Mayurbhanj district profile

Mayurbhanj is one of the districts covered by PACS in Orissa. The district is among the largest districts in Orissa (area: 10,418 sq km). It is situated to the north of the state, with its headquarters at Baripada.

Mayurbhanj is bordered to the north by Midnapore district of West Bengal, Singbhum district of Jharkhand in the south, Balasore district in the west, and Kendujhar district in the east.

The central part of the district is covered by a group of hills known as the Similipal Range; the rest consists of undulating plains.

Mayurbhanj includes four administrative sub-divisions and nine tehsils.

Almost 57% of the population of the district belongs to the scheduled tribes.

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1 Population
  Persons 2,223,456
  Male 1,123,200
  Female 1,100,256
  Children (0 to 4 years) 237,210
  Decadal growth (1991-2001) 17.89%
  Rural 2,067,756 (93.00%)
  Urban 155,700 (7.00%)
  Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males) 980
  Household size (per household) 5
  SC population 170,835 (7.68%)
  ST population 1,258,459 (56.60%)
2 Literacy rate
  Persons 51.91
  Male 65.76
  Female 37.84
3 Religious groups (largest three)
  Hindus 1,859,639
  Others 325,847
  Muslims 26,437
4 Important towns (largest three)
  Baripada 95,004
  Rairangpur 21,896
  Karanjia 21,441
5 Amenities in villages
  Total inhabited villages 3,748
  Villages with:  
  Safe drinking water 3,658
  Electricity (domestic) 1,939
  Primary schools 2,681
  Medical facility 561
  Paved approach road 1,554
6 Health
  Pregnant women* who received at least three or more antenatal checkups 63.5%
  Pregnant women* who received at least one TT injection 95.2%
  Women* who had institutional delivery 43.1%
  Children aged 12-23 months who were fully immunised** 63.5%
  Children aged 12-23 months who received at least one dose of Vitamin A 80.0%
7 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
  Households issued job cards# 418,638
  Cumulative person days employment generated# 3,651,244
  Households completed 100 days employment# 2,599


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*Women aged 15-49 who had their last live/still birth after December 31, 2003
** BCG, three injections of DPT, three doses of polio (excluding Polio 0) and measles
# As on September 3, 2010
Indicator groups 1-5: Census of India 2001 
Indicator group 6: Tables 4.6, 4.9 and 5.7 in District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Orissa. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, 2010; funded by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Indicator group 7: State-wise NREGA Implementation Status Report in viewed September 3, 2010

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