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Rourkela is an industrial township in Orissa. It is also the commercial capital of Odisha/Orissa. It has a huge iron; steel manufacturing base. Besides, there are many units producing sponge iron, cement, Refractories etc. Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL is a one of the largest steel manufacturing facilities in India. There are many small scale industry in Rourkela catering to the need of RSP and other large industrial units.

Hanuman Vatika, Vedvayas and Rani Sati Temple at Birmitrapur has become national icon on their own. A replica of Vaishno Devi is also constructed at the nearby mountains.

The town has population of all communities and can be called a cosmopolitan town. it has large population of people from all religion including Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs, Christians.

Iron & Steel

Rourkela is a major trade center of Iron & Steel. One of the first steel plant, Rourkela Steel Plant, was set up in Rourkela in 1960. Rourkela Steel Plant operates as a unit of SAIL. Read more


National Institute of Rourkela is a premier Educational Institute in the country offering Engineer courses across many fields. It ranks above the newly opened IITs'. A proud institute for Rourkela... Read more

Hanuman Vatika

Hanuman Vatika is a beautiful garden Temple devoted to Hanumanji. It is spread on the Thirteen Acres of land. It has got the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman and several other temples. Read more

I G Park

A beautiful garden with lot of flowers, a small zoo, and a toy train for childrens. Entertainment at its best.... Read more

RSS News for the past week

  • Education Plan for Rural Students Faces Fund Crunch - The New Indian Express July 30, 2015
    Education Plan for Rural Students Faces Fund CrunchThe New Indian ExpressROURKELA: Sundargarh district administration's bid to extend school education in English medium to rural students faces threat from fund crunch. Though the administration had decided to admit 500 SC/ST students from rural pockets in private ...
  • Quack returns baby boy to couple in Rourkela - Times of India July 27, 2015
    Quack returns baby boy to couple in RourkelaTimes of IndiaROURKELA: Their happiness knew no bounds when police handed over the child to them. After giving away her baby boy to Azad Ahamed alias Hakim, a quack, Rajani had a hard time convincing him to return the child. Police too registered no case against ...and more »
  • Airtel rolls out 4G trials in Rourkela - ETTelecom.com July 24, 2015
    ETTelecom.comAirtel rolls out 4G trials in RourkelaETTelecom.com"Today, as we launch Airtel 4G trials exclusively for our existing customers in Rourkela, our customers in the city will be uniquely positioned to experience faster 4G speeds and wider network coverage - thus delivering a superior 4G experience ...Airtel expands 4G trials to Rourkela, Manipal, Udupi, Tumkur citiesMobiletor.comAirtel […]
  • Bhubaneswar, Rourkela top Smart City list in Odisha - ETRealty.com July 24, 2015
    ETRealty.comBhubaneswar, Rourkela top Smart City list in OdishaETRealty.com"On the basis of the guidelines of the scheme, the panel ranked Bhubaneswar at the top with 70 points followed by Rourkela with 61.5 points. The three other cities, including Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur, scored 60 points each," said special ...Odisha govt to recommend Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Cuttack, Berhampur […]
  • Rourkela upbeat over smart city selection - The Statesman (press release) July 24, 2015
    The Statesman (press release)Rourkela upbeat over smart city selectionThe Statesman (press release)Rourkela competed with six other cities. The final presentation was prepared by the officials of Rourkela Municipal Corporation which was presented before the High Power Committee (HPC). Commissioner Durga Prasad Mohapatra, was very happy and the ...and more »
  • Elephant herd moves close to Rourkela - The Statesman (press release) July 19, 2015
    The Statesman (press release)Elephant herd moves close to RourkelaThe Statesman (press release)A herd of elephant have moved close to Rourkela since early Saturday morning. The herd was initially checked in its forward movement towards the town by the villagers and now the forest officials are keeping a close watch on its movement. It was around […]
  • Four arrested for MCL relief fraud in Rourkela - Times of India July 16, 2015
    Four arrested for MCL relief fraud in RourkelaTimes of IndiaROURKELA: Lephripada police in Sundargarh district arrested four persons, including three members of a family, on Tuesday for allegedly grabbing Rs 23.57-lakh compensation released by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited towards 1.07 acre of land at ...
  • Air Odisha to start services to Sambalpur, Rourkela, Jeypore from Bhubaneswar ... - Orissadiary.com July 14, 2015
    Orissadiary.comAir Odisha to start services to Sambalpur, Rourkela, Jeypore from Bhubaneswar ...Orissadiary.com... three flights to Sambalpur, Rourkela and Jeypore from Bhubaneswar in the initial phase. The air fare for any of these three destinations will be Rs 2,000. The passengers will reach Jeypore in 1.30 hours, Sambalpur in 1.05 hours and Rourkela in 1.15 ...
  • @ Rs 2000 you can fly to Jeypore, Rourkela, Sambalpur from Bhubaneswar - I am in dna of India July 13, 2015
    @ Rs 2000 you can fly to Jeypore, Rourkela, Sambalpur from BhubaneswarI am in dna of IndiaThe Odisha Government has given the green light to Air Odisha to start inter-state airline operations from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela, Sambalpur and Jeypore. The company has decided to begin the flight operations by July end and fixed the airfare […]
  • Berhampur-Rourkela Rail Link Yet to be Put on Track - The New Indian Express July 7, 2015
    The New Indian ExpressBerhampur-Rourkela Rail Link Yet to be Put on TrackThe New Indian ExpressIn a reminder letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on June 6, Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray had urged the Ministry to extend the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Rajyarani Express till Berhampur. Ray said the train reaches Bhubaneswar at 7.15 am and remains idle ...

Weather for Rourkela

Friday 100%
Showers and thunderstorms. Low 23C.
Tomorrow 100%
High 26° / Low 24°
Thunderstorms. High 26C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
Sunday 100%
High 27° / Low 23°
Thunderstorms. High 27C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 100%.
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