Pipili

Pipili

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Pipili (also known as Pipli) is a town and a notified area committee under jurisdiction of Puri district in the Indian state of Orissa. It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts.

Geography

Pipili is located at . It has an average elevation of 25&nbsp;metres (82&nbsp;feet).

It is thirty-six kilometres from Puri, at the junction where the Konark road branches from the Bhubaneswar to Puri road.

Demographics

India census, Pipili had a population of 14,263. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Pipili has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Pipili, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy

The applique work of Pipili is probably most well known handicraft in Puri and surrounding area. Each and every family of here are engaged themselves in this applique craft. This is livelihood of most people here.

Politics

Current MLA from Pipli Assembly Constituency is Pradeep Maharathy of BJD, who won the seat in State elections in 2004 and in 2000. He also won this seat representing JD in 1990 and representing JNP in 1985. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Judhisthir Samantaray of INC in 1995, Bipin Das of INC(I) in 1980, and Kiran Lekha Mohanty of JNP in 1977.

Pipli is part of Puri......
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