anto

Indian National Congress (INC)
16 Ponnani (Kerala)

Basheer, Shri E. T. Mohammed

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)
17 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Tharoor, Dr. Shashi

Indian National Congress (INC)
18 Thrissur (Kerala)

Prathapan, Shri T.N.

Indian National Congress (INC)
19 Vadakara (Kerala)

Muraleedharan, Shri K.

Indian National Congress (INC)
20 Wayanad (Kerala)

Gandhi, Shri Rahul

Indian National Congress (INC)

Members of Kerala Legislative Assembly :

Sl. Constituency Name of the Member & Photo Political Party
1 Manjeshwar (1)

P. B. Abdul Razak

IUML
2 Kasaragod

N A Nellikkunnu

IUML
3 Udma

K Kunhiraman

CPM
4 Kanhangad

E.Chandrashekaran

CPI
5 Trikaripur

M.Rajagopalan

CPM
6 Payyannur

C Krishnan

CPM
7 Kalliasseri

T V Rajesh

CPM
8 Taliparamba

James Mathew

CPM
9 Irikkur

Irikkur

INC
10 Azhikode

K M Shaji

IUML
11 Kannur

Ramachandran Kadannappalli

C(S)
12 Dharmadam

Pinarayivijayan

CPM
13 Thalassery

Adv. A N Shamseer

CPM
14 Kuthuparamba

K Kshailaja Teacher

CPM
15 Mattannur

E. P. Jayarajan

CPM
16 Peravoor

Adv. Sunny Joseph

INC
17 Mananthavady

O R Kelu

CPM
18 Sulthanbathery

I C Balakrishnan

INC
19 Kalpetta

C K Saseendran

CPM
20 Vadakara

C.K.Nanu

JD(S)
21 Kuttiadi

Parakkal Abdulla

IUML
22 Nadapuram

E. K. Vijayan

CPI
23 Quilandy

K.Dasan

CPM
24 Perambra

T.P.Ramakrishnan

CPM
25 Balusseri

Purushuankadalundi

CPM
26 Elathur

A K Saseendran

NCP
27 Kozhikode North

A Pradeep Kumar

CPM
28 Kozhikode South

Dr. M.K.Muneer

IUML
29 Beypore

Mammedkoya V K C

CPM
30 Kunnamangalam

Shri P.T.A. Rahim

IND
31 Koduvally

Karat Razack

IND
32 Thiruvambady

George M. Thomas

CPM
33 Kondotty

T.V. Ibrahim

IUML
34 Eranad

P.K Basheer

IUML
35 Nilambur

P V Anvar

IND
36 Wandoor

A.P.Anil Kumar

INC
37 Manjeri

Adv. M Ummer

IUML
38 Perinthalmanna

Manjalamkuzhi Ali

IUML
39 Mankada

T A Ahammedkabeer

IUML
40 Malappuram

P Ubaidulla

IUML
41 Vengara

K. N. A. Khader( Oath Of Office On 9Th November 2017)

I.U.M.L
42 Vallikkunnu

Abdul Hameed Master

IUML
43 Tirurangadi

P.K Abdu Rabb

IUML
44 Tanur

V Abdurahiman

NSC
45 Tirur

C. Mammutty (E)

IUML
46 Kottakkal

Abidhussainthangal

IUML
47 Thavanur

Dr. K.T. Jaleel

IND
48 Ponnani

P. Sreeramakrishnan

CPM
49 Thrithala

V.T. Balram

INC
50 Pattambi

Muhammedmuhassin

CPI
51 Shornur

P.K.Sasi

CPM
52 Ottapalam

P Unni

CPM
53 Kongad

K.V.Vijayadas

CPM
54 Mannarkad

Adv.N.Samsudheen

IUML
55 Malampuzha

V S Achuthanandan E

CPM
56 Palakkad

Shafiparambil

INC
57 Tarur

A.K.Balan

CPM
58 Chittur

K Krishnankutty

JD(S)
59 Nenmara

K. Babu

CPM
60 Alathur

K.D.Prasenan

CPM
61 Chelakkara

U R Pradeep

CPM
62 Kunnamkulam

A C Moideen(E)

CPM
63 Guruvayoor

K.V. Abdul Khader

CPM
64 Manalur

Muraliperunelly

CPM
65 Wadakkanchery

Anil Akkara

INC
66 Ollur

Adv. K. Rajan

CPI
67 Thrissur

Adv.V S Sunilkumar

CPI
68 Nattika

Geethagopi

CPI
69 Kaipamangalam

E T Taison Master

CPI
70 Irinjalakkuda

Prof. K.U. Arunan (E)

CPM
71 Puthukkad

Prof.C.Raveendranath

CPM
72 Chalakkudy

B. D. Devassy

CPM
73 Kodungallur

V R Sunilkumar

CPI
74 Perumbavoor

Adv. Eldhosekunnappilly

INC
75 Angamaly

Roji M John

INC
76 Aluva

Anwar Sadath

INC
77 Kalamassery

V K Ebrahimkunju

IUML
78 Paravur

V D Satheesan

INC
79 Vypen

S Sarma

CPM
80 Kochi

K J Maxy

CPM
81 Thripunithura

Adv. M Swaraj

CPM
82 Eranakulam

Hibi Eden(Resigned On 31-5-2019)

