The second largest city of West Bengal, Asansol, is famous for its industrial set up and coal mining. Located in the Burdwan District, the city has reputed educational institutions. It is home to a large workforce and has excellent transportation facilities and thus is an ideal place for commerce and trade. There are many dams, parks, picnic spots and religious sites to visit in Asansol.
Asansol City Guide is incomplete without a mention of its industrial prowess. Asansol is a heavily industrialized region and houses many giant market players like Eastern and IISCO Steel Plant, Chittaranjan Locomotive, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Disergarh Power Supply, Asansol Cement, Burn Standard, and Hindustan Cables Ltd etc.
The roots of the name “Asansol” can be traced to two different things, the Asan (a type of tree that grows near River Damodar) and Sol (Mineral rich land). It is amongst the 11 Indian cities in the list of 100 fastest growing cities in the world with a rank of 42.
Asansol was a significant place for congregation of Jains 2500 years ago.