Kalahandi Odisha Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Kalahandi Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, Kalahandi Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates,Odisha Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Kalahandi MP Issues

Kalahandi Odisha Parliamentary Constituency 2014, Kalahandi  Lok sabha Contituency Details, Political News, Kalahandi  Lok Sabha Elections 2014 News Updates,Odisha Parliamentary Constituency details 2014, Kalahandi  MP Issues

About the Constituency:

The Parliamentary Constituency of Kalahandi is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state of Odisha and was formed prior to the 1952 elections. The Kalahandi Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 11) has a total of 1,421,959 electorates out of which 709,360 are females and 712,599 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports.

Assembly Segments:

 It has seven segments of which one is reserved for the SC category and one for the ST category.

Nuapada

Khariar

Lanjigarh (ST)

Junagarh

Dharmgarh

Bhawanipatna (SC)

Narla

   

About Kalahandi:

With its headquarters located Bhawanipatna the district of Kalahandi sprawls over an area of 7,920 sq km. It lies in the southern region of the state and is the 7th largest district of Odisha by area. The prevalent languages here are Oriya, English and Hindi.

With a population density of 199 inhabitants per sq km, it has a population of 1,573,054 and a sex ratio of 1003 females for every 1000 males. It is the 317th most populous district of the country and had a population growth rate of 17.79% over the decade 2001-2011. It has an average literacy rate of 60.22% and is home to several schools and colleges. Agriculture, forestry, small scale industries all contribute to the economy. It receives grants from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme being one of India’s 250 most backward districts.  The National Highways of NH-201 and NH-217 pass through the district.

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Bhakta Charan Das

Age

55

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Indian National Congress

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

 Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha

Debates participated

49

Private member bills passed

1

Questions asked

252

Attendance

90%