About Brahmapur

Brahmapur or Berhampur is a municipal corporation located on the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha in East India, about 169 kilometers south of the state capital Bhubaneshwar and 255 kilometers north of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the oldest and largest cities of Odisha. Nicknamed “The Silk City”, it is famous for its silk saris, temples and unique culture. The population of the city is 3,55,823 as of the 2011 Census of India making it the fourth most populous urban city in Odisha state. Berhampur is the oldest city of Ganjam District in the State of Odisha. It is mainly a trading centre for Southern Odisha having its influence over eight districts. The city was declared as a Municipality in the year 1867. It is known as the first municipality of Odisha. It has been declared as a Class-I Town Category as per 2001 Census. Berhampur City is famous for its widespread human resources in extremely important and decision making positions all over the globe. The trading volume is also growing day by day. Berhampur is famous for its rich culture.

In the recent times, the town boasts of housing some of the prominent industrial units including IREL, STPI, Titanium Plant and proposed TATA SEZ &R.K.Power Plant. It’s also renowned in the region for the educational institutions imparting services in the field of medical, engineering and IT sectors. Some of the prominent ones are Berhampur University, Khallikote College & Cluster University and MKCG Medical College with IISER, being a recent addition to the list of these prestigious institutions. The arts and craft units and small scale industries, as well, have an important role in the cities evolution as an emerging tier-3 city in the east coast region.

FINAL CDP

COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BERHAMPUR DEVELOPMENT PLAN AREA (BDPA):2031 (BERHAMPUR -CHHATRAPUR-GOPALPUR)
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