This article is about the municipality in Odisha, India. For its namesake district, see Jharsuguda district.
Industrial capital of Odisha
Nickname(s): JSG
Jharsuguda is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°51′N 84°02′E / 21.85°N 84.03°E / 21.85; 84.03
Country  India
State Odisha
District Jharsuguda
 • Total 223 km2 (86 sq mi)
Elevation 218 m (715 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 97,730 [1]
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768201
Vehicle registration OR 23
Website jharsuguda.nic.in

Jharsuguda is the district headquarters of Jharsuguda district of Odisha, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Jharsuguda district. It is a growing industrial hub, specially in the metal and cement industries. 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 large number of thermal power plants located nearby.

Geography and climate

Jharsuguda is located at 21°51′N 84°02′E / 21.85°N 84.03°E / 21.85; 84.03.[2] It has an average elevation of 218 metres (715 ft). Jharsuguda is situated at the western end of Odisha state. It is 515 km from Kolkata. State highway 10 and National highway 200 pass through Jharsuguda. The Ib River flows along the Western side of Jharsuguda town and the river Vheden flows in the south. The area of the town is 70.47 km2, and has a population of 579,499.[3]

The town situated at 21.82° north longitude and 84.1° latitude and at a height of 700–750 feet above mean sea level. The highest temperature recorded in summer is 48.0 °C and it has an average rain fall of 1527 mm.

Climate data for Jharsuguda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32
Average high °C (°F) 28
Average low °C (°F) 12
Record low °C (°F) 8
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.6
Average rainy days (≥ 0.01) 1.4 1.5 1.5 2.0 3.3 9.7 16.1 16.8 11.2 3.6 0.8 0.5 68.4
Average relative humidity (%) 61 55 45 40 40 61 86 86 85 77 67 64 63.9
Source #1: Weatherbase[4]
Source #2: IMD[5]


A mix of culture from all over India can be found at Jharsuguda, although it is predominately Kosli. Major festivals celebrated in the town are:

  • Nuakhai: This is an important festival for the people of Kosal (Western Odisha). Families gather during this period and eat together. After that, the younger take the blessings of elders and dance with friends.
  • Message-Always give the respect to the elders and take the blessing from him
  • Bhai Jauntia: A festival observed by the women of this region where a sister prays for the betterment of her brother.
  • Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra is celebrated in the town.[6]
  • Durga Puja: Durga Puja has been celebrated in public pandals in the town for more than half a century. Specially Durga pandel of Chowki para and Mangal Bazar and Puja by Sri Santimai Mukhrajee in Chowki Para is very devotional.
  • Ganesh Puja: A 10-day public celebration of Ganesh Puja.
  • Diwali and Chhat: It is celebrated with great pomp and show.
  • Kirtan (Nama Yangya) (Sarbahal, Sahapada, Buromal and Chowki Para): People pray to Krishna and Ram. Villagers of Beherapat have celebrated Asta Prahar Nama Yangya since 1966 and also started in Chowki Para on 2014 help of Ashok Gej, Narayan Sahu, Sharme Ji, Subash Sen etc.
  • The spoken languages in Jharsuguda Town are Kosli (Sambalpuri), Hindi and Oriya.

Economy and infrastructure

Sterlite Plant at Jharsuguda
Vedanta Plant at Jharsuguda

This cosmopolitan town is fast emerging as the economic hub of Odisha; the state government has formed a master plan for the city's development.[7] Jharsuguda has a unit of Ultratech Cement of the Aditya Birla Group at Dhutra, which is India's largest cement manufacturing company.[8] 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 will be setting up units in the area.

  • UltraTech Cement Limited has set up a 4.0 MTPA capacity Cement grinding Unit, the Largest in Orissa.
  • Sesa Sterlite Limited ( Formally known as Vedanta Aluminium Limited - VAL and Sterlite Energy Limited - SEL) [9] has set up a 0.5 million-tonne aluminium smelter (in operation) and a 1.2 Million Tonne Smelter (undergoing startup). The 0.5 Million Tonne Smelter is supported by a 1200 MW (135*9 MW) Captive Power Plant (CPP). In addition to this, there is a 2400 MW (600*4 MW) Independent Power Plant (IPP) also at the same site. Vedanta has chalked out a massive 4.6 billion dollar expansion for the project.[10]
  • Reliance Energy 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 Odisha.[11]
  • Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) established IB Thermal Power Station having two units of 210 MW each in the Ib valley area of Jharsuguda and is developing a 1,220 MW power plant at same place.

<In recent years Jharsuguda district has witnessed a large scale Industrialization.


Since pre-independence days, the city has 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. Here before there was an aerodrome field which is now upgrading to Airport.


Jharsuguda railway station is a junction station on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai 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.


