Location of Kujang
Kujang is located at 5 meter height to the sea level. This semi urban area is surrounded by blocks of Tirtol, Erasama, Mahakalpara. The neighbouring district of Kendrapara is located very near. Kujang is also having approximate 5 km coast line to Bay of Bengal. The town is situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River.
History of Kujang
Kujang became a part of Jagatsinghpur district that formed in 1993. Before that, it was part of the old Cuttack District. It has a great culture since kingdom era. King Shandha is famous as ruler of ancient Kujang. Narayana Beerabara Samanta is known as Gandhi of Kujang. He started "Salt march" also known as "Labana Satyagraha" in Kujang inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.
Demographics of Kujang
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Kujang had a population of 3,686. Of the total population, males constitute 1,914 and females are 1,772 with a sex ratio of 926 females per 1000 males. The population under 6 years of age are 367. The average literacy rate stands at 90.48% percent.
Education of Kujang
Kujang has Literacy rate of Kujang and is around 90.48%, higher than national average of 74.04%.
Administration of Kujang
Kujang comes under Paradip Assembly Constituency which formed before 2009 general election and comes under Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency. Kujang is viewed as the political pond of Paradip Assembly Constituency. Dr. Damodar Rout is currently the MLA of Paradip after defeating Arindam Sarkhel of INC in 2014 General election. Dr Kulamani Samal is currently the Member of Parliament after defeating Mr Bibhu Prasad Tarai of INC. Both defined Kujang as their political field. Lokanath Choudhry was the past MLA of then constituency of Erasama a citizen of Kujang. Whereas Kujang is a block, it consists Panchayat samiti Office, Block Office, Fishery Office, Forest Office, Revenue Office, Tahasil and one police station. Three courts are established in Kujang to give better service to People.
Culture of Kujang
Kujang was famous for its cuisine such as chhena (cheese), Dahi (curd) and milk exporting and marketing. Many kinds of cuisines are made here like chhena poda, chhena Gaja, Rasagola. Some marked that Rasgulla is emerged from that area in the British colonial era.
The nearest railway station from Kujang town is Badabandha Station which is near about 5 km from Kujang. There is frequent bus service available from Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri. Kujang is about 70 km from Cuttack and 92 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.
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