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Bokaro Steel City
बोकारो स्टील सिटी (Hindi)
Planned city
Bokaro Steel City is located in Jharkhand
Bokaro Steel City
Bokaro Steel City
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°40′N 86°09′E / 23.67°N 86.15°E / 23.67; 86.15Coordinates: 23°40′N 86°09′E / 23.67°N 86.15°E / 23.67; 86.15
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
Founded by Steel Authority of India
Government
 • Type Corporate
 • Body Steel Authority of India
Area
 • Total 183 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 414,820(CITY)/564,319(UA)
 • Rank 4th in Jharkhand
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English
 • Other important odia, Santali, Bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 827 0xx
Telephone code 91-06542
Vehicle registration JH-09-?
Website www.bokaro.nic.in

Bokaro Steel City (About this sound pronunciation ) is a major industrial centre and the fourth largest city in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the headquarters of Bokaro district (one of the most industrialised zones in India) and home to the largest steel plant in India and several other large, medium and small industries.

Bokaro Steel City is the headquarters of the Bokaro District as well as Koylanchal range (Bokaro, Dhanbad and Giridih). It is one of the three headquarters of the Police IG zone, apart from Ranchi and Dumka, covering seven districts — Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, Giridih, Koderma, Chatra, Bokaro, and Ramgarh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bokaro is in the eastern part of India at 23°17′N 86°05′E / 23.29°N 86.09°E / 23.29; 86.09[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census, under the urban agglomeration of Bokaro Steel City, it is the 86th largest urban agglomeration and fourth largest city in Jharkhand.[3]

As per 2011 Census of India, Bokaro Steel City Urban Agglomeration had a population of 564,319, of which males were 299,232 and females 264,185.[4] Bokaro Steel City Urban Agglomeration is composed of Bokaro Steel City (Census Town), Chas (Nagar Parishad) and Bandhgora (CT).[5]

As per the 2011 Census of India Bokaro Steel City (Census Town) had a population of 414,820, of which 219,646 were males and 195,174 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 44,861 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 41,272.[6]

In 2001, Bokaro Steel City (CT) had a population of 394,173 of which males were 213,044 and females 181,829. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Total number of literates in Bokaro Steel City were 289,296, with males numbering 173,639 and females 115,657.[7]

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Bokaro Steel City UA was 420,736 (84.87% of total population) out of which 242,827 (92.27% of males) were males and 177,909 (76.50% of females) were females.[4]

As per 2011 census the number of literates in Bokaro Steel City (CT) was 303,783 out of which 174,522 were males and 129,261 were females.[6]

Steel Authority India Limited[edit]

The economy of the Steel City is heavily depended on the steel plant which is the primary source of income for the employees. After the 2001 downturn, steel prices hardened due to a huge rise in consumption by China and India. This resulted in large profits by SAIL which crossed a record Rs 60 billion (USD 1.3 Bn)[8] by the end of FY06. It has maintained its profitability since then with a slight dip to Rs 49 billion (USD 1 Bn)[9] in 2011 due to unfavorable economic conditions of 2011.

Electrosteel Castings Limited[edit]

A Kolkata-based water pipe manufacturer acquired 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land 18 km from the city and has erected its 2.2 MTPA steel plant. The company has invested close to Rs 80 Bn (USD 1.6 Bn) on this project which was operational from 2010.[10][11]

Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited[edit]

Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited Dalmia cement (BOJCL), the second joint venture between the Jaypee group and SAIL with management control vested in the company, is incorporated to set up a 2.1 MTPA capacity cement plant at Bokaro Steel City.[12]

Upcoming projects[edit]

