Ordnance Factory Badmal (OFBL) was started as the 39th Ordnance Factory with state-of-the-art technology from M/s Day and Zimermann, USA, M/s Josef Meissner, Germany, M/s HAKO, Switzerland and M/s KINTEX, Bulgaria. Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi laid the foundation stone of this Factory on October 29th 1984. The vision of setting up a huge ammunition factory dedicated to manufacture of medium and heavy calibre ammunition has brought this backward region of KBK belt of Orissa to lime light. The project sanction came in 1989. Today this factory is one of the youngest fully operational ordnance factory of the Ordnance Factories family.