Kantabanjhi

Kantabanji
Tahsil
Nickname(s): 
KBJ
Kantabanji is located in Odisha
Kantabanji
Kantabanji
Location in Odisha, India
Kantabanji is located in India
Kantabanji
Kantabanji
Kantabanji (India)
Coordinates: 20°28′59″N 82°55′00″E / 20°28′59″N 82°55′00″E / 20.48306; 82.91667
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Alishan marriage palace

Kantabanji (KBJ) is a town and a notified area committee in Balangir district in the Indian state of Odisha.

History

In the year 1937, the railway track from Kantabanji to Vishakhapatnam was laid and since then train started running through this route. At that time no one was aware of Kantabanji. In fact it was not even a village. People were living at Bongomunda, a village near to Kantabanji. Rajendra narayan Singh deo who was the king of Patnagarh at that time. He was also the chief minister of Orissa from an independent party, helped extremely to explore Kantabanji and then people started living there. He was the grandfather of K.V. Singh Deo (M.L.A.) of Patnagarh. Raj Gopala Charya helped R.N. Singh Deo to attain as the C.M of Orissa. The planning of this village was similar to the planning of Chandigarh or Jaipur, i.e., there is more than one way to go to the adjacent street which is a short way. Every two street is connected with more than one small street so that the person need not have to cover the full distance to go to next street. A place known as ranipur jhariyal is just 23–24 km from Kantabanji which is famous for 64 yogini andvisnu Temples. It is beside India’s second largest teakwood forest located at Mokhand. Over the past 15 years, the number of people living here had been changed drastically. People started giving importance to education along with business. In the year 2009, Kantabanji got its first I.A.S. officer from the village and later in the year 2012, it got another one. Many students of this village have become Engineers, doctors, Charted Accountants, officers, advocates etc. Slowly the standard of Kantabanji is increasing. The facilities of hospital and medical shops has also increased. The economy of Kantabanji is increasing. Many new routes of trains has been discovered. Kantabanji has become the center of business for nearby areas(Kantabanji).