It is also name of railroad station, whose railway code is GUMI, which falls under jurisdiction of South Eastern Railway Zone.
The post office code of place is 757042.
The town is famous for iron ore mines, which were the first iron ore mines developed in India in 1910, by Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo ruler of Princely State of Mayurbhanj. He appointed Pramoth Nath Bose, a leading geologist in 1908 to survey the ore deposits. Later the mines were leased to Tata Steel, in which the Dewan of the State, Mohini Mohan Dhar, played the leading role. In 2016, a CBSE school opened was by the Government of Odisha viz., Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya to provide quality education to rural talents.
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