Education

The society attaches so much importance to education that the schoole in rayagada is really the nucleus of the social microcosm.
The following are the schools in the core rayagada city.
Aditya Birla Public School, Rayagada

Chinmaya Vidalaya, Therubali, Rayagada
Deepti Convent School, Rayagada
Divine Public School, Rayagada
G.C.D. High School, Rayagada
Gandhi Institute of Advanced Computer & Research, Rayagada
Govt. B.N. High School, Padmapur
Govt. Boys' High School, Gunupur
Govt. Girls' High School, Rayagada
Gunupur College
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Rayagada

Lakshmipat Singhania Public School
Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Rayagada
Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science
N.V.R Educational Institution
Rayagada Autonomous College, Rayagada
Sacred Heart School, Rayagada
St. Xavier's High School, Rayagada
Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology, Rayagada
 
To strengthen the Schooling system at Block level, Block Education Officers, ABEOs, ABEO-Cum-BRCC, CRCC structure has been reorganised, the Erstwhile District Inspector of Schools are substituted with Block Education Officers in our District, There were two District Inspector of Schools in two Sub-Divisional levels and now they have been substitutes by 11 Block Education Officers at Block Level with the smaller units. This new set has been adopted to strengthen the process of supervising and monitoring in the Schools in a streamlining effect. The crisis and problems at the grass- roots are to be readily addressed by the new structure in a more sensitized and protected manner.

Healthcare

According to sources, people in the district are compelled to go outside the hospitals for availing modern healthcare. A close study of Rayagada health department records of past two years reveals that over 80,000 persons in the district fall sick in a month. Patients face utter difficulties in hospitals at other districts as well as outside the state, including both government and private. On the other hand, out of 125 posts in the district, there are 109 doctors are engaged in providing consultation to patients. This has sparked resentment among locals and intelligentsia. People demand a super-specialty hospital and a medical college in the district for a long time. Keeping in mind the ever-increasing healthcare needs of people in Rayagada district, the state government had announced in 2014 to open a medical college with 500 beds on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode, sources said. Worthy to note here that the demand of people was raised in Assembly by then health minister. It is known that, 25 acres has been demarcated for the purpose. However, this ambitious project has suffered from red-tape. In the meanwhile, Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka has met the Union minister of health and family welfare Harsha Vardhan and submitted a memorandum in this connection. Notably, Rayagada Nagarika Mancha, a local outfit, has conducted public meetings, padyatras and staged dharnas for several times over past few months. Several institutions and local intelligentsia have also demanded a medical college in Rayagada district.