Basta is a Block located in Balasore district in Odisha. Located in rural area of Odisha, it is one among the 12 blocks of Balasore district. As per the government records, the block code of Basta is 89. The block has 341 villages and there are total 44104 families in this Block.
As per Census 2011, Basta's population is 188768. Out of this, 96779 are males while the females count 91989 here. This block has 24419 kids in the age group of 0-6 years. Among them 12373 are boys and 12046 are girls.
Literacy rate in Basta block is 68%. 130040 out of total 188768 population is literate here. Among males the literacy rate is 75% as 73117 males out of total 96779 are literate whereas female literacy rate is 61% as 56923 out of total 91989 females are educated in this Block.
The dark side is that illiteracy rate of Basta block is 31%. Here 58728 out of total 188768 people are illiterate. Male illiteracy rate here is 24% as 23662 males out of total 96779 are uneducated. Among the females the illiteracy rate is 38% and 35066 out of total 91989 females are illiterate in this block.
The number of occupied person of Basta block is 69411 still 119357 are non-working. And out of 69411 occupied individual 20588 persons are totally reliant on farming.