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History of Rourkela
The bustling town of Rourkela is situated in the Sundergarh district in Orissa. It is one of the leading industrial townships and has developed into the steel hub of India. Apart from the scenic beauty of this hilly area, it is completely in tune with the latest amenities available in a big city. Rourkela was a small tribal village before it gained prominence as the steel city of India. Rourkela means your home in Sadri, the tribal language of the Raulia tribe, who were the original inhabitants of the area.
Legends of deities and tribal are still entwined in the culture of Rourkela and the colorful heritage of the region still holds significance.Located in the Sundargarh district in Orissa, it is the second largest city and a modern industrial town that has been able to retain its natural beauty.
People and Culture of Rourkela
Surrounded by woody hills and on the confluence of rivers Bramhani, Koel and Sankha, Rourkela has emerged a beautiful town.It is known for its rich mineral deposits and came into limelight in 1955 with the establishment of Rourkela Steel Plant. Constructed in collaboration with Germany, the steel plant is owned by Steel Authority of India. As the center of industrial activities, Rourkela has promoted expansion of diverse industries around the town such as Kalunga, Rajgangpur and Kansbahal.