Rayagada is a mineral-rich district in the southern part of the state of Odisha, in India. Rayagada district became a separate district effective 2 October 1992. The population of this district consists mainly of tribes. The Kondhas or Kondhs form the majority of population followed by Souras.
Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Collectors of seven rain-affected districts of the state, directing them on the actions to be taken in view of a possible flood-like situation.