Whenever this municipality thinks of development, it does so in terms of improvment especially for the weaker section of the population.The areas where this municipality will focus are clean and green environment,improvement of health,Safe Drinking Water,spread of education and cultural activities,games and sports,improvent of of inter ward communication,street and street lighting, drainage system,creation of employment opportunity and development of efficient administration, financial management & different kind of services through e-Governance.e-Goverence has consequently become an accepted methodology involving of information technology in ...public awareness & Citizen Basic Services.
Overview of the Municipality
In the historical perspective, the geographical and topographical location of Egra town is unique and of utmost importance with so many aspects. Its present structural position in all respects, Egra town has gained to-day, has been built up with Endeavour of people for many years since distance past. In ancient time the Bay of Bengal was extended to this area, even up to Tamluk, which was an ancient seaport. As for instance an ancient lighthouse has been still existing 5km. from Egra town towards south. An anchor station ‘Angarghat’ at Angargaria is said to be existed to the south of ward No.-2. In course of time due to anchoring of sheeps at that site, the place has got the name as Angorgaria. The ancient name of Egra was ‘Agrapattan’ and gradually Agrapattan becomes Egra by changing dialect colloquially. The historical Shiva temple at Hottanagar is situated at the Egra town. There is a hearsay that this Shiva temple was constructed during the reign of Mukundadev, the king of Orissa. Inside the temple the ‘Shivalingam’ having the equivalent height of the temple is installed at the heart of the temple. In ancient time the temple area was completely full of jungle and woods. There is usage that a milch cow would come to the deep forest and give milk upon the Shivalingam. Being heard of this event, Orissa king Mukundadev searched and traced out the said Shivalingam and started to construct the temple there. Every year on the occasion of Shivachaturdasi a great fair takes place at that site.