Machhakund (or Machkund) Hydroelectric Project is located near Duduma Falls between the Andhra Pradesh and Orissa Border. It is a collaborative project of Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Odisha . The Maharaja of Jeypore conceived the idea of a dam in 1928. Although the planning for the project started in 1930’s, the actual displacement began in the late 1940s. As the project was started before independence no proper records for the displacement and rehabilitation are available. Also, the concept of rehabilitation was not evolved at that time .