(Last Updated on : 12-08-2016)
Jharsuguda is the district and administrative headquarters of Jharsuguda district
. Jharsuguda is an industrial hub, consisting mainly of metallurgical industries.
Location of Jharsuguda
Jharsuguda is located at 21.85 degree North to 84.03 degree East. It has an average elevation of 218 metres (715 ft).
Geography of Jharsuguda
Jharsuguda is located in Western Odisha State Highway 10 and National highway 200 pass through Jharsuguda. The Ib River flows along the Western side of Jharsuguda town and the river Bheden flows in the south. The area of the town is 70.47 km2, and has a population of 579,499. Jharsuguda is located at a height of 700-750 feet above mean sea level.
Climate in Jharsuguda
The highest temperature in Jharsuguda recorded in summer is 48.0 degree Celsius and it has an average rain fall of 1527 mm.
Economy of Jharsuguda
Jharsuguda is fast emerging as the economic hub of Odisha. The state government has formed a master plan for the city's development. Jharsuguda has a unit of Ultratech Cement of the Aditya Birla Group at Dhutra. Many small- and medium-scale steel units are being set up in the town vicinity, including Bhushan Power & Steel Limited (Thelkoloi village), SMC Power Generation Ltd., Action ISPAT Ltd., Eastern Steel & Power Ltd., TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited and Concast Steel & Power Ltd. A few large-scale units of Vedanta Alumina Ltd and Utkal Alumina International Ltd are established there.
Jharsuguda is well connected to all major cities of India through the rail network. It is popularly known as the power house of Odisha due to a large number of thermal power plants located nearby. Jharsugud had a relatively developed transportation network. The main mode of transport is cycle and rickshaw. However, in the last few years, auto rickshaws, savaris, vans, buses have also started as a means of local transport. The Jharsuguda Airport is under expansion at Durlaga. It has an airstrip since the British times, which is currently upgrading to a full-fledged airport. Jharsuguda is an important railway junction on the Tatanagar-Bilaspur
section of Howrah
line and Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram line. The railway station comes under South Eastern Railway.
Jharsuguda is connected to various towns of the states by State Highway 10 and National Highway.
Temples of Odisha
Odisha, Indian state
Tourism of Jharsuguda