Nuapada District belongs to state of Odisha, India. The District is located in the western part of Odisha. It lies between 20 degree N and 21 degree 5’ latitude and 82 degree 40’ E longitude. The boundaries of Nuapada extends in the north, west and south to Raipur District of Chattishgarh and in the east to Bargarh, Balangir and Kalahandi Districts of Odisha. This district is spread over in an area of 3,852 sqare K.m. The administrative headquarters of the District is located at Nuapada itself.

There are some other minor forest produces of this region which include Kendu leaf, Broom-grass, Mohua flower and Its seed, Antia bark and Sabai-grass. Timber, Bamboo and kendu leaf are the major produces which are exported outside of the state. Nuapada District was created on 1st April 1993 by carving out of undivided Kalahandi District with an area of 3,852 Sq. Kms. it consists of 670 nos. of Revenue villages having population of 6,10,382 as per 2011 census. The total no. of rural households in the District is 1,44,299 as per the 2011 census. Total no. of BPL families is 99,465 in the District,which is 78% of the total population. As per the administrative is concerned there are 131 G.Ps, 3 N.A.Cs and 10 Police Stations. The total Scheduled Caste (SC) population of the District is 82,159 and Scheduled Tribe (ST) population is 2,06,327, which comprise 13.46 % and 33.80 % respectively of the total population.

How to Reach

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Raipur (Chhatishgarh) is the nearest airport which is 142 KMs from district head quarter ,Nuapada(Odisha).

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For all train,Khariar Road is the suitable railway station to board.Patora is 32 KMs away from Khariar Road railway station.

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Nuapada is well connected by road to different cities of Odisha.


The climate here is tropical. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Nuapada. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Aw. The temperature here averages 26.9 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 1262 mm. The driest month is December, with 6 mm of rain. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in August, with an average of 249 mm. May is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in May averages 30.0 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in December, when it is around 22.1 °C.

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