About Odisha

About Odisha

Located on the east coast of India, Odisha has a coastline of 480 kms along the Bay of Bengal. The modern State of Odisha was formed on 1 April, 1936 but its history dates to the era of Kalinga mentioned in the Mahabharata. Over the years the state has maintained a unique cultural identity distinct from all of its neighbouring States.

Key statistics about the State are below
Odisha
Area (in sq. km.) 155,707
Population (2011 census) 41,974,218
Population Density (persons per sq km) 270
Growth Rate (CAGR during 2011-2017) 10.7%
Literacy Rate (2011 census) 73.5%
GSDP (2017-18 estd.) INR 4.43 lakh crore

Source: Odisha.gov.in and ibef.org

Traditionally, the State has been known for its mineral and mining strength. Since the turn of the millennium, the focus of the State has shifted to manufacturing and services industrial growth. The State Government has also taken several unique initiatives to ensure that a hassle-free and conducive business environment is provided to the investors setting up units in the State. This website is a one-stop location for all such information.