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Malkangiri district,Odisha

Malkangiri is a town and a Notified Area Council (NAC) in Malkangiri district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the headquarters of the Malkangiri district. Malkangiri is the new home of the Bangladeshi refugees, who were rehabilitated since 1965 under the Dandakaranya Project. Also some Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were rehabilitated in Malkangiri town, following the armed struggle of LTTE in the early 1990s (most of them have returned, baring a couple of house holds). Currently it is one of the most naxalite-affected areas of the state and is a part of the Red Corridor.

History of Malkangiri district,Odisha

This district was carved out as district from the undivided Koraput district on 2nd Oct, 1992. The administrative headquarters of this district is Malkangiri town.

Malkangiri is the new home of the Bangladeshi refugees, who were rehabilitated since 1965 under the Dandakaranya Project. Also some Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were rehabilitated in Malkangiri town, following the armed struggle of LTTE in the early 90’s (most of them have returned, baring a couple of house holds). Currently it is one of the most naxalite-affected areas of the state.
Geography of Malkangiri district,Odisha
Some of the most beautiful locations are, the back waters of Balimela Dam, Satiguda Dam, Bonda Ghati (abode of the Bonda people, a primitive tribe).
Economy of Malkangiri district,Odisha
This district has a Power Station at Balimela and the proposed Vijaywada-Ranchi corridor road will pass through it.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Malkangiri one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.

Politics in Malkangiri district,Odisha

Current MLA from Malkangiri Assembly (ST) Constituency is Manas Kumar Madkami of BJD, who won the seat in 2014. Previous MLAs from this seat were Arabinda Dhali of BJP in 2000 and in 1995, Naka Kanaya who won it for JD in 1990 and for JNP in 1977, Nadiabasi Biswas of INC in 1985, Naka Laxmaya of INC(I) in 1980.

Malkangiri is part of Nowrangpur (Lok Sabha constituency).