Introduction: Nabarangpur is situated in the South-West Odisha.
Rich Tribal cultural heritage and a traditional home for
more than ten tribes, a few of them like Parjas, Kondhas,
Gowas still lives the primitive life style. Its
language, style of living, geography, Climate, Flora and
faunas are enchanting. Its boundary stretches in the
north to Kalahandi district West to Jagadalpur in
Chatishgarh, east to Kalahandi and Rayagada and South to
Koraput district with the river Indravati separating the
The Integrated Tribal
Development Agency (ITDA), Nabarangpur was established
on 1-04-1979 as per resolution No. 5630 Dt. 23-03-79 of
the erstwhile Tribal Rural Welfare Department and duly
registered under Societies Registration Act vide
Registration No. 15050/1894 of 1978-79.
Odisha Tribal Empowerment
& Livelihoods Programme (OTELP), a flagship programme of
ST&SC Development, Government of Odisha launched in the
district during February, 2009.