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Salepur
town
Salepur is located in Odisha
Salepur
Salepur
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10Coordinates: 20°29′N 86°06′E / 20.48°N 86.10°E / 20.48; 86.10
Country  India
State Odisha
District Cuttack
Area
 • Total 205.54 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 174,655
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 754 202
Telephone code 91.671
Vehicle registration OR-05
Area and population are for the entire Salepur block.

Salepur (also known as Salipur)(ସାଲେପୁର) is a town in the district of Cuttack, and the headquarters of the Salepur block. It is situated near the bank of river Chitrotpala, 25 km from the city of Cuttack and 55 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

Name's Relevance[edit]

The name Salepur is primarily derived from the combination of two words viz. sali (Paddy) and Pur (Place). It is due to the reason that Salepur belt is one of the largest producers of Paddy in the State of Odisha because of its highly fertile soil

Transport[edit]

By Road: Salepur is well connected to all the nearby cities and towns by roads. SH-9A connects it to NH-5 which connects to Calcutta and Madras. Besides SH-9A also connects to the nearby cities/towns like Cuttack, Kendrapara, Patamundai, Rajnagar, and Aul.

By Rail: The nearest major railway station at Cuttack is well connected to most of the cities both within and outside the state, which include New Delhi, Calcutta, Madras, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Vizag, Hyderabad, Agra, Guwahati, and Bangalore.

By Air: The nearest airport at Bhubaneswar (1 hour drive) is one of the major internationl airports in eastern India, and is being upgraded to International standard by 2010.

  • Major Highway: 9A (Cuttack - Salepur - Kendrapara - Chandabali)
  • Major Railway Station: Cuttack (25 km)
  • Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik Airport (60 km)
  • Nearby Cities/Towns: Cuttack (25 km W), Chhatia (20 km N), Kendrapara (25 km E)

Cuisine[edit]

The cuisine is specific Oriya food. But this place has the recognition in the field of sweets which are widely prepared and mouth watering delicious.

Rasagola

Rasagolla made by Bikalananda Kar is one of the prime attractions here and also Odisha famous. Canned rasagollas from Salepur are exported to different parts of Odisha, India and abroad. Other Oriya confections, such as Chhena Poda, and Rasaballi are sold here.if you go 2 km from Salipur towards Kuan Pal road one more place called Bodamundai where you can get Chhena Jalebi which is really good. Ask for Baba Hotel.And also go for 7 to 8 KM from salipur towards kuan Pal one more place called Dharmatpur where you can get [(KAKARA)].

Places of interest[edit]

  • Temples: Kulia Hanuman Temple, Kalagni Temple, Saheshwari Temple,Sidheswar Temple, Bateshwara Temple, Visheshwara Temple, Gangeswar Shiv temple, Garuda Temple, Jadedeswar temple near badapokari Talapada, Chateswar Temple, Krishna Pur
  • Scenic beauty: Chitrotpala river bank, Kadamkanta jungle.

Asia's second largest and India's largest siphun-cum-bridge is in Salipur.

India's largest Siphon-cum-Bridge at Salipur
  • Fairs and festivals: Munsi Melana (Dola Jatra),

Salipur Bali Yatra(near chitrotpala river bank), Car festival at Saheshwari Temple, Utkal Utsav on 1 April near Sishua Syphon over river Chittotpala, Dusserah, Lakshmi Puja (Manabasa Gurubar), and Kaali Puja, Deepavali, Raja Parba, Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Puja, Bali Yatra etc. etc.

Education[edit]

  • Salipur College, Institute Pharmacy & Technology, a pharmacy college of Odisha
  • Ekram Rasul High School, Salipur High School, Salepur Girl's High School, Sarswati Sishu Bidya Mandira, Salipur English medium school,j Salipur Public School, st. Xavier, etc.
  • Technical institute in sweets (ITI in sweets) and other ITI centers
  • Jamia Markazul Uloom Sungra (Muslim University)

Notable people born in Salepur[edit]

  1. Madhusudan Das
  2. Prana Krushna Parija
  3. Baishnaba Pani

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Salepur (GE) Assembly Constituency is Prakas Chandra Behera of Indian National Congress, who won the seat in State elections in 2014 against Prasanta Behera of (Biju Janta Dal).[1] Other previous MLAs from this seat were Rabindra Ku Behera of INC who won this seat in 1995, and Mayadhar Shethi who had won this seat representing INC in 1985 and representing INC(I) in 1980.Rabi Kar is one of the good politicians of Salepur . Lulu Mahapatra Present Youth congress president, and former College president Mr. Hassan are upcoming congress leaders[1] Jairampur is an old & popular village in salipur area. Sukanta Kumar Behera is a renowned Advocate in Odisha High Court.

Salepur is part of Kendrapara (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 41-Salepur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 

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The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

SALEPUR: With water in river Luna rising following heavy rain and the weak embankments yet to be repaired, hundreds of riverside villagers in Nischintakoili block are spending sleepless nights. During rainy season, breach in the embankments creating ...
 
The New Indian Express
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Salepur: Cuttack Sadar police arrested notorious criminal Mangu alias Manoj Maharana (32) on the charges of extortion from authorities of a private college at Bhanpur. IIC of Cuttack Sadar police station Deba Datta Kar said many criminal cases ...
 
The New Indian Express
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:33:30 -0700

SALEPUR: More than 15 students of Utkal Gaurav Nodal Primary School at Birola in Lapanga gram panchayat here were taken ill after eating the mid-day meals served to them on Saturday. While Rasmita Swain of Class 7, Om Prakash Khuntia of Class 3 ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:45:00 -0700

Bhubaneswar/Salepur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday raided the premises of Adarsh Group of Companies in connection with the multi-hundred crore chit fund scam. The raids were conducted simultaneously at eight places in Bhadrak, ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:59:07 -0700

Thousands of people in Athagarh, Banki, Salepur and Badamba are going through similar nightmarish experiences. Over 30 villages in Athagarh and 25 villages in Banki are cut off. Road communication between Cuttack to Banki and Banki to Khurda has ...
 
Odisha Sun Times
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:48:00 -0700

At Mahanga under the Salepur block in Cuttack district, the floodwater of Birupa was flowing over Krushnadaspur-Sipura road disrupting road connection to two panchayats. Road communication between Narsinghpur and Nayagarh has been disrupted as the ...
 
Odisha Sun Times
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:17:55 -0700

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

With an investment of approximately Rs 2.5 crore in the project the new HTLS transmission lines will carry more than 150 MW and will be a great help to the localities of Choudwar, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Salepur by way of improvement of voltage and ...
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