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Athagad

Athagarh
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Athagad
Location in Odisha, India
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Athagad
Athagad (India)
Coordinates: 20°32′N85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62 Coordinates: 20°32′N85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Odisha
District Cuttack
Elevation
63 m (207 ft)
Population
 (2001)
  Total15,850
Languages
  Official Oriya
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Website odisha.gov.in

Athagad (also spelt as Athgarh) is a town"(N.A.C)" and a sub-division of Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.

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Geography

Athagad is located at 20°32′N85°37′E / 20.53°N 85.62°E / 20.53; 85.62 . [1] It has an average elevation of 63 m (207 ft).

History

During the British Raj, Athagad was the capital of the Athgarh State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency. [2] The Rajguru of Athgarh lived near Gada (rani mahal).

List of Rulers of Athgarh

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [3] Athagad had a population of 15,850. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Athagad has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Blocks

Economy

Some large and medium scale industries have established their base in the area. Some of them are

T.S. Alloy

KVK Nilachal Power (P) Ltd.

Aarati steel

Maheswari Ispat Pvt Ltd

Pradhan Steel & Power Ltd

Amtek Metal &Mining Ltd

Visa Power

Arati Steel Ltd (power plant)

Famous Places

Dhabaleswar

Bhattarika Temple

Charchika Temple

Ansupa Lake

Politics

Current MLA from Athgarh Assembly Constituency is Ranendra Pratap Swain, who won the seat in State elections of 2004 and also in 2000 representing BJD and as a JD candidate in 1995 and 1990. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Janaki Ballabh Patnaik of INC who won this seat in 1985, Rasananda Sahoo of INC(I) in 1980, and Rasmanjari Devi of JNP in 1977. [4]

Athgarh is part of Cuttack (Lok Sabha constituency). [5]

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References

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Athagad
  2. Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  3. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 47-Athgarh Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 24 September 2008.[ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 24 September 2008.