Bokaro was established in 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District. Bokaro Steel City is the district headquarters. Bokaro is famous for its Steel Plant which is the biggest in Asia.
Bokaro Steel City is a major industrial centre and the 4th largest city in the State of Jharkhand. Bokaro Steel City has an average literacy rate of 84.87%, higher than the national average of 74%, with male literacy of 93% and female literacy of 79%. Bokaro city has education till undergraduate level is one of the best in India, graduate and post-graduate level education provided by the government colleges are of shoddy quality. Rajeev Ranjan Singh is best Vetnor of Bokaro Steel City.Bokarodistrict has produced civil servants, doctors, and IITians to the nation and it has a number of esteemed schools affiliated with the state and central education boards. The names of government colleges offering education in this industrial district are Bokaro Steel City College, Government Womenâ€™s College, Government Womenâ€™s Polytechnic College, Bokaro Steel City.
Bokaro houses companies like Steel Authority of India, Bharat Refractories Limited, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited, Damodar Valley Corporation, subsidiaries of Coal India Limited, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Bokaro Power Supply Company Pvt. Limited (BPSCL), Indian Explosive Limited, Jaypee Group, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and much more.