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Location of Jharsuguda
in Orissa and India
Coordinates 21°51′N 84°02′E / 21.85°N 84.03°E / 21.85; 84.03
Country  India
State Orissa
District(s) Jharsuguda
Population 75,570 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

218 m (715 ft)

Jharsuguda is a municipality located in the Jharsuguda district of Orissa, India. Within Orissa, the town is situated in the region of Western Orissa.



Jharsuguda is located at 21°51′N 84°02′E / 21.85°N 84.03°E / 21.85; 84.03[1]. It has an average elevation of 218 metres (715 feet). It is on the bank of the IB River


As of 2001 India census[2], Jharsuguda had a population of 75,570. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. It has an average literacy rate of 89%, higher than the national average of 73%: male literacy being 77% and female literacy at 60%. Around 12% of the population of Jharsuguda are under 6 years of age.


  • Durga Puja: Durga puja has been celebrated in public pandals in the town for more than half a century.
  • Nuakhai: It is an important festival for the people of Western Orissa. All the persons of a family gather during this period and eat together. After that, the younger take the blessings of elders and dance with friends.
  • Kirtan(***Buromal***)> All people pray to god Krishna and Ram.
  • Ganesh puja: Public celebration of Ganesh puja for 10 days


The town is cosmopolitan in nature and no ethnic group makes up a majority of the population. The larger groups are the native Oriya population, Coastal Orissa people, Bengalis, Biharis, Marwaris, Gujaratis, Punjabis, Sindhis and Telugus. The religious demography of Jharsuguda is dominated by the Hindus, who form about 86% of the city's population and the rest 14% is made up by the Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and traces of Parsees.


The main language spoken in Jharsuguda are Hindi and Oriya (the Sambalpuri dialect)

Economy and infrastructure

This cosmopolitan town is fast emerging as the economic hub of Western Orissa and there is a vision of master plan for the city by the state Govt[3].Jharsuguda also has a unit of Ultratech Cement of Aditya Birla Group, at Dhutra, which is India's largest cement manufacturing company[4].Currently, many small- and medium-scale steel units are being set up in the town vicinity, primary being Bhushan Power & Steel Limited (Thelkoloi village, Sambalpur district), SMC Power Generation Ltd., Action Ispat Ltd., Eastern Steel & Power Ltd., SPS Steel & Power Ltd. A few large scale units of Vedanta Alumina Ltd and Utkal Alumina International Ltd will be setting up units in the area

  • Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), currently setting up a 0.5 million tonne aluminium smelter and 675 MW captive power plant at Jharsuguda in Orissa, has chalked out massive 4.6 billion dollar expansion for the project.[5]
  • Reliance Energy Ltd has proposed to set up a 12,000 mW thermal power plant at a cost of Rs 48,000 crore (Rs 480 billion) at Hirma in the Jharsuguda district of Orissa.[6]
  • Sterlite company is developing a 2,400 MW power plant at Jharsuguda.[7]
  • The Centre plans to set up an airport at Jharsuguda in western Orissa.[8]
  • Bhusan power and steel[9]


Since pre-independence days, the town has had a relatively developed transportation network. The main mode of transport is cycle rickshaw. However, from last few years auto rickshaws have also started for local transport. The main road starts from Sarbahal and goes till Beheramal.


The railway station comes under South Eastern Railway. Being an important junction on the erstwhile Bengal Nagpur Railways and the current Howrah-Mumbai route, Jharsuguda is directly connected to all the metros &states of India, especially Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand.

Train List

Up Train Name Dn
2860 Howrah-Mumbai CST Gitanjali Superfast Express 2859
2130 Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express 2129
2810 Howrah-Mumbai Mail 2809
2906 Howrah-Porbandar Aradhana Express 2905
2871 Howrah-Sambalpur Ispat Superfast Express 2872
8451 Hatia-Puri Tapaswini Express 8452
8189 Tata-Alleppey Express 8190
3351 Dhanbad-Alleppey Express 3352
8477 Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express 8478
8005 Howrah-Koraput Samaleswari Express 8006
2834 Howrah-Ahmedabad Express 2833
8030 Shalimar-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express 8029
2812 Hatia-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express 2811
2152 Howrah-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express 2151
2889 Tatanagar-Yesvantpur Express 2890
2870 Howrah-Mumbai CST Superfast Express 2869
3288A Danapur-Durg South Bihar Express 3287A
211 Rourkela-Puri Passenger 212
327 Tata-Nagpur-Amravati Passenger 328
321 Tata-Bilaspur Passenger 322
2835 Hatia-Yashwantpur Express 2836

2563 B Malaya Express Puri- Ranchi }


Jharsuguda is connected to various towns of the state by State Highway 10 and National Highway 200.


