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

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

About the Constituency:

One of the 21 constituencies of Odisha, DhenkanalLok Sabha constituency was formed prior to the 1957 elections and comprises of seven Vidhan Sabha. The total number of electorates in the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 9) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 1,283,608 of which 678,590 are males and 605,018 are females.

About Dhenkanal:

 The town of Dhenkanal is the centre of administration of the Dhenkanal District and lies in eastern Odisha, bordered by Jajpur, Cuttack and Anugul. It has an average elevation of 80 metres and covers an area of 31 sqkms. The town is famous for the winter festival of MahaShivratri. 

As per 2001 census, it has a population of about 58,000, 10% of which is under the age of six. Males comprise 53% of the population and the city has a sex ratio of 947 females per 1,000 males. Oriya is the official language here and English, Hindi and Bengali are also widely used. With an average literacy rate of 79%,Dhenkanal has a male literacy rate of 84% and female literacy being 74%. There are several public and private schools here, affiliated to both the state and central boards of education along with many colleges and prominent research institutions. It is a religious destination for the Hindus and has many temples around the city making tourism an important economic activity. National Highway NH-42 passes through this city.

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Tathagata Satpathy

Age

57

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Biju Janata Dal

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

 

 Performance in the 15th Lok Sabha

Debates participated

36

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

275

Attendance

73%