Cuttack District is one of the oldest Districts of Odisha. Cuttack city, which lends its name to the District, is the district headquarters and is known as the business capital of Odisha. Cuttack district is divided into three Sub-divisions namely: Cuttack, Athagarh and Banki with 15 Tehsils, 14 Blocks, one Municipal Corporation, 373 Gram Panchayats & 1950 villages. Established as a Municipality in the year 1876, Cuttack City became the Municipal Corporation in 1994.
There are Two NACs like Athagarh&Banki and one Municipality i.e. Choudwar Municipality. Cuttack has 9 Assembly Constituencies. 87-Baramba, 88-Banki, 89-Athagarh, 90-Barabati-Cuttack,91-Chudwar-Cuttack, 92-Niali, 93-Cuttack Sadar,94-Salepur & 95-Mahanga.As per 2011 Census, total population of the district is 2624470 which consists of 1352760 (Male) and 1271710 (Female). The population density of the district is 667 per Sq. Km. and the Literacy Rate is 85.5 percent.
SHGs of Cuttack district are engaged in various livelihood activities in convergence with various government departments like Preparation of Preschool Uniform, THR, MDM, engaged in Electric Meter reading, PDS, Pisciculture, Layer Farming, Mushroom and Vegetable Cultivation, Management of Tourist places, Supply of Silk Sarees to Boyanika and other livelihood activities which make them self-sustainable.