|Elevation||63 m (207 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Athagad (also spelt as Athgarh) is a town"(N.A.C)" and a sub-division of Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.
Athagad is located at 63 m (207 ft).. It has an average elevation of
During the British Raj, Athagad was the capital of the Athgarh State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency.The Rajguru of Athgarh lived near Gada (rani mahal).
As of 2001 [update] India census, 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.
Some large and medium scale industries have established their base in the area. Some of them are
KVK Nilachal Power (P) Ltd.
Maheswari Ispat Pvt Ltd
Pradhan Steel & Power Ltd
Amtek Metal &Mining Ltd
Arati Steel Ltd (power plant)
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.
Athgarh is part of Cuttack (Lok Sabha constituency).
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