On June 2020
On part of Indic Wikisource Community
The sub-domain was created in Oct 11, 2014.Odia wikisource is the 11th Indic language wikisource in India, and is available at or.wikisource.org.The Odia wikisource project was proposed by User:Psubhashish on 8 January 2013 and Language committee approved this on 9 October 2014.
There are more than 40 million native Odia speakers in the world. Most live in the Indian state of Odisha and its neighboring states, but there is a large diaspora in countries like the US, UK, UAE, and across South and East Asia. Despite being spoken by so many people, Odia's online presence is relatively small.
Pre Google OCR 2 years
As a major issues of all Indic language OCR was not available in India in 2014, so the initially the Odia Wikisource user start with typing the books at ProofreadPage interface and import the Odia Unicode text from other website. They imported “The Odia Bhagabata,” a literary classic compiled in the 14th century, in Wikisource from Odia.org website on November 2014 .
The google OCR developeded in all Indic Wikisource on September 2017 by Wikimedia Foundation tech team.The Google OCR was developed in via Google's Cloud Vision API OCR service.That time Odia language font was not supported by this service. But in Nov,2018 Indic-TechCom team lead by Jayprakash developed IndicOCR which is running DriveAPI, and it is working for all Indic language including Odia. That help to the Odia community.
As per June 2020 all India wikisource stats of proofreadin, Odia Wikisource stands 11th position out of 12 Indic languages Wikisource. The below graph shows the developments of Proofreading stats of Odia Wikisource of last 5 years