Aim

The motto of KASAM is to generate employment, poverty alleviation, extension of species area, production of quality and value added hygienic spices and to set up viable marketing net work to minimise the exploitation by traders through inculcating a feeling of self confidence and self reliance among the producers.

A synopsis to Kandhamal

History

The Kandhmal district was created on 1 January 1994 from the former Boudh-Kandhmal district as a result of district reorganization in the state of Odisha. Before that the district was known as Phulbani.

Geography

The district lies between 83.30° E to 84-48° E longitude and 19-34° N to 20-54° latitude. The district headquarters is Phulbani. The territory is rural, with scenic beauty such as waterfalls and springs, and also has a number of historical antiquities.

  • Area 8,021 km².
  • Altitude 300 to 1100 meter
  • Rainfall 1,597 millimetres (62.9 in)
  • Climate Minimum temperature (December) 0 °C (32 °F); maximum temperature (May) 42 °C (107.6 °F)

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Kandhamal district has a population of 731,952, roughly equal to the nation of Guyana or the US state of Alaska. This gives it a ranking of 497th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 91 inhabitants per square kilometre (240 /sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.92%. Kandhamal has a sex ratio of 1037 females for every 1000 males,and a literacy rate of 65.12%.

Most inhabitants belong to the Kandha tribes.

  • Language Oriya and Kui (tribal language of Khonds)