Karol Bagh | IAS GS Foundation Course | 29 May, 6 PM Call Us
This just in:

State PCS

Daily Updates

Important Facts For Prelims

Swabhiman Anchal

  • 11 Jul 2020
  • 1 min read

Why in News

Recently, a passenger bus service was started for the first time after India’s Independence in Swabhiman Anchal region (formerly known as the cut-off area) in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.

Key Points

  • The bus service was able to start after the construction of the Gurupriya Bridge in 2018, which connected Swabhiman Anchal with the rest of the State.
    • Till now, motor launches and boats were used to be the only mode of communication to reach ferry points and from there people were taking country boats to reach villages.
    • People were even using horses to travel in the remote parts of Swabhiman Anchal.
  • Swabhiman Anchal is situated along the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border, and had long been a stronghold of left-wing extremists.
    • The region is covered by water from three sides and another side by inhospitable terrain.
    • Balimela reservoir is also situated in the region.
  • Recently, a new police station also started functioning in Jodambo (a gram panchayat in Swabhiman Anchal).

Source: TH

SMS Alerts
Share Page