Steel city Durgapur and its Industries
Durgapur is known for its Industrial Development. The rising Industries in Durgapur is its step towards development of the city.
Major Industries in Durgapur
1.The Mining and Allied Machinery Corporation (MAMC)
2.Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL)
3.Durgapur Chemicals Limited (DCL)
4.Bharat Ophthalmic Glass Limited (BOGL)
5. Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL)
5.ACC Babcock Limited (ABL)
6.Durgapur Thermal Power Station (DTPS)
Industries and development of Durgapur
Durgapur has many manufacturing industries. The DSP(Durgapur Steel Plant) and the ASP (Alloy Steel Plant) are the major industries of Durgapur and with these industries only the development of Durgapur became possible. Other industries also developed due to these two major industries of Durgapur. The industries are operated by the SAIL (Steel Authority if India lmtd). In the DSP(Durgapur Steel Plant) there are about 30000 employees and it produces one million tonnes pig iron annually. These is the one and only steel plant in India producing the railway wheels so this is one more reason for its popularity. The ASP(Alloy steel Plant) is a special steel plant with about 7000 employees. The capacity of this industry is 0.3 million tonnes per year and its main raw materials are the ferrous scraps from the junked cars. The ASP and the DSP had created a township for its employees as well as Hospitals, Schools and many other facilities.
Power Industries in Durgapur, West Bengal
Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) and Durgapur Thermal Power Station (DTPS) are the major source of power. These are very popular industries for the power generation. The Durgapur Thermal Power Station (DTPS) is a part of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).