KANDHAMAL in the present state constituted w.e.f 1st Jannuary
1994 after re organisation of districts in Orissa. It is located in the
heart of Orissa stretching between 19’34 & 20’36 north latitude and
83’34 & 84’34 east longitude with an area of 7649 sq.km.
Administratively it constitute with 2 sub-divisions , 12 CDB, 2 ULB, 153 GPs
and 2515 villages. Physiographically the entire district lies with high
altitude zone with interspearding inaccessible terrain of hilly ranges and
narrow valley tracts which guides the socio-economic conditions of people
and development of the district. It rich for its tribal cultural heritage,
is a land of beautiful mountains and numerous valleys echoing with the
rhythms of tribal culture and rich wild life. More than 50% of population
constitute ST community of aboriginal tribal races. Overally, the district
is rank as a backward district in the state of Orissa.