The city was earlier known as Shringavali, named after the sage Shringi, was once upon a time covered with dense and unnavigable forests and inhabited by wild animals. The place was considered so treacherous that it was used by the Kings of Rewa State, who ruled the area till 1947.
The area in the eastern part of of Sidhi Distt. in the state of MP and the adjoining southern part of Sonebhadra District.
In addition to above major industries several companies of Chemical industry , Explosive industry and allied engineering services industry alongwith two local IT sector company exist which support the above three giants of this area.
All these Industrial developments have only been possible because earth has blessed this part of the land with mineable reserves of Coal. Northern Coal fields Limited, the PSU coal major & the highest profit making subsidiary of Coal giant "Coal India Ltd" is the only feeder to these power, chemical & cement plants located within the vicinity of Singrauli Industrial Zone. With many billion tones of coal being mined for the last 35-40 yrs, it still sits on a geographical reserve of more than 8.7 billion tones, which can be mined for another 35-40 Yrs.
The peresent power plants genarate power at singrauli :
By Air- Varanasi is the nearest airport to rich at Singrauli.
By Rail- There are number of railway roots connected with Singrauli. Nearest railway junction is Singrauli Junction.
By Road- Singrauli is well connected with the major cites of the India.
As per 2001 Census of India, Singrauli had a population of 185,580. Males constitute 54% and females 46% of the population.18% of the population is under 6 years of age. Singrauli has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 46%.
The visiting places of Singrauli includes Amlohri , Bina , Bijpur , Dudhichua , Gorbi , Jayant , Jhingurda , Kakri , Khadia , Morwa,Nandgawn , Nighai , Obra , Renukoot , Renusagar , Rihand , Shaktinagar , VindhyanagarWaidhan ,Anpara.