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Asika

Asika

Asika (also known as Aska) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the state of Orissa, India.

Geography

Asika is located at . It has an average elevation of 30 metres (98 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Asika had a population of 20,718. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Asika has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Politics

Current MLA from Aska Assembly Constituency is Saroj Kumar Padhy, who won the seat as an independent candidate in State elections of 2004. Previous MLAs from this seat were Debaraj Mohanty of BJD who won this seat in 2000, Usharani Panda of INC in 1995, Duti Krushna Panda of CPI in 1990, Raghaba Parida who won representing INC in 1985 and as a candidate of INC(I) in 1980, and Harihar Swain of JNP in 1977.

Aska is part of Aska (Lok Sabha constituency).

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