Palasa is a town located at a distance of 88 km east of Srikakulam, the district headquarters. It is the biggest and most important constituency in Srikakulam district. Until 1995, it was considered a gram panchayat. It was established as a city panchayat in 1996. Due to the increase in income sources, some of the surrounding villages were formed as a municipality in 2002 with a view to increasing the population.
According to the 2011 census, the population of the Palasa zone is 97,551. Of these, 47,915 were males and 49,636 were females. 59% of the total population lives in urban areas and 41% live in rural areas. The average literacy rate is 75.7% in urban areas and 62.5% in rural areas.
In the Palasa zone, 45,182 people are engaged in various vocational and employment activities. Of these, 4,947 were farmers (employer or co-owner), 8,567 were farm workers. The rest make a living as diverse, small business owners, working as workers in the cashew industry. Based on these figures, it is clear that more than 80 percent are laborers. Ratti, Akupalli, Mettur and Thothuru (Hanuman Sagar) are the beaches located at a distance of 14 km from the Palasa Railway Station. Kasibugga is a municipality in the Palasa zone. It is located on the 5th National Highway between Srikakulam and Berhampur.
The twin towns Palasa - Kasibugga are home to some of the largest cashew processing centers in India. The town of Palasa has about 350 cashew nut industries. The cashew industry in Palasa provides direct and indirect employment to about 15,000 people in this region. Cashews grown in this region are exported from Palasa and Kasibugga to the Gulf, Europe, Asia and African Countries.
The town is known as the "White Gold City" due to its cashew processing industry. Employment is a major problem in the region as a whole. Without a proper livelihood, all cities will turn into deserts with migration. Rulers should focus on basic amenities such as drinking water, medicine and education.
Farmers are suffering due to lack of irrigation water and fake seeds, regularly by the sellers. In the villages, the ponds are being invaded by the invaders, while the natural resources are being dug up in the hills. Government and government officers has to take required measures to safeguard the government lands from invaders.
Palasa is easily accessible by all three major modes of transport, roadways, railways, and airways. Which will come as a source of relief to the many travel enthusiasts ready to visit Palasa!
Tekkali APSRTC bus station and Haripuram APSRTC bus station are the nearby bus stations to Palasa town. APSRTC runs several busses from major cities to Palasa.
Rails in India are the most affordable and most preferred modes of transportation. Mandasa railway station and Pundi railway station are the very nearby railway stations to Palasa.
The two nearest airports to Palasa town are Visakhapatnam Airport which is at a distance of 191 kms and Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is at a distance of 245 kms respectively.
Gandahati waterfalls is located on the Mahendratanaya River in the Gajapati District, in Southern Odisha, India. Gandahati waterfall is about 40 km from Palasa. It has been attracting a large number of visitors from all over the district during winter. It is enclosed by dense green forest and beautiful moutains.
Siva Sagar beach, Akkupalli is the best destination for picnics and weekend enjoyment. Located in the midst of frothy blue sea and emerald greenery, the scenery that this beach boasts of is indeed mesmerising and breathtaking. It is located just 8 kilometres away from the Palasa town, making the place very accessible.
|Village Name||Village Name|
|Bank Name||Bank Address|
|ICICI Bank Palasa Address||13 - 2 - 194, Kasibugga - Tharlakota Road, Palasa|
|Karur Vysya Bank Palasa Address||Mogilipadu, Palasa - Goppili Road, Palasa|
|Axis Bank Palasa Address||No 1/6/885, Kasibugga - Tharlakota Road, Palasa|
|Canara Bank Palasa Address||near Vijay Jewel Planet, Kasibugga - Tharlakota Road, Palasa|
|Central Bank of India Palasa Address||Opp Mee Seva Center, Mogilipadu, Palasa - Goppili Road, Palasa|
|Lakshmi Vilas Bank Palasa Address||near Mee Seva Center, Mogilipadu, Palasa - Goppili Road, Palasa|
|State Bank of India Palasa Address||near the snack box, Mogilipadu, Palasa - Goppili Road, Palasa|
|HDFC Bank Palasa Address||D.N0.12/2/179/B, KT Rd, Palasa|
|Bank Of India Palasa Address||besides SM Wines, Kasibugga - Tharlakota Road, Palasa|
|Union Bank of India Palasa Address||11-1-148, near Sri Krishna Hospital, Potanapallivari Veedhi, Palasa|
|APGVB Palasa Address||near Megha Footwear, Shivaji Nagar, Palasa|
|Indian Bank Palasa Address||20-4-115, Opp SBI Bank, Purushothapuram, Palasa|
|DCCB Bank Palasa Address||K.T.Road, Near Srinivasa Lodge, Palasa|
|Bank Name||Bank IFSC Codes|
|ICICI Bank Palasa IFSC Code||ICIC0000699|
|Karur Vysya Bank Palasa IFSC Code||KVBL0001486|
|Axis Bank Palasa IFSC Code||UTIB0001295|
|Canara Bank Palasa IFSC Code||CNRB0005581|
|Central Bank of India Palasa IFSC Code||CBIN0283361|
|Lakshmi Vilas Bank Palasa IFSC Code||LAVB0000566|
|State Bank of India Palasa IFSC Code||SBIN0001006|
|HDFC Bank Palasa IFSC Code||HDFC0001623|
|Bank Of India Palasa IFSC Code||BKID0005667|
|Union Bank of India Palasa IFSC Code||UBIN0803081|
|APGVB Palasa IFSC Code||APGV0001175|
|Indian Bank Palasa IFSC Code||IDIB000P256|
|DCCB Bank Palasa IFSC Code||APBL0001008|
|Bank Name||Bank Toll Free Numbers|
|Karu Vysya Bank Palasa||1860 200 1916|
|Axis Bank Palasa||1860 500 5555|
|Canara Bank Palasa||1800 425 0018|
|Central Bank of India Palasa||1800 22 1911|
|Lakshmi Vilas Bank Palasa||1800 425 2233|
|State Bank of India Palasa||1800 425 3800|
|HDFC Bank Palasa||1800 258 3838|
|Bank Of India Palasa||1800 22 0229|
|Union Bank of India Palasa||1800 22 2244|
|APGVB Palasa||1800 121 0354|
|Indian Bank Palasa||1800 4250 0000|
|DCCB Bank Palasa||18004251958|