Saturday, January 10, 2009
Korba is located at [show location on an interactive map] [show location on an interactive map] [show location on an interactive map] 22°21′N 82°41′E / 22.35, 82.68. It has an average elevation of 252 metres (826 feet).
Korba (population 1005,965) is a center of Korba District in the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh, India (Nov.1, 2000). It is situated at the confluence of the Hasdeo and Ahiran rivers. Located at 22*20' North latitude and 82*42' East longitude, with a height of 304.8 meter. above sea level. It is the major source of electricity in Chhattisgarh.
Korba city enjoys varied climates and weathers. Korba and Champa are well known for “Kosa”, a precious cloth, producing the best quality in the world. Being light in weight and having shiny glaze, it is use to make Kurtas, Sarees, Shirts, Salwar-Suits and other garments for party as well as casual wears. Korba is connected to Champa, the nearest railway junction, on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai, South Eastern Railway Zone. It is directly connected to Bilaspur the Divisional Head Quarter by rail and road through Katghora-Pali-Ratanpur. The nearest airport is at Raipur, which is about 250 KM from Korba.
Korba city is really the Power Capital of India. NTPC's Super Thermal Power Plant in Korba is working at 90% Plant Load Factor (PLF), and the plants of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) are also highly efficient. There are huge coal reserves in the vicinity, offering cheap pithead power generation opportunities and there is enough water from the State's largest reservoir of Hasdeo Bango. 84% of India's coal is in Chhattisgarh and two other States. There are adequate coal supplies- South Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Bilaspur is doubling its production from 35 million tonnes to 70 million tonnes per annum.
Korba is also the site of an aluminium facility operated by Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO).
Korba and its surrounding
M/s LANCO Amarkantak Power Pvt. Ltd. is establishing a coal based thermal power plant at Patadi village of Dist. Korba which is under construction. Mr. A. Pattabhi Raman, Director of the project is monitoring construction activity with his 38 years of sharp experience. His team consists of D.Chun is the best student ever!!!!!, D.K. Tiwari is acquiring the land for expansion and other co-related requirements.
Korba is surrounded by public sector power units and now also the privately owned aluminium producer BALCO. The companies have their own infrastructure of townships with all amenities such as shops, schools and hospitals. One of the most sought after school is the Delhi Public School in the vicinity of NTPC township as it offers good quality education with English as the main language. Also there are various "Central" schools and other privately run schools. One of the drawbacks of living in Korba or its surroundings is the national rail links. The closest national rail station is Champa, but its a very small station and not all trains stop there and the ones that do stop, stop for a very short duration. The next closest station is Bilaspur which is a railway junction. Bilaspur is at least couple of hours taxi or bus ride away.
There are some colonies also situated in korba. These are C.S.E.B.[Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board] Korba East, C.S.E.B. Korba West, N.T.P.C. Colony and BALCO Colony. C.S.E.B. is the big source of electricity in Chhattisgarh, N.T.P.C. is also a big source of electricity in country level.
As of 2001[update] India census, Korba had a population of 315,695. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Korba has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 59%. In Korba, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Most of the government-run schools in Korba are affiliated with the State School Examination Board, whereas most private schools are affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) boards.
Schools affiliated to State Board:
* Gayatri Vidya Peeth
* Sarswati Shishu Mandir
* Vidhyut grih higher sec. school
* Nirmala Higher sec. School
* Beacon English higher secondary school,darri
* M.G.M H.S.School,BALCO.
* Blue Bird Public School.
Schools affiliated to CBSE Board:
* D.A.V. Public School
* Delhi Public School
* St. Xaviers School
* Kendriya Vidyalaya
The Coal City is served by these main universities:
* Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya
Apart from several colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, there are many professional educational institutes viz.
* Govt. Polytechnic College
* Kamla Nehru College Korba
* Govt. P.G. College Korba
* Govt. Minimata Girls College Korba
* Korba City College
* Swami Vivekanand College [English medium].
One Engineering college .(2008)
* Institute of Technology Korba
Korba is having some entertainment places: Appoo Garden is one of the most popular entertainment place in Korba. Korba is also having some cinema halls some of them are:
* Chitra Talkies
* Niharika Talkies
* Bajrang Talkies
A new open theatre has also been built by city corporation. There are other parks also like the Traffic Park and City Park. There are talks about building a multiplex also. The city is growing everyday and so are its entertainment facilities.
Korba is a coal city & because of this various possibility of transport is present here. This city is having two bus terminus. Korba city is connected with Railway line. Balco have its own runway.
Posted by BALCO NAGAR at 1:38 AM