Amazing Facts about Jamshedpur

First planned Industrial city in India

Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city in India. It was established by the J.N.Tata in 1907. In 1907 J.N.Tata came up with the idea to establish the very first planned industrial city in India, and In 1907 the world witnessed India’s first steel company in Jamshedpur which is TISCO also known as Steel city of India. Jamshedpur not only the place of industry however it also famous for its greenery.

Jamshedpur: Pittsburgh of India

Jamshedpur is called Pittsburgh of India because of its similarity with the Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the place which is rich in mineral, located near river also have the best market so does the jamshedpur. Jamshedpur is also rich in mineral, located near surawnrekha river and have the biggest market which is Kolkata. And the other reason is Mr Julian Kennedy, engineer who designed this city is also from Pittsburgh.

City named After J.N Tata

The Founder of the Tata
Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji
had laid down the blueprint for thw steel city. He was committed to the idea of setting up an iron
and steel company to propel
India to economic prosperity.

It was Charles Page Perin, a surveyor of international repute in New York, He helped him to find the ideal place for the company. He wanted to establish India as a strong industrialized nation. His vision was executed to perfection by his son Dorabji Tata. In a letter to Dorabji Tata in 1902, he wrote,

“Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens. Reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches.”

It was only fair that the city born of this sterling vision came to be called Jamshedpur.

First steel company in India

Tata steel (TISCO) is the very first steel plant in India. Also Asia’s first integrated private steel company.

Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steelmaker companies in the world with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum. It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer. The Group recorded a turnover of Rs. 139,504 crores in FY 15. The Jamshedpur Works currently comprises of a 9.7 MTPA crude steel production facility and a variety of finishing mills.

Jamshedpur : 84th fastest growing city in the world

Jamshedpur the most populous urban agglomeration in Jharkhand. Also the first  planned industrial city of India. It ranked 84th fastest growing city of world according to City Mayors Foundation. Also it ranked as 2nd in India in terms of ‘Quality of Life’. In 2019, Jamshedpur ranked as 15th cleanest city in India by Swachh Survekshan. And in 2010, it was the 7th cleanest city of India.

First city to provide 24×7 tap drinking water

Jamshedpur is the first city in the country where people can drink water direct from a tap. Now Puri also joined in the list. Jamshedpur is the first city in the east to have a metered potable water delivery system. Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Co (Jusco) supplies potable, clarified and raw water to consumers within the leasehold area of the city. The company supplies filtered and raw water to industrial units like Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Lafarge, Tinplate Co of India, etc. Jamshedpur is the first city in the country to have Zero Liquid Discharge; no liquid waste pollutes any of the water bodies in the Steel City. That is why it is said to be “The water is so safe in Jamshedpur that you can drink it straight from the tap.”

Top educational institutes

Jamshedpur has many top level institutes, however NIT and XLRI are the two most famous and renowned educational institute of India.
NIT : National Institute of Technology (NIT) was established as the Regional Institute of Technology in 1960. It is the joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Bihar with the aim to generate technical graduates of highest standards who could provide technological leadership. The Institute has 12 departments including engineering, science and humanities. The institute recorded 81% as placement percentage for the academic year 2020.

XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the best colleges for MBA in India.It is acknowledged as India’s oldest business management school. It was founded in 1949 in the steel city of Jamshedpur. XLRI ranked ninth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.[6] It was ranked third in India by Business Today’s “India’s best B-schools 2019” and first in Outlook India’s “Top Private MBA Institutes” of 2020.

Smart city Jamshedpur

Smart cities use a variety of software, user interfaces and communication networks alongside the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver connected solutions for the public. The IoT is a network of connected devices that communicate and exchange data. Our city Jamshedpur is witnessing several internet of things (IoT) applications designed to make the lives better. JUSCO has undertaken in using technology to improve the people’s quality of life. The company is now working on multiple IoT projects with Tata Communications Ltd, which has been rolling out specialized communication networks called LoRaWANs (Low Power Wide Area Networks or LPWANs.

Jamshedpur is one of the first to use Tata Communications’ LoRa network for smart city services such as smart metering and lighting. Besides doing Proofs of Concept (PoCs) for smart streetlighting—in which lights can automatically adjust their brightness based on factors such as the available natural light or density of traffic.

No municipal corporation in Jamshedpur

Till date Jamshedpur has no municipal corporation, still it is the one of the cleanest city in India. Jamshedpur has bagged the top position in India having a population under 10 lakh as the cleanest city, according to the Central government’s cleanliness survey. The reason behind of these achievement goes to Tata and JUSCO. These facts that make Jamshedpur impressive. But what makes it unique, is the way the city is managed.

Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Ltd (JUSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, manages the city’s water, power, waste management, civil maintenance, road construction, and runs the city like an organisation.

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