16 May, 2024

Regional Centre


The state of Orissa lies in the eastern side of the Indian union practically in the lap of Eastern Ghats enjoying the breeze from blue waters of Bay of Bengal. It covers an area of 155707 Sq.k.m. being situated between the parallels of 17049'N and 22034'N latitude and meridians of 81027'E and 87029'E longitudes. The Bay of Bengal forms the boundary line on the east with a coastline of about 450 kilometers. In the land it is bounded by the states of West Bengal in the north east, Jharkhand on the north, Chattishgarh on the west and Andhra Pradesh on the south. It has a population of 368.05 lacs which keeps a population density of 204 per sq.k.m. as per 2001 census. The male/female ratio in the state is 1000:972. The total Scheduled Caste population is about 16.5% and Scheduled Tribe population is 22.1%. If you look at the figure of the literacy rate it is 63.08% with male literacy 75.95% and female literacy 50.51%.

There are 10 Universities and 1679 Colleges (Government and Non-Government) 3 operating within the boundary of orissa. There is one High School in every 22.2 sq.k.m., one Upper Primary School for every 10.9 sq.k.m. and one Lower Primary School for every 3.5 sq.k.m. in this state. Govt. of Orissa is spending a major chunk of its budget outlay for both Primary, Secondary and Higher Eduction in the state. A lot of efforts is being made and new measures/initiatives taken for improvement of the total educational system and therefore the literacy rate in the state is in an increasing trend.

Profile of the Regional Centre  

Angul Regional Centre started functioning from 2022. The area of jurisdiction shall cover disticts of Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Deogarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Angul.