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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Jagatsinghpur.
Paradip, a modern deepwater port, was built in the 1960s. It has now become a business destination due to the large foreign direct investment (FDI) in India as POSCO is setting up a plant along with its own port for transportation. Indian Oil Corporation has been trying to set up an oil refinery also.
The District is also famous for having theatre groups which keep the old tradition of live acting before a crowd. The groups have become the part of mainstream entertainment for people all over Odisha.