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Jagatsinghpur
ଜଗତସିଂହପୁର
Jagatsinghapur
Town
Jagatsinghpur is located in Odisha
Jagatsinghpur
Location in Odisha, India
Jagatsinghpur is located in India
Jagatsinghpur
Jagatsinghpur (India)
Coordinates: 20°16′N 86°10′E / 20.27°N 86.17°E / 20.27; 86.17
Country India
State Odisha
DistrictJagatsinghpur
Named forJagat Singh
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total51,688
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD-21
Websitejagatsinghpur.nic.in

Jagatsinghpur is a town and a municipality in Jagatsinghpur district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is also the headquarters of Jagatsinghpur district. It got the recognition as a new district on 1 April 1993 formerly it was a sub-division of cuttack district. Paradip Port, Oil refinery and fertilizer factory are located in Jagatsinghpur district. Devi, Alaka, Biluakhai, Kusumi, Hansua, Kuanria and Lunijhara rivers belong to this district.

Geography

Jagatsinghapur is at 20°16′N 86°10′E / 20.27°N 86.17°E / 20.27; 86.17. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (49 feet).

History

Sarala temple, Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur District came into existence on 1 April 1993. Before that, it was a part of the old Cuttack District which was divided into four new districts. It is surrounded by the districts of Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khorda, Puri and Bay of Bengal.

Transportation

The nearest railway station from Jagatsinghpur town is Gorakhnath Station which is about 10 km from Jagatsinghpur.[1] Train service is not frequent; it is better to go by road. Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar. Charter air service from Biju Patnaik International Airport to Paradip is provided by Pawan Hans. Jagatsinghpur is well connected with other cities via road. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has decided to link Jagatsinghpur with a new national highway.[2] OSRTC operated bus services to all the major Cities and Towns in Odisha.

Notable people born in Jagatsinghpur

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The district, smallest in size among the 30 districts in Odisha, has produced some of the most famous names in Oriya. Notable among them are listed below.

  1. Prof. Dr. Anjan Kumar Baral, Winner of Education Award of Excellence (Academic), 2018, from Printing Industries of America, the first Asian to receive the award in the field of Print Education & Research, for his outstanding work in advancing print education programs, in his home country, India.
  2. Academicians and Scientists: Prana Krushna Parija, Sriram Chandra Dash, Manoranjan Mohanty, Abani Kumar Baral, Amitav Acharya, Dr. Biswaranjan Paital
  3. Writers and poets: Birakisore Das, Gopal Chhotray, Pratibha Ray, Bibhuti Patnaik, Hrudananda Ray, Chittaranjan Das, Devdas Chhotray Mamata Dash
  4. Freedom fighters, Politicians and Leaders: Nabakrushna Choudhuri, Malati Choudhury, Nityanand Kanungo, Sarala Devi, Yudhisthir Das

Theatre groups

The District is also famous for having theatre groups which keep the old tradition of live acting before a crowd. The groups have become the part of the mainstream entertainment for people all over Odisha. Parbati Gannatya, Benirampur opera, Gouri Gananatya, Tulasi Gananatya, Durgashree Gananatya, Tarapur Opera and Trinath Gananatya are some of the famous theatre groups of Jagatsinghpur district.

Politics

Current chairperson of Jagatsinghpur municipality is Archana Singh (Indian National Congress), successor of Biplab Choudhry in 2022 (Indian National Congress) and MLA from Jagatsinghpur Assembly Constituency is Prasanta Muduli of Biju Janata Dal. Previous MLAs from this Constituency were Chiranjib Biswal (Congress) between 2014 and 2019 Bishnu Das (BJD) between 2004 and 2013, Kailash Chandra Mallik of (Indian National Congress) in 1985, Krushna Chandra Mallik of (Indian National Congress) in 1980, and Kanduri Charan Mallik of JNP in 1977.[3]

Jagatsinghpur is a part of the Jagatsinghpur (Lok Sabha constituency).

Villages

References

  1. ^ Indian Rail. "Indian Rail Info". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ The Economic Times. "Centre accords National Highway status to 2,000 km roads in Odisha". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 38 - Jagatsinghpur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 24 September 2008.[permanent dead link]