District Rural Developement Agency

DRDA

Consequent upon formation of Rayagada District during1992,the District Rural Development Agency, Rayagada has started functioning in the year-1993 covering 11 blocks and it was registered under Society Registration ACT-1960 headed by Project Director. The Chairman/ President Zilla parishad is recognized as Chairman of the Governing body of DRDA. District Collector is declared as Chief Executive Officer for implementation of the antipoverty programme.

DRDA Profile

  • Geographical area : 7584.70 Sq .KM
  • Forest areas : 2812.33 Sq. KM
  • Cultivable area : 184014.00 Hect
  • No. of Sub-Division : 02
  • No. of Blocks : 11
  • No. of Tahasils : 11
  • No. of Municipalities/NAC : 01 & NAC- 02
  • No. of GPs : 182
  • No. of Revenue villages : 2657
  • Total Population (as per 2011 census) : 967911
  • Male : 471960
  • Female : 495951
  • Scheduled Caste : 139514 (Male : 68068, Female : 71446)
  • Scheduled Tribe : 549905 (Male : 259040, Female : 282865)
  • BPL Families(As per 1997 Survey) : 135785
  • Literacy rate (%) : 43.50 %
  • Sex Ratio per 1000 population :1048
  • Density of population :137
  • Rural house Hold :165257
  • Urban house hold :25124
  • Normal Rainfall :1285.9mm