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|Power City Industrial Capital of Chhattisgarh|
|Named for||Pahadi korwas|
|• Body||Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Renu Agrawal (INC)|
|Elevation||316 m (1,037 ft)|
|Population (Urban 2011)|
|• Rank||3rd in state|
|• Official||Hindi, Chhattisgarhi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||927 ♂/♀|
Korba is a city and an industrial area in Korba District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Korba is known as the Power Capital of India. Korba has South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company (CSPGCL), Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), Lanco Amarkantak Power Plant and various industries.
Korba Super Thermal Power Plant of NTPC is located at Jamanipali area. It receives coal from Gevra and Kusmunda mines and source of water for the power plant is Hasdeo River. Korba Thermal Power Station is owned and operated by Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company. There are more small Power Plant near city like Hasdeo Thermal Power Station, Dr Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Thermal Power Station and Lanco Amarkantak Power Plant.
Bharat Aluminium Company has plant which is one of the Asia's largest aluminium production industries. In 2009, chimney under construction by Gannon Dunkerley & Company at the Balco smelter collapsed killing 49 workers and GDCL management have been accused of negligence in the incident.
It also has a large petroleum containment complex which gets oil from under ground pipelines belonging to Indian Oil Corporation.
Government and jurisdiction
Korba is headquarter of Korba district. Korba City has been a metropolitan municipality with a mayor-council form of government. Korba Municipal Corporation (KMC) was established in 1956 under the Madhya Pradesh Nagar Palika Nigam Adhiniyam. The KMC is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, local planning and welfare services. The mayor and councillors are elected to five-year terms.
Korba (Lok Sabha constituency) is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency for the city and constituency is composed of the following assembly segments: Rampur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 20), Korba (assembly constituency no. 21), Katghora (assembly constituency no. 22) and Pali-Tanakhar (ST) (assembly constituency no. 23) is part of Korba district. Currently, Banshilal Mahto of Bharatiya Janata Party is a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha and Jaysingh Agrawal of Indian National Congress sitting Member of the Legislative Assembly from Korba (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Korba railway station is connected to Champa, the nearest railway junction on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. The stations comes under South East Central Railway Zone. It is directly connected to Bilaspur which the Divisional Headquarter by rail. The 50.7 km (32 mi) long, 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge was constructed between 1953 and 1956, electrified in 1987 and 1988, and extended to Gevra Road railway station in 1988 and 1989. New line surveys of Indian Railway were taken during 2012 and 2013, and included a line from Renukoot-Korba via Ambikapur Katghora and Korba-Ranchi.
- Beacon English School
- DAV Public School, Gevra
- DAV Public School, Kusmunda
- Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Korba
- Government Engineer Vishwesarraiya Post Graduate College
- Government Minimata Girls College
- Government Polytechnic, Korba
- Institute of Technology, Korba
- Jyoti Bhushan Pratap Singh Law College, Korba
- Kamla Nehru College, Korba
- Modern College of Management and Information Technology
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Korba
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