Barikanta is a village situated in Dasamantapur block of Koraput district in Odisha. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 181 families residing in the village Barikanta. The total population of Barikanta is 878 out of which 530 are males and 348 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Barikanta is 657.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Barikanta village is 128 which is 15% of the total population. There are 62 male children and 66 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Barikanta is 1,065 which is greater than Average Sex Ratio (657) of Barikanta village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Barikanta is 50.5%. Thus Barikanta village has higher literacy rate compared to 41.2% of Koraput district. The male literacy rate is 62.61% and the female literacy rate is 30.5% in Barikanta village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Barikanta village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.
As per the Population Census 2011 data, following are some quick facts about Barikanta village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 1.8% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 68.1% of total population in Barikanta village.
In Barikanta village out of total population, 347 were engaged in work activities. 45.5% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 54.5% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 347 workers engaged in Main Work, 25 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 118 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Barikanta village in Dasamantapur.