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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

  • Bhubaneswar, Rourkela in 98 smart cities list of Centre - Business Standard August 27, 2015
    Odisha SamayaBhubaneswar, Rourkela in 98 smart cities list of CentreBusiness StandardCapital city Bhubaneswar and steel city Rourkela of Odisha have found place in the first list of 98 cities and towns under Smart City Mission announced by the Centre today. The state government had proposed names of five cities for inclusion in the ...Bhubaneswar and Rourkela […]
  • NIT Rourkela to inaugurate LPCADS tomorrow - Odisha Sun Times August 27, 2015
    NIT Rourkela to inaugurate LPCADS tomorrowOdisha Sun TimesNational Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela will inaugurate Lakshmana Rao Peri Centre for Advanced Analytics and Decision Sciences (LPCADS) at its Bhubaneswar Behera Auditorium tomorrow. Prof Mirsad Hadzikadic and Prof Joshua Hertel from UNC ...
  • Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Rourkela find place in Smart City list - Orissadiary.com August 27, 2015
    Orissadiary.comOdisha's Bhubaneswar, Rourkela find place in Smart City listOrissadiary.comReport by Ananta Prasad, New Delhi: Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Rourkela find place in Smart City list. This was announced by the Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Though other Odisha cities like cuttack, Berhampur & Sambalpur were in the ...Bhubaneswar, Rourkela of Odisha figure in 'smart city' projectTimes of […]
  • In e-era, Libraries Fail to Update with Readers' Choice - The New Indian Express August 26, 2015
    In e-era, Libraries Fail to Update with Readers' ChoiceThe New Indian ExpressROURKELA:With increasing internet penetration and decreasing reading habit among people, the traditional libraries across Sundargarh district seem to be fading into irrelevance. Besides, the failure of libraries to keep pace with time and lack of ...
  • Onion Price Shoots up to Rs 60 in Rourkela - The New Indian Express August 25, 2015
    The New Indian ExpressOnion Price Shoots up to Rs 60 in RourkelaThe New Indian ExpressROURKELA: Onion price continued the upward swing to break the Rs 60-per-kg barrier at various retail points in Rourkela City and elsewhere in Sundargarh district. Sources said on Monday, onion was priced Rs 60 a kg at Traffic Gate market, while […]
  • Rourkela Steel Plant builds 247 school toilets in Odisha's Sundargarh district - Orissadiary.com August 21, 2015
    Orissadiary.comRourkela Steel Plant builds 247 school toilets in Odisha's Sundargarh districtOrissadiary.comRourkela: The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), under the Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan, has constructed 247 toilets in schools of Gurundia, Nuagaon and Bisra blocks and the Rourkela Municipality area in Sundargarh district in the first phase. The foundation ...
  • State Pollution Board Seals Rourkela Hotel - The New Indian Express August 18, 2015
    State Pollution Board Seals Rourkela HotelThe New Indian ExpressROURKELA: Tightening its noose around hotels polluting Rourkela city for lacking the mandatory Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs), the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Monday sealed a hotel. The hotel was closed down under Sections ...
  • RDA to Make Dream House of Aam Admi a Reality - The New Indian Express August 10, 2015
    The New Indian ExpressRDA to Make Dream House of Aam Admi a RealityThe New Indian ExpressROURKELA: Since owning private apartments at mind boggling costs remains a distant dream for the middle and lower-middle class people in the city, they have pinned their hope on the upcoming Government housing projects. The Rourkela Development ...
  • Encroachment threat to smart city plan - The Statesman August 6, 2015
    The StatesmanEncroachment threat to smart city planThe StatesmanRourkela which has joined the race for Smart Cities has two major problems, the bifurcation of the steel city and the municipality as two separate administrative entities and the encroachment that has taken place over decades. Presently, encroachment ...
  • Seven persons from Odisha's Rourkela killed in road mishap in Jharkhand - Orissadiary.com July 31, 2015
    Orissadiary.comSeven persons from Odisha's Rourkela killed in road mishap in JharkhandOrissadiary.comRourkela: Seven persons from Rourkela were killed in a road mishap near Khunti in Jharkhand in the wee hours on Friday. According to reports, seven persons from Chhend Colony area were on the way to Lucknow in a SUV. The driver lost control of the ...Seven […]
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