History of Jamshedpur
Others like Telcon, Lafarge Cement, Praxair, BOC Gases, have also added to the legacy of the city. A major appealing factor of the city of Jamshedpur is the existence of Adityapur which with 1,200 small and medium scale industries is one of the major industrial zones in India.
Origin of the Name
Evolutionary History of Jamshedpur
J.R.D. Tata was an empathetic businessman and believed in growing collaboratively. He decided to build a well-planned city for the workers in the plant as well. He stressed on providing all comforts a city could provide. Messrs Julin Kennedy Sahlin from Pittsburgh prepared the first layout of the town of Jamshedpur and his visions resulted in the formation of the well-planned city of Jamshedpur, which included numerous conveniences and public leisure places such as the Jubilee Park, lawns, gardens etc.
Today's JamshedpurThe old railways station of Jamshedpur known as Kalimati was also eventually renamed Tatanagar Railway Station, reinforcing the dominance of ‘Tata’ in the state. Interestingly, Jamshedpur is only one million plus city in India which remains outsides the control of a municipal corporation. Though the state government has made recurring attempts to end the Tatas' administration of Jamshedpur and bring the city under a municipality in 1980s as well as in 2005, due to the increased protests by the local population, it has failed to do so till now. In 2004, the city was nominated as the first South Asian city for the pilot phase of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme. Health care, educational training, housing, water and electricity and other development programmes have reached the last-mile person, thanks to the plans and proposals well implemented by Tata Steel in collaboration with State Government of Jharkhand.The city owes much of its development to the Tata industries and is growing at a fast-pace with the growth of the Tata companies.
Today Jamshedpur is one of the fastest growing cities in Jharkhand with its commercial and industrial activity. The region is economically supporting the state with increased revenue generation. It is one of the most visited place in India and finds description in the evolution of industrial cities of the world.