Description: Rairangpur is a town and a notified area committee in Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is situated at about 85 kilometres from district headquarters of Baripada and about 80 km away from Jamshedpur.
The Khadkhai (Sulaipat) Dam is a local attraction nearby and Shimilipal Sanctuary is in the approachable distance attracting many foreign tourists.
This is a notable mining area of Odisha. Gorumahisani, Badampahad, Sulaipahad are rich of iron ore mines.
Rairangpur acts as a liaison centre between Jamshedpur (Tatanagar) in Jharkhand, Durgapur in West Bengal and the Iron Ore Mines in Gorumahisani, Badampahar and Suleipat. The steel factories of Tata and the surrounding area rely partly on the iron ores extracted from these mines. In addition to freight trains there is also a passenger train from Jamshedpur to Badampahar via Rairangpur.
Rairangpur is surrounded by hills which are rich in iron ore mineral. The first iron ore mines of Asia were in Gorumahisani, Suleipat and Badampahar (mother mines of Tata Steel) and are located here. The first ever trial for setting up of a Ferro Vanadium Plant was made by Mayurbhanj Maharaja during pre-independence days. Currently, thousands of tonnes of iron ore are exported out of the state on daily basis.
The majority of the population is dependent on the paddy harvesting (farming) as either their main source or as an alternate source of income. The direct and indirect dependency of the economy of this tiny place is largely influenced by the paddy harvesting. The same is again largely dependent on the annual rain fall during May–September. The Kharakhai (suleipat) dam and Bankbad dam irrigate some of the cultivating lands and helps for the khariff harvesting.
Rairangpur has the oldest and the largest Sal Oil Extraction Plant which is closed. Sal seed is locally collected from the forest. The area suffers due to less attention in the political environment with few resources and funds allocated to it from government or private sources.
There is one industrial estate and some industries are operating in this area. Due to the locational advantage, with good connectivity to Jamshedpur, Durgapur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Keonjhar, Baripada by road and rail. Ample amount of natural resources, good and hard working people, least effected due to any kind of natural calamities which the coastal part of Odisha used to suffer and less turbulent political environment leads to great potential of industrialisation which can be exploited through systematic approach with a greater participation by large corporates and local bodies.
"Makar Mela" is the most popular festival in which most of the village make "Tusu". Sporting events, including cockfights, are held during this festival. Nowpada, a village approximately 4 km from Gorumohisani, is mostly popular for this "Tusu Mela".
Other festivals include Rath Yatra which commemorates the day Lord Jagnnath along with his brother Lord Baaladev and sister Subhadra come to their "Mausibadi" (Aunt's place) and Ganesh Puja where it is customary to make "Madho". Lakshmi Puja and Durgapuja are also some of the famous festival in Rairangpur.
"Chhau" of this BabanGhati Subdivision is famous all over the world. "Jhumar" is the local tribal song of this area.
The Famous Maa Kichakeswari Temple is situated nearly 12 km from Rairangpur at Bhalda.
1. Geological Survey of India
CRP DAV Road, Bhubaneswar, India 751012
Coordinate: 20.2802952, 85.8109571
2. Dist Collectorate , Sambalpur
Kacheri road, Sambalpur 768001
Coordinate: 21.4571191, 83.9751591667
3. Commandant O S A P 6th
Coordinate: 20.4629674, 85.8911008
4. Commandant O S A P 6th
Coordinate: 20.448718, 85.9023871
5. Khurda Road Drm Office
Khurda Road, Jatani 752050
Coordinate: 20.158369699, 85.706245663
6. Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha
Secretariat, Bhubaneswar, India 751001
Coordinate: 20.28018, 85.8367899
Phone: 18001218242 (Http:)
7. Department of Chemistry, Utkal Univiersity
Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar, India 751004
Coordinate: 20.30289425, 85.8437532
8. Udala College Chaka
Near Udala college, Udala 757041
Coordinate: 21.5735501, 86.5648583
Phone: 9776938357 (www.udala.in)
9. Mukundapur PATNA GRAM Panchayat
GHATGAON, Keonjhargarh, Orissa, India 758027
Coordinate: 21.5073599, 85.82693
Phone: 06733223111 (www.mukundapurpatnagp.com)
10. Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
Patia, Bhubaneswar, India 751024
Coordinate: 20.35472, 85.82267