District Rural Development Agency of Bargarh District


The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has traditionally been the principal organ at the District level to over see the implementation of different Anti-Poverty Programmes. Eradication of rural poverty through successful implementation of different Anti-Poverty Programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development as well as State sponsored plan.

Mission and Vision

The DRDA has emerged as a pioneer Agency in up-liftment of economic condition of rural poor in rural areas by implementing different scheme/ programs of Govt. and by involving the people as well as PRIs members in the District.

Brief History and Background for its Establishment

The Bargarh District lies between 20 degree 43’ to 21 degree 41’ North latitude and 82 degree 39’ to 83 degree 58’ East longitude. It is one of the western most Districts of the State of Odisha and came in to existence as a District from 1st April 1993. It is bounded on the north by the State of Chhatisgarh and on the east by the District of Sambalpur, on the south lies the District of Balangir and Subarnapur and on the west the District of Nawapara. After creation of the new District District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) was constituted as a registered Body under Society Act 1960 and started functioning with effect from 27.08.1993 for successful implementation of different programmes like IRDP, ERRP, NREP, RLEGP, TRYSEM, DWCRA, IAY, JRY, EAS, JGSY, SGRY etc. from. The District has an area of 5837 Sq. Kms. The population of the District as per 2001 census is 134.6 Millions out of which 68.1 millions are male and 66.5 millions are female. There are 12 Blocks and 248 G.P.s are functioning under DRDA.

Grievance Hearing

Grievance hearing on every Monday, Grievance help line – 18003456768 (Toll Free )

Address of head of the Office

District Rural Development Agency,Bargarh
At- Subash Nagar,
Near Private Bus Stand,
P.O/Dist.- Bargarh,
PIN- 768028,Odisha,India
Tel. 06646-234499