Business and Economy of Rourkela

Rourkela which means “Our village” in the tribal language, is known as the industrial capital of Odisha. The city is known for steel and iron industries. These industries play a major role in the economy of Odisha. The city also boasts of having the highest per capita income recorded.

Rourkela Industries

Industries in Rourkela

With industries, mainly comprising of steel, the city houses one of the biggest steel plants in the country – Steel Authority of India (SAIL). This industrial township is ground zero for small, medium and large scale steel and iron manufacturing units. These industries produce iron, refractories, steel, fertilizers, cement, detonators and cater to mining and tunneling.

Presenting below a list of all the large, small and medium scale industries in Rourkela:

Large Scale Industries in Rourkela

Rourkela Steel Plant
RSP - Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Rourkela.

Indian Detonators Limited
Sonaparbat, Sector – 2, Rourkela.

Odisha Industries Limited (ORIND)
Lathikata, Sundargarh, Rourkela.

Rourkela Constructions Private Limited
C-2 – C-3, Industrial Estate, Rourkela.

Gulf Oil Corporation Limited
GOCL Factory Plant, Rourkela.

Orissa Cement Limited

Small and Medium Scale Industries in Rourkela

Adhunik Metalik Limited
H-3, Civiltownship, Rourkela.

Mansarowar Industries
B-24, Industrial Estate, Panposh, Rourkela.

Asiatic Gases Limited
Ved Vyas, Rourkela.

Radhika Ferro Products Private Limited
Kacheri Road, Rourkela.

Jai Balaji Jyoti Steel Limited
Unitech House, Udit Nagar, Rourkela.

DV Steel Industries Private Limited
C/4, Deo Karan Das Complex, Kachery Road, Rourkela.

SK International
Amar Bhavan Lane, Station Road, Rourkela.

Handicrafts in Rourkela

There are many small scale setups in Rourkela, that produce handicraft products. These setups have hundreds of artisans who earn their living by making nice handicraft items through Jute Work, Batik Print, Applique Work, Silver Filigree, Soft Toys, Stone Carving, Embroidery, Tie & Dye, Artificial Bonsai, Decorative Wall Piece, Artistic Pottery and lots more.

Such initiatives give a boost to the economy of the city as well as a sense of independence to the artisans involved in these age old and globally appreciated works.


Rourkela has resources like iron, water, land, power etc. in abundance. The availability of manual labour is in plenty and at minimal cost owing to the vast population. This charms the industries to set up bases in the city.  Rourkela is well connected with other towns and cities, by National Highway – 23 and State Highway – 10. The proximity to other cities for trade and commerce is maintained by convenient and developed modes of transport such as rails, roads and even a mini-airport connected to prime cities like Kolkata.

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