Rourkela is the third largest city in the state of Odisha. It has one of the largest steel plants setup by SAIL known as Rourkela Steel Plant; the city is also known as the Steel City and has attracted many industrialists over the years.
Odisha is one of the poorest states in India. Among the many social and economic problems that persist in the city, the major concern is child labour, especially for abandoned and parentless children. Majority of the families in Rourkela live in severe poverty and suffer to make their ends meet. Children belonging to these families suffer to a great extent and are often exposed to child trafficking.