Old Rare Picture of Rourkela Steel Plant (SAIL) - Odia360

             Rourkela (ରାଉରକେଲା) is the Industrial Capital of Odisha and it is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha. It is the third largest Urban Agglomeration in Odisha. Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), in Rourkela, Odisha is the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India.  


             Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was set up with West German collaboration with an installed capacity of 1 million tonnes in the 1960s. It is operated by Steel Authority of India. Today we share some rare old pics of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in this post. Hope you like this post, share with friends.
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This pic of  December 16, 1957, where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the visit of Rourkela steel plant with Grandson Rajeev. Seen in the picture with him are Odisha Chief Minister Dr. Harekrusna  Mahatab and the Burmese Premier U Nu.


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This pic of 1957, Pandit Nehru alighting from a train at RSP Premier U Nu of Burma accompanied him on this visit.
 
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 This pic of December 10,1959: Dr Zakir Hussain, Governor of Bihar, Visiting the Rourkela Coke Ovens.


 

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Thousand of Rourkela people gather to watch the president of india, Rajendra Prasad, inaugurate the RSP on 3 February 1959.


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 First-time molten iron dropping from the blast furnace soon after the inauguration of the RSP.

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