INC
83 Thrikkakara

Adv.P T Thomas

INC
84 Kunnathunad

V P Sajeendran

INC
85 Piravom

Anoop Jacob

KEC(J)
86 Muvattupuzha

Eldho Abraham

CPI
87 Kothamangalam

Antony John

CPM
88 Devikulam

S Rajendran

CPM
89 Udumbanchola

M.M. Mani

CPM
90 Thodupuzha

P.J. Joseph

KEC(M)
91 Idukki

Roshy Augustine

KEC(M)
92 Peerumade

E S Bijimol

CPI
93 Pala

K M Mani

KEC(M)
94 Kaduthuruthy

Adv. Mons Joseph

KEC(M)
95 Vaikom

C K Asha

CPI
96 Ettumanoor

Suresh Kurup

CPM
97 Kottayam

Thiruvanchoorradhakrishnan

INC
98 Puthuppally

Oommenchandy

INC
99 Changanassery

C F Thomas

KEC(M)
100 Kanjirappally

Dr. N Jayaraj

KEC(M)
101 Poonjar

P C George Plathottam

IND
102 Aroor

Adv.A.M.Ariff(Resigned On 31-5-2019)

CPM
103 Cherthala

P.Thilothaman

CPI
104 Alappuzha

Dr.T.M.Thomas Isaac

CPM
105 Ambalapuzha

G.Sudhakaran

CPM
106 Kuttanad

Thomas Chandy

NCP
107 Haripad

Ramesh Chennithala

INC
108 Kayamkulam

Adv.U.Prathibhahari

CPM
109 Mavelikara

R.Rajesh

CPM
110 Chengannur

Shri Saji Cherian

CPM
111 Thiruvalla

Adv.Mathew T Thomas

JD(S)
112 Ranni

Raju Abraham

CPM
113 Aranmula

Veena George

CPM
114 Konni

Adoor Prakash

INC
115 Adoor

Chittayamgopakumar

CPI
116 Karunagappally

R.Ramachandran

CPI
117 Chavara

N.Vijayan Pillai

CMPKSC
118 Kunnathur

Kovoorkunjumon

IND
119 Kottarakkara

Adv. P.Aisha Potty

CPM
120 Pathanapuram

K.B. Ganesh Kumar

KEC(B)
121 Punalur

Adv.K.Raju

CPI
122 Chadayamangalam

Mullakkararetnakaran

CPI
123 Kundara

J.Mercykuttyamma

CPM
124 Kollam

M Mukesh

CPM
125 Eravipuram

M. Noushad

CPM
126 Chathannur

G.S.Jayalal

CPI
127 Varkala

Adv.V.Joy

CPM
128 Attingal

Adv.B.Satyan

CPM
129 Chirayinkeezhu

V. Sasi

CPI
130 Nedumangad

C.Divakaran

CPI
131 Vamanapuram

Adv. D.K.Murali

CPM
132 Kazhakkoottam

Kadakampallysurendran

CPM
133 Vattiyoorkavu

K Muraleedharan

INC
134 Thiruvananthapuram

V.S. Sivakumar

INC
135 Nemom

O.Rajagopal

BJP
136 Aruvikkara

K.S. Sabarinadhan

INC
137 Parassala

C.K.Hareendrakumar (C.K.Hareendran)

CPM
138 Kattakkada

Adv. I.B. Satheesh

CPM
139 Kovalam

Adv.M.Vincent

INC
140 Neyyattinkara

K.Ansalan

CPM
141 Nominated

John Fernandez

Nominated

Judges of High Court of Kerala :

Sl. No Name
01 Antony Dominic (Chief Justice)
02 P.N.Ravindran
03 K. Surendra Mohan
04 P.R. Ramachandra Menon
05 C.K. Abdul Rehim
06 C.T. Ravi Kumar
07 V. Chitambaresh
08 A.M. Shaffique
09 K. Harilal
10 K. Vinod Chandran
11 P.D. Rajan
12 B. Kemal Pasha
13 A. Hariprasad
14 Dama Seshadri Naidu
15 P. Ubaid
16 K. Abraham Mathew
17 Alexander Thomas
18 A.Muhamed Mustaque
19 A.K. Jayasankaran Nambiar
20 Anil K. Narendran
21 P. V. Asha
22 P. B. Suresh Kumar
23 Sunil Thomas
24 Anu Sivaraman
25 Raja Vijayaraghavan V.
26 B.Sudheendra Kumar
27 K.P. Jyothindranath
28 Mary Joseph
29 Sathish Ninan
30 Devan Ramachandran
31  P.Somarajan
32 V.Shircy
33 A.M.Babu

K.S.Mudagal

Hon’ble Justice Kottravva Somappa Mudagal

Hon’ble Justice Justice Kottravva Somappa Mudagal: Born on December 22, 1963. Obtained B’Com, LL.B. from Karnataka University, Dharwad. Joined legal profession on 6th July, 1988 as an Advocate at Dharwad and Bangalore. Appointed as District Judge on 17.06.1998. Sworn in as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Karnataka on 14th November, 2016.

Manohar Lal

Manohar Lal

10th Chief Minister of Haryana
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 October 2014
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki
Preceded by Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Constituency Karnal
Personal details
Born 5 May 1954 (age 63)
Nindana, Meham tehsil, Rohtak district, Punjab, India (now Haryana, India)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Alma mater Delhi University
Occupation politician
Website manoharlalkhattar.in

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