Belpahar Town of Jharsuguda District

This resource is a complete package of information about Belpahar and its surrounding. Belpahar is a town in Jhrsuguda district around 22 km from Jharsuguda main town. Belpahar is a town and municipality in the Jharsuguda district with almost all the basic facilities, be it water, electricity, road, healthcare or education.

Belpahar of Jharsuguda is a town and a municipality in Jharsuguda district in the state of Orissa, India. Belpahar is famous for its geographical location, as it is the center for many coal mines areas nearby. Tata Refractories is located in Belpahar while there is Mahanadi Coalfields Limited and Ib Thermal Power station in the vicinity. It has a railway station which levels 242 metres high above the sea level. This area is among the fastest growing industrial zones in Odisha.

Belpahar has a population of 40,000+. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Belpahar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 64% of the males and 36% of females literate.

Transport in Belpahar
Belpahar is well connected by road and rail. Belpahar railway station is well connected with trains from Howrah, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad. Jharsuguda which is 22 km from Belpahar is connected from the rest of the country including Chennai and Bangalore. Belpahar is connected through direct buses from Rourkela, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Raipur. National Highway 200 connects Belpahar directly to Raipur.

Economy of Belpahar
Belpahar is surrounded by many coal mines. The IB thermal power plant is located near Belpahar. The major industry is TRL Krosaki Ltd. Other important industries surrounding Belpahar are IB Thermal Power Plant and Mahanadi Coal Field.

Education in Belpahar
Belpahar has six major schools. Girdhar Lal High School (GLHS), Aadarsh Balika Utchya Vidyalay (ABUV),Belpahar English Medium School(BEMS), Dayanand Anglo Vedic Public School(DAVPS),Vivekananda International School (VINS) and the Belpahar Refractory High school(BRHS) which prepares students for higher secondary education. Among which Girdhar Lal High School (GLHS) is the oldest one. BEMS follows the curriculum of ICSE (Year- 10) and ISC (Year 12). DAVPS follows the CBSE curriculum. BRHS follow the curriculum of the Orrisa state board of higher education. The alumni of GLHS,BEMS,DAVPS and BRHS are well placed and they are distributed throughout the globe. For higher studies, Belpahar college offers programs in commerce, arts and science for graduate degrees.The commerence stream has always good result in Jharsuguda district. Belpahar College had always produced toppers in HSC and university exams.

Sports in Belpahar
TRL field, is one of the biggest ground in state. Surrounded by galary of sitting capacity 10,000 people at once. It has witnessed many state level cricket tournament and national level ladies football tournament.

Healthcare in Belpahar
Jahangir Ghandy Hospital is one of the best hospital in this area equipped with all the latest medical equipments, Adding to this it has Dr Samal's(MBBS) Nursingh Home, Dr Latika patel(MBBS) in government Hospitals, Dr Zia Ul Haque(M.D, working in Gupta Nursing Home, Jharsuguda) and Dr pradhan's clinic and a dental clinic near SBI Belpahar.

Places of interest in Belpahar
Belpahar also has some nearby tourist attractions such as Koili Ghoghar (32 kilometres from Belpahar), Lal Pathar (8 km from Belpahar),Khadu (5 kilometres from Belpahar),Ullapgarh & Ujjalpur (7 kilometres from Belphar),Jagannath Temple, Nava Durga Temple(Gandhi Nagar, Belpahar) and IB river (8 kilometres from Belpahar).
Belpahar has one beautiful Park named Jubilee park having a large variety of flower and water fountain cover with light work. The name of this park has been changed to JRD TATA Park.
Belpahar & surrounding areas are full of minerals.

Koili Ghoghar in Belpahar
A scenic tourist spot about forty five minutes away from Belpahar Railway Station on the way to Raigarh, Koili Ghoghar houses a beautiful river carving its way out of rock faces and cascading down in steps. It is a breath-taking sight during the rainy season. There are the resident ducks an monkeys that provide quite an entertainment for the tourists. It is a favoured picnic spot with people coming from far and near for a view of the lush greenery, surreal rock faces and the creamy waters cascading down the rocks. There is also a Shiva temple and a temple veneering a local deity for those with a religious vein.

Ullapgarh in Belpahar
This is a hillock about fifteen minutes away from Belpahar Railway Station. It is said that the revolutionaries fighting in the freedom struggle of India took refuge in this hillock. The spaces carved out from the rock face to hold torches can be seen to this day. The journey uphill entails one to be of a strong disposition as the sun and the dry heat can take their toll on one's bodily fluids. But once you reach the summit it is a view to behold. Greenery combined with the piercing silence is a great restorative. It would be advised to remember one's way up lest one may find themselves going down by a completely different path and hence get lost.


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