NALCO operates bauxite mines on Panchampatmali Hills in Koraput district of Odisha.It has an alumina refinery at Damanjodi, and a smelter and a rolled products unit at Angul. Bhushan Steel Limited has a presence at Meramandali in Dhenkanal district of Odisha and is currently (as of 2012) implementing a backward integration project to set up an integrated steel plant of 2.3 million tonnes per annum capacity.It has plans to further raise the capacity of the plant.
Between 18, 1,288 km (800 mi) of the historical East Coast Railway was opened for traffic.
In 1898-99, two important lines of BNR, namely Sini-Kharagpur-Kolaghat and Kharagpur-Cuttack were opened, thereby linking BNR to the lines in southern India.
In 1960, Indian Railway took up three projects: the Kottavalasa-Koraput-Jeypore-Kirandaul line (Dandakaranya Project), the Titlagarh-Bolangir-Jharsuguda Project and the Rourkela-Kiriburu Project.
All the three projects taken together were popularly known as the DBK Project or the Dandakaranya Bolangir Kiriburu Project.
The 289 km (180 mi) long railway line, now (as of 2012) under construction from Balangir on the Jharsuguda-Titlagrh line to Khurda Road on the Howrah-Chennai main line, will pass through Subarnapur, Boudh and Nayagarh.
It would require construction of 11 tunnels measuring 6.30 km in all, and around 435 bridges including one 660 m (2,165 ft) long bridge over the Tel River.
In 1945 this rail link was first surveyed by the Bengal-Nagpur Railway which thought Bhubaneswar’s link with some of the most backward undivided districts of Odisha, namely Balangir, Kalahandi, Koraput and Phulbani, to be important. The project was initially hit by delays in land acquisition and even after it got off progress was slow.
According to Shivaji Patnaik, the veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, "The construction for the project started way back in 1994.
The Jharsuguda–Vizianagaram line is a railway line in eastern India.