Durgapur (dŏrˈgäpŏr) [key], city (1991 pop. 425,836), West Bengal state, E central India, on the Damodar River. One of India's most important steel-production centers, the city also manufactures coal-mining machinery, bricks and tile, and coke gas. Durgapur is a distribution point for hydroelectric power generated by dams on the Damodar.
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