Sunday, 19 June, 2011


Here is list of a few credits of "Mini India"

# 1st Public Sector Steel Plant of the country- Rourkela Steel Plant, Plan-1954, Operation of 1st Blast Furnace-1957, Established as an Unit-1959

# 2nd largest Railway Marshalling Yard of Asia-Bondamunda,Rourkela

# 2nd largest Railway Locomotive Shed of India(according to locomotive strength)-
Bondamunda: Diesel Locomotive Shed(1962)& Electric Locomtive Shed(1983)

# 1st and only Silicon Steel Producing Unit of India.One of 4 such units in the world-
Silicon Steel Mill(SSM),Rourkela Steel Plant(1982)

# 1st CCTV Network in the entire Asia Continent- Rourkela Steel Plant(1982)

# One of the oldest and reputed Technical Institutes of the country- National Institute of Technology(NIT),Rourkela;formerly Regional Engineering College(1962); Ranked as 2nd best NIT in India

# 1st Technical University of India- Biju Patnaik University of Technology(BPUT),Rourkela(2002)

# 1st and only township to be wholly managed by an Industrial Unit- Rourkela Industrial Township/Rourkela Steel Township,managed by Rourkela Steel Plant
Rourkela Industrial Township is ISO-14001 & 9001 certified

# One of the tallest stautes of Asia- Lord Hanuman Statue at Hanuman Vatika - 74 ft 9 inches;Formerly the tallest stautes in Asia

# Largest colony of Asia- Chhend Colony,Rourkela

# One of best schools of India,with respect to academic performance and achievements in national and international level- Ispat English Medium School,Rourkela

# 14th cleanest city of India out of a total 423 cities taken for a survey- Rourkela Industrial Township/Rourkela Steel Township

# Birthplace of Saint Vedvyas, the compiler of Mahabharata- Vedvyas,Rourkela at the confluence of Koel,Sankha and Saraswati rivers which go on to become river Brahmani

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