Merei is a village situated in Paparahandi block of Nabarangapur district in Odisha. As per the Population Census 2011, there are total 721 families residing in the village Merei. The total population of Merei is 2,896 out of which 1,390 are males and 1,506 are females thus the Average Sex Ratio of Merei is 1,083.
The population of Children of age 0-6 years in Merei village is 504 which is 17% of the total population. There are 250 male children and 254 female children between the age 0-6 years. Thus as per the Census 2011 the Child Sex Ratio of Merei is 1,016 which is less than Average Sex Ratio (1,083) of Merei village.
As per the Census 2011, the literacy rate of Merei is 37%. Thus Merei village has lower literacy rate compared to 38.5% of Nabarangapur district. The male literacy rate is 46.84% and the female literacy rate is 27.96% in Merei village.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act (Amendment 1998), Merei 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 Merei village.
Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 4.2% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 83.1% of total population in Merei village.
In Merei village out of total population, 1,773 were engaged in work activities. 52.4% of workers describe their work as Main Work (Employment or Earning more than 6 Months) while 47.6% were involved in Marginal activity providing livelihood for less than 6 months. Of 1,773 workers engaged in Main Work, 210 were cultivators (owner or co-owner) while 630 were Agricultural labourer.
Below are the list of villages near Merei village in Paparahandi.