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Behera is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°44′57″N 82°59′7″E / 19.74917°N 82.98528°E / 19.74917; 82.98528Coordinates: 19°44′57″N 82°59′7″E / 19.74917°N 82.98528°E / 19.74917; 82.98528
Country  India
State Odisha
District Kalahandi
 • Type Local Self Government.
 • Body Gram Panchayat
 • Total 5,800
 • Official Odia
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 06672
Sex ratio 49:51 /
Land of Goddess Maa Danteswari

Behera ( /bɛˈhɛˈrɑː/ (About this soundlisten); is generally known as the main head of Dandapat Anchala in Kalahandi. Behera is a hill town and Gram Panchayat of Dharamgarh Tehsil[1].It is 20 km from Dharamgarh and 14 km from Athara-Nala forest.Behera Dam is situated near by which is 18 km from the village. This small hill town is surrounded by forests and is situated nearly to a very well known tourist place Dokrichanchra of Kalahandi. Behera is 65 km distance from its District Main City Bhawanipatna, and 560 km distance from its State Capital Bhubaneswar.


As of 2011 census,[2] Total Population of Behera was 6,948, where it constitutes 52% of male and 48% female. Behera had a total literacy population of 5,947, from which male literacy 90% and female literacy 60%. Total SC population of this town was 1526 and Total ST population was 2246. As per census 2011 it is estimated that the population of Behera is near about 6948.[citation needed]

Written and spoken languages

The chief communicative language of the village is Sambalpuri odia. English and Odia are used for official purpose.[citation needed]



  • Govt.Danteswari High School, Behera
  • Govt.U.P and M.E Nodal School
  • Tandapara U.P School
  • Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir
  • Kasturaba Gandhi Abasika Balika Vidyalaya
  • G.M Public School
  • Govt Primary School Bankimunda, Behera
  • Bharuamunda Primary School, Behera
  • Primary School Gaintapada, Behera
  • Centre Primary School, Nunpani, Behera
  • Primary School (New) Pipalpada Behera


  • Lakhiram Agrawal College

Hospitals nearby

  • Primary Health Centre, Behera
  • Office Of The Assistant Veterinary surgeon, Behera
  • Homeopathy Hospital Behera
  • Sub health centre Behera


  • Goddess Danteswari Temple
  • Lord Shiva Temple
  • Lord Jagannath Temple
  • Sri Budharaja Temple
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Manpuriani Temple Behera
  • Sarbajanina Durga Mandap.




Generally in Behera, many kinds of cereal and pulses are cultivated, mainly paddy and maize. It is a market place for surrounding small villages, and is also one of the main grain collection centers in Kalahandi District. Most people are dependent on agriculture as their source of income. Two rice mills are situated here to process the paddy. Rice is the main grain which is cultivated in this area. Nearly 2 lakh quintals of paddy and one lakh quintals of maize are collected and produced here. Chidanand Rice Mill is located in Behera. It has 3 sortex rice mills and 2 Plane rice mills. Panigrahi Farm House is located nearby Behera.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Behera Details". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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