Mayurbhanj was an important kingdom of Odisha even after independence. This kingdom got merged with Odisha and got the recognition of a district on 1st January 1949. This is the largest district of Odisha in terms of area and area under forest. Baripada was the headquarters for the kings of the Bhanja dynasty though they had their palaces at Khiching. The erstwhile king of Mayurbhanj, HH Maharaja Krushna Chandra Bhanjdeo, initiated the first train communication in Odisha. Baripada gained fame under the rule of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Bhanjdeo.
Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Baripada is the district headquarters. It is a place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region. This region is home to Similipal, one of the most important wildlife parks of India. The national park comprises lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples.
Rathyatra (Chariot Festival) is one of the main attractions of Baripada. Baripada also hosts the second most popular Rath Yatra of Odisha after Puri. Baripada is also the home of the Mayurbhanj Chhau dance, an ancient martial dance form. Baripada is located at 21°56′N 86°43′E21.94°N 86.72°E. It has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 feet).
Station at a Glance:
All India Radio, Baripada was commissioned on 25.02.1991.The power of the transmitter is 5 KWFM. It is regarded as a Local Radio Station which disseminates programmes involving people, seeking their participation , speaking their idioms and acting as an agent in their developmental process.
Coverage Map :
Date of Comissioning : 25.02.1991
Power of Transmitter : 5 KWFM LRS
No. of Transmissions : 3 (Three)
Transmissions Timings Duration
I 6.00 AM - 9.15 AM 3Hrs.1 5 Mnts.
II 12.00 Noon - 5.00 PM 5Hrs.
III 6.00 PM - 10.00 PM 4Hrs.
Total Duration 12 Hrs.15 Mnts.
Popular Programmes of the Channel : Information awaited from the station