Colleges & Training Center

  • Laxminarayan College, Jharsuguda
  • Women's College, Jharsuguda
  • Jharsuguda Engineering School
  • S. M. College, Jharsuguda
  • PKSS College, Jharsuguda
  • Black Diamond School of Engineering, Brajrajnagar
  • Black Diamond College of Engineering and Technology, Jharsuguda
  • DIET Industrial Training Centre
  • B. N. College, Brajrajnagar
  • Mahima College Mahima Puram bijapali (Jogeswar Meher)
  • Belpahar College, Belpahar.
  • S. S. College, Talpatia.
  • NIIT IT Training Centre, Near Mundra Cloth Store(Jharsuguda)
  • Shortly open Overseas Industrial Technical Institute www.overseasiti.com, 91-9776389555 Jharsuguda

Biswanath college,near btm chowk,jharsuguda


  • Aparna World School, Jharsuguda
  • Town High School, Jharsuguda
  • Panchpara High School
  • V. S. S. High School, Beheramal
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • Ratnakar High School, H. Katapali
  • Oriya U.P. & M.E. School, Cox Colony
  • St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Cox Colony
  • Assembly of God School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya [12]
  • Government High School, Sarbahal
  • Government Girls High School
  • DAV Public School, Sunarimunda
  • DAV Public School, SOCP, Brajrajnagar
  • DAV Public School, IB Valley Area, Brajrajnagar
  • St. Thomas English School[13]
  • U. G. M. E. School, Sarbahal
  • Panchyat High School, Badmal
  • Manmohan M. E. School
  • Ekatali U. G. M. E. School
  • Jharianair U. P. School
  • Nazul Oriya U. P. School
  • Purunabasti M P L High School
  • Purunabasti BOYS U. P. School
  • Purunabasti GIRLS U. P. School
  • Purunabasti I. G .M. Girls High School
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Sarbahal
  • Anand Prerna School, Puruna
  • Blue Bell English Medium School, Cox Colony
  • Shining Star International Public School, B. T. M.
  • Ghanshyam Hemlata Vidya Mandir, Baljori, Jharsuguda
  • Hanuman Vidyalay, Jhanda Chowk, Jharsuguda
  • M. L. High School, Attabira
  • Municipal High School, Ekatali
  • Buromal U. P. School, Buromal
  • Buromal M. E. School, Buromal
  • U.G.M.E. School, O. S. A. P.
  • U.G.M.E. School, Hirma
  • Government High School, Arda
  • Government High School, Banjari
  • Government High School, Sodamal
  • Government High School, Jhirlapali
  • Blue Bell Primary School, Cox Colony
  • Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Mangalbazar Hindi Vibhag

Famous Personality


The current MLA from Jharsuguda Assembly Constituency is Naba Kishore Das (Naba Das), who won the seat 2009 and 2014 State elections 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[14]

Jharsuguda is currently under Bargarh (Lok Sabha constituency). This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India in 2002. The current M.P. from the Bargarh (Lok Sabha constituency) is Dr. Prabhas Singh from Biju Janata Dal winning the elections in the year 2014.Previously Jharsuguda was under Deogarh (Lok Sabha constituency).


  • Gudguda water fall, 40 km from Jharsuguda.
  • Rock Painting and Lithography of Bikramkhol
  • Ruins of Hill Forts of Ulapgarh
  • Padmasini Temple of Padampur
  • Koilighughar Water Fall, Lakhanpur
  • Ancient Siva Shrine of Jhadeswar Temple, Jharsuguda
  • Shree Pahadeswar Temple, Jharsuguda
  • Shiva Shrine of Mahadebpali
  • Kolabira Fort (Historical)
  • Lalpathar
  • Chandi Temple, Brajrajnagar
  • Laxmi Temple, Brajrajnagar
  • Durga Temple (Old Town Temple), Jharsuguda
  • Hanuman Temple (Bajranbali Mandir), Mangal Bazar, Jharsuguda
  • Teli Talab Shiv Tample, Chowki Para


  1. ^ [www.censusindia.gov.in]
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Jharsuguda
  3. ^ 2001 Census
  4. ^ "Climate Data(Weatherbase)". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Climate Data(IMD)". Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Important Fairs and Festival of Jharsuguda district". 
  7. ^ IIT submits master plan for twin cities. Orissa.in. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  8. ^ UltraTech | Contact us. Ultratechcement.com (2005-04-20). Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Vedanta chalks out $4.6 bn expansion for Jharsuguda unit. Business-standard.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  11. ^ Reliance plans 12,000 mw plant in Odisha – Rediff.com Business. Inhome.rediff.com (2005-05-31). Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  12. ^ Kendriya Vidyalaya Jharsuguda. Kvjharsuguda.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  13. ^ Saint Thomas English School, Jharsuguda. Wikimapia.org. Retrieved on 2011-01-20.
  14. ^ "State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 130-Jharsuguda Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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