Steel Plant Rourkela
Popularly known as Odisha's first integrated steel plant in the public sector, Rourkela Steel Plant was founded in 1955. In 1960, the plant was established with a capacity of 1 million tonnes with a German collaboration. With time, this capacity got increased to 2 million tonnes of hot metals, 1.6 million tonnes of saleable steel, and 1.9 million tonnes of crude steel. Since, the it comes under the Steel Authority of India, the plant witnessed many stages of modernization and expansion in last few decades. Under the expansion project, a fertilizer plant was established in 1964 with an aim to utilize the remnants of the steel plant. Today, the plant not just holds the tag of being the first steel plant in Odisha but also one of the largest of their kind in India.