City in Odisha, India

Paradip, also spelt Paradeep, is a major seaport city and a municipality in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India. Paradeep Municipality was constituted as an NAC on 27 September 1979 and converted in to Municipality on 12 December 2002. Paradeep is the main outlet and inlet of the sea-borne trade of the eastern port. It also signaled the economic development of the state, giving impetus to trade and commerce. It has become the gateway of Odisha to the International community. Subsequently, Paradeep has become a hub of industrial activities. Industries like, IFFCO, PPL, CARGILL, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, Carbon etc. have been established here. From administrative view point, Paradeep N.A.C. was constituted vide H & U.D. Department Notification No. 31169, dated 27 September 1979 and became functional with effect from 18 September 1980. Subsequently, Paradeep N.A.C. was upgraded to Municipality under section 424 of Odisha Municipal Act. 1950 vide H. & U.D. Deptt Notification no. 47302/HUD, dated 12 December 2002. The municipality comprises five Revenue Villages namely Udachandrapur, Chauliapalanda, Sandhakuda, Bijayachandrapur, and Bhitaragarh. In view of increasing population and industrialisation, a proposal to include 15 (fifteen) villages i.e. Paradeep Garh, Niharuni, Niharuni Kandha, Chouki Matha, Udayabata, Nimidiha, Kotakula, Rangiagarh, Nua Sandhakud, Musadiha, Musadiha Jangle, Boitarkuda, Kaudia, Aganasi, and Nuagarh has been sent to state H. & U.D. Department on 11 October 2007 and District Collector, Jagatsinghpur for inclusion. Paradip is 94 K.M. from Cuttack and 125 K.M. from Bhubaneswar. Biju Patnaik International Airport is the nearest and only operational commercial airport to reach Paradip.

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