CHATRAPUR,(Ganjam district's) HEAD QUARTER. Travel Guide

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A BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Chhatrapur (also spelt as Chatrapur) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam District in the state of Orissa, India. It is the headquarter town of Ganjam District. There are two railway stations in Chhatrapur. They are Chhatrapur station and Chhatrapur court station.

Geography

Chhatrapur is located at. It has an average elevation of.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Chhatrapur had a population of 20,288 (Fourth Biggest City after Brahmapur,Hinjilicut and Aska). Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhatrapur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 73%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Industries

IRE(OSCOM) which is a public sector undertaking under the Dept. of Atomic Energy is situated near Chatrapur which benficiates different minerals from the beachsands of the Bay of Bengal. Different products such as zircon, ilmenite, sillimanite, Rutile are extracted. It also houses a thorium extraction plant. There is a huge chain of cashewnut factories situated in or near Chatrapur. A Joint Venture between Saraf Agencies of Kolkalta and The Russian Federation has been signed to start a Titanium slag and pig iron manufacturing plant. However, Chatrapur, despite being on NH-5, the Chennai-Howrah Main railway line and with ample land and water has not been able to attract any largescale Industry which could potentially change the geo-economic scenario of the region.

Festivals

Chatrapur celebrates almost all festivals. Thakurani Yatra, Dola Purnima, Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja and many other occasions are celebrated with pomp and joy. Thakurani Yatra is one of the most awaited festivals in the city which is celebrated once in every two years.diwali is another festival which is celibrated with full pump. Durga Puja, Diwali, Ganesh Puja etc.


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