Durgapur secondary steel cluster


Durgapur is a major industrial hub of eastern India and one of the largest markets for iron and secondary steel products in the country. The city is located on the banks of the river Damodar in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal, about 158 km from Kolkata and adjoining the coalfields of Raniganj. There are over 1000 mineral and metal-based industries in the Durgapur industrial belt, including around 136 secondary steel units that manufacture a wide range of steel and alloy products for sectors such as construction, household, industry, infrastructure, power, and railways. The secondary steel industries include DRI plants, steel melting units, steel rerolling mills (SRRMs), ferro alloy units, wire drawing units, and foundries.

Products manufactured

Steel and alloy products like angles, TMT bars, channels, coils, pipes, rails, tubes, sheets, and wires.

Number of MSMEs


Main fuels

Coal, natural gas, electricity

Total energy consumption (toe)

1.66 million toe (Mtoe): thermal (coal & natural gas) —1.14 Mtoe, electricity 0.52 Mtoe

Leading industry association(s)

  • West Bengal Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association (WBSIMA)
  • Durgapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) https://dcci.org.in/
  • Durgapur Small Industries Association
  • Jamuria Steel Industries Association
  • Bamunara Steel Association
  • Angadpur Industries Association

Cluster Profile

http://sameeeksha.org/pdf/Situation analysis report _ Durgapur.pdf

Other Resources

Source: Data pertains to 2023, collected by TERI under a research exercise supported by the SED Fund.

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