Turekela is a Block located in Balangir district in Odisha. Positioned in rural area of Odisha, it is one among the 14 blocks of Balangir district. According to the administration records, the block code of Turekela is 246. The block has 104 villages and there are total 21548 homes in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Turekela's population is 82781. Out of this, 40988 are males while the females count 41793 here. This block has 12878 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 6572 are boys and 6306 are girls.
Literacy rate in Turekela block is 42%. 34878 out of total 82781 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 53% as 21834 males out of total 40988 are literate while female literacy rate is 31% as 13044 out of total 41793 females are educated in this Block.
The dark portion is that illiteracy rate of Turekela block is shockingly high -- 57%. Here 47903 out of total 82781 individuals are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 46% as 19154 males out of total 40988 are uneducated. In females the illiteracy rate is 68% and 28749 out of total 41793 females are illiterate in this block.
The count of employed people of Turekela block is 38143 yet 44638 are un-employed. And out of 38143 occupied people 7617 peoples are completely reliant on agriculture.