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Jamshedpur - The Cities Programme


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Jamshedpur is a planned industrial city within the state of Jharkhand. Also known as ‘Steel City’, Jamshedpur has an average elevation of about 400 feet above sea level. Surrounded by the Dalma Hills, the city is spread across 64km2. It is bordered on the North by the River Subarnarekha and on the East by the River Kharkai. According to the 2011 census, the city has a population of 13,37,131.

The City of Jamshedpur is the result of the vision of the Founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata. Over a century ago, he applied himself to the task of creating a steel industry in India, which he believed would foster economic growth in the country. For Tata, the city that he had envisioned represented the home of more than just a commercial enterprise. Aware that the steel plant would be developed close to raw material sources in one of the wildest locations in eastern India, he had given the spirited individuals who came to build the city his own Magna Carta for a well planned and organised town.

Jamshedpur today is a vastly different city and immensely larger than originally envisaged by Tata, however, the city continues to reflect the spirit of his vision. Tata Steel remains committed to sustainable growth and Jamshedpur is one of the best managed cities in the country. In 2010, the Indian Government declared Jamsehdpur as India’s seventh cleanest city.

Jamshedpur committed to the UN Global Compact in 2005.

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