Tourist Interests

  • Ancient Siva Shrine of Jhadeswar Temple
  • Shree Pahadeswar Temple
  • Rock Painting and Lithography of Bikramkhol
  • Ruins of Hill Forts of Ulapgarh
  • Padmasini Temple of Padampur
  • Ramchandi: An ancient Shaktipitha
  • Koilighughar water fall (Lakhanpur)
  • Shiva Shrine of Mahadebpali (Samasingha)
  • Historical Kolabira Fort
  • Manmohan M.E. School:in 1918, Historical School
  • The Airport established during the World War 2
  • Chandi Mandir, Brajrajnagar,Jharsuguda
  • LaxmiNarayan Temple, Brajrajnagar,Jharsuguda
  • Ram Mandir, Loco colony, Jharsuguda
  • Kali Mandir, K.M.Road, Jharsuguda
  • Durga Mandir, OMP,Jharsuguda
  • Shiva Mandir,Purniband,(Buromal),Jharsuguda
  • JRD TATA Park,Belpahar,Jharsuguda
  • Makad Chatta,Belpahar,Jharsuguda
  • Nava Durga Temple,Gandhi Nagar,Belpahar
  • Jagannath Temple,Gomadera, Belpahar
  • Lal Patthar, Belpahar
  • Khadu,Belpahar

Movie Theatres

  • Shiva Takies, Near Over Bridge, Beheramal
  • Mishra Talkies, Mangal Bazar Road
  • View World,Near new bus stand,Sunani & Magar Road
  • Govinv Takies,Belpahar


General Colleges

  • L.N. College, Jharsuguda
  • Belpahar College,Belpahar
  • Women's College, Jharsuguda
  • Jharsuguda Engg. School
  • Brajrajnagar College
  • BDSE, Brajrajnagar
  • Black Diamond College Of Engineering
  • S.M. College,Jharsuguda


  • DAV Public School, IB Valley Area, Brajrajnagar
  • DAV Public School, Samleswari, Brajrajnagar
  • Saraswati shishu mandir,mangal bazar road,jharsuguda
  • Kantapali High School,Jharsuguda
  • Man Mohan Nodal Upper Primary School
  • Panchpara DIET Training school panchpara/Jharsuguda
  • Panchpara High school
  • Jharianair Primary school
  • Daniel Public School, Brajrajnagar
  • Little Angels Public School, Brajrajnagar
  • Government High School
  • Town High School
  • Government Girls High School
  • Badheimunda Upper Primary School
  • DAV Public School, Jharsuguda
  • St. Mary's Convent School
  • St. Thomas English School[10]
  • Ghana shiksha niketan school
  • Ghanashyam Hemlata Vidya Mandir
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Jharsuguda [11]
  • Puruna Basti MPL High School
  • Coxcolony Upper Primary & Middle English School
  • Mixed Railway High school
  • Assembly of God school
  • Orient colliery high School
  • sikhsha niketan school brajrajnagar
  • saraswati shishu mandir sarbahal
  • Ratnakar High School H.Katapali

Hotels and Lodges

  • Hotel Ajanta (Best Rooms at cheap, economical prices,Quality Ajanta Hotels)[12]
  • Hotel Aryan
  • Hotel Ananta Balia
  • Hotel Bisnu Palace
  • Hotel City Palace (the most accomplished in the town )[13]
  • Hotel Devyani
  • Hotel Kanishk
  • Hotel Mid Town
  • Hotel Shree Shankar [14]
  • Hotel Vandana (the largest hotel of the town)
  • Konark Regency
  • kaling bar
  • Sunani & Magar Palace(Air Port Road,OMP)


Current MLA from Jharsuguda Assembly Constituency is Nabo Das who has won the seat in State elections of 2009 by defeating Kishor Mohanty of BJD. Birendra Chandra Pandey of INC had won this seat in 1995, 1985 and 1980. Sairindra Nayak of INC was MLA from this seat in 1977.[15]

Jharsuguda is part of Bargarh (Lok Sabha constituency).[16]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jharsuguda
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.  
  3. ^ http://www.odisha.in/news/129/ARTICLE/1705/2007-10-25.html
  4. ^ http://www.ultratechcement.com/contact/contact.htm
  5. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/vedanta-chalks-out-46-bn-expansion-for-jharsuguda-unit/01/16/340594/
  6. ^ http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2005/may/31ril.htm
  7. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/sterlite-bid-lowest-for-punjab-project/330567/
  8. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/Airlines__Aviation/Orissa_to_get_second_airport_at_Jharsuguda/articleshow/2399549.cms
  9. ^ http://www.bhushanltd.com/wirerods.htm
  10. ^ http://wikimapia.org/1523732/Saint-Thomas-English-School-jsg
  11. ^ http://www.kvjharsuguda.com/
  12. ^ http://www.ajantahotel.co.in/
  13. ^ http://www.citypalace.in/
  14. ^ http://www.hotelshreeshanker.co.in/
  15. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparision for 130-Jharsuguda Constituency of ORISSA". Election Commission of India. http://archive.eci.gov.in/March2004/pollupd/ac/states/s18/Partycomp130.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-27.  
  16. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Orissa". Election Commission of India. http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2000/background/S18/Orissa_AC_Dist_PC.pdf. Retrieved 2008-09-27.  

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