HISTORY OF DRDA
Malkangiri District came in to existence with effect from 2nd of October 1992 after being bifurcated from the earstwhile Koraput District as per Notification No. 49137/ R dated 1.10.1992 of Government of Odisha in Revenue and Excise Department, B.B.S.R, Odisha, Malkangiri District lies between 17 45 N to 18 40 N latitude and 81 22 E to 82 25 E longitude and at a height of 641" (Feet) from the sea level. DRDA, Malkangiri has registered under Society Registration Act.1860 bearing No. 04 for the 1992-93.
Malkangiri District is bounded by Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh in the East Malkangiri is bounded by Koraput (a Portion) of Odisha, Visakapattanam and East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. In the west Malkangiri is bounded by Bastar District of Chattisgarh in the North Malkangiri is bounded by Koraput District of Odisha. In the South Malkangiri is bounded by East Godavari and khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.
Administrative Set Up:
The Governing Body of District Rural Development Agency, Malkangiri which is at the apex of the Administrative hierarchy, has been reconstituted under the Chairmanship of the President, Zilla Parishad. The Collector and District Magistrate is functioning as Ex-Officio Chief Executive Officer of DRDA/ Zilla Parishad. The Project Director is the Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad. The Governing Body meets regularly to discuss various important issues and take decisions.
Name of the DRDA:
District Rural Development Agency, Malkangiri
As per Government Notification this DRDA has function on dated 3rd December 1992 in the campus of ITDA, Malkangiri. But now functioning at own building i.e nearer to District Head Quarter Hospital, Malkangiri.