  • Bokaro Steel Plant Modernisation[13] extend its capacity from 4.5 MT to 7.5 MT before 2011. In the same way, further plan for SAIL to extend BSL capacity to 17 MT before 2020. Apart from this a SAIL greenfield steel plant is planned to set up before 2015, capacity of 5 MT. So before 2020 BSL total capacity goes up to 22 MT, approximately double the present capacity (13 MT) of SAIL all steel plants.
  • ArcelorMittal[14][15] is looking to set up a 12 million tonne greenfield plant in Bokaro. The company is now looking for 8,000 acres (32 km2) of land but primarily take 2,500-acre (10 km2) of land at Petarwar/Kasmar (in Bokaro district) just 20 km from the city, nearby on NH-23. The company has been allocated 32–35 million cubic meter of water to be drawn from the Tenughat dam. In another move ArcelorMittal are to use the spare land of SAIL by establishing a new steel plant of 3–4 ml/ton capacity of 50:50 JV with PSU in BSL premises itself by the investment of $2.7 billion.
  • Tata Steel[16] wants to set up a steel plant with a capacity of 2–3 million tonnes at an investment of up to Rs. 140 billion in Bokaro along with SAIL. The jointly owned plant is proposed to come up on a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) plot of land that belongs to SAIL.
  • SAIL-POSCO JV Steel Plant: Steel minister Sri Virbhadra Singh has announced another new steel plant for Bokaro as part of a joint venture with Posco and SAIL by using FINEX technologies for high quality steel. The capacity of the plant will be 1.5 mt, establish in BSP periphery of 500 acres (2.0 km2).[17]
  • Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd,[18][19][20] which signed an MoU on 5 February 2003, has identified 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) for its project. Monnet Ispat will invest over Rs 140 billion for the project and is building a 280-mW power plant.
  • DVC and SAIL[21] have a joint venture of 50:50 to extend the capacity of Bokaro power plant from 500 MW to 1000 MW.
  • SEZ : Jharkhand government's second SEZ after Jamshedpur is planned to set up in BIADA in 500 acres (2.0 km2) land[citation needed].
  • Software Technology Park:[22] Buoyed by the success of the software technology park (STPI) in the state capital, the government is planning to set up two more STPIs — in Jamshedpur and Bokaro. The Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority (Biada) to make land available for the projects. It has suggested availability of land in the Balidih industrial area, where the ancillary units of Bokaro steel plant are housed.

Malls and multiplexes[edit]

The Bokaro administration has taken a step to turn Bokaro into a shopping hub for the region. An anti-encroachment drive has been launched in the steel city to make way for malls and multiplexes. The BSL administration has prepared a blueprint to develop shopping destinations and multiple-screen theatres.

  • The Bokaro Mall – With a cost of ₹60 Crore, The Bokaro Mall-cum-multiplex is operational in the heart of the city. The new mall is established in the 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land with three screens of PVR Cinemas, Big Bazaar, Reliance Retail, Pizza Hut restaurants, food court, club with facilities of sauna bath and steam bath, gym, entertainment zone, gaming zone and swimming pool. Agrawal & Agrawal, one of the best professional architectural firms in Eastern India, has designed the mall, developed by Amit Realty Pvt. Ltd. and managed by Preeminent Management & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Eylex Multiplex – Devi Cinema is being converted, located in a prime commercial area. Three screen multiplex 750 seats
  • Glitz Cinema – Glitz Cinema is planning to open its second multiplex of Jharkhand in Bokaro by 2015. Currently, in Jharkhand, Glitz Cinema is only in Ranchi.[23]
  • AV Quetzal Mall – 5 storied, 30000sqf floored area mall coming up in city by 2016.[24]

Sports and culture[edit]

Mohan Kumar Mangalam Stadium

Bokaro Airport[edit]

Air

Bokaro Airport is used only by private aircraft of SAIL and visiting dignitaries. Bokaro Steel Limited has expressed its readiness to allow the use of its airport for the purpose.

New Airport

Bokaro will soon figure on the country's air map as the Airports Authority of India(AAI) will set up a new airport there. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by AAI and the Jharkhand government for establishing airport in Bokaro in the presence of AAI chairman and Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda.

The new airport would have the capacity to allow commercial airliners such as Airbus A320 to land and take off which was not possible from the present airport.[26]

People from Bokaro Steel City[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jharkhand Police Organisation Chart
  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Airport BOKARO". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "View population details". Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Urban Agglomeration – Cities having population 1 lakh and above. Government of India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomerations haing population above 1 lakh and above, Census 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "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. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  8. ^ "SAIL". MoneyControl. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.moneycontrol.com/financials/steelauthorityindia/profit-loss/SAI#SAI
  10. ^ "Electrosteel in cash chase for Bokaro unit". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Electrosteel-Bokaro". The Economic Times. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Cement unit gets going in Bokaro". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "PM inaugurates the modernization of Bokaro Steel Plant". Moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  14. ^ ArcelorMittal explores other Jharkhand sites for steel plant in Bokaro Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "ArMittal hunts for new J'khand site in Bokaro". The Financial Express. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Tata Hunting place for its steel plant in Bokaro
  17. ^ Our Bureau (19 March 2010). "POSCO-SAIL new greenfield Plant". The Telegraph. Kolkota. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Monnet Steel & Power". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Navtan Kumar, ET Bureau 17 September 2010, 03.07am IST (17 September 2010). "Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  20. ^ BMW Steel Unit In Bokaro Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ DVC-SAIL joint venture to set up 500-MW power plant Archived 8 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "Steel cousins to host twin software technology parks". The Telegraph. Kolkota. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  23. ^ "Glitz Cinema". Business Standard. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  24. ^ AV mall
  25. ^ "Bokaro Attractions | Bokaro Place of interest". Travel.sulekha.com. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "New Airport in Bokaro". The Times of India. Press Trust of India. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

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