Orissa has a varied physiography on account of a wide range of physical features and agro-ecological conditions. These determine to a large extent the human geography on the basis of 'carrying capacity' of land. The state is usually divided into four agro-climatic zones: Northern Plateau; Central Table Land; Eastern Ghats and the Coastal Plains. This paper addresses the incidence of poverty in Orissa and the differences in poverty across the state.
Padhi, S.; Panigrahi, N.; Mishra, A.K. Tribal Population and Chronic Poverty in Orissa: A Note on North-South Divide, CPRC-IIPA Working Paper No. 27. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK (2006) 15 pp.