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Jamshedpur was the first planned industrial city of India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. It is also known as Steel City, Tatanagar (Tata Nagar) or simply Tata.

The largest factory is that of Tata Steel (the Tata Iron and Steel Company or TISCO).

The construction of the plant as well as the city officially began in 1908.

It was also a large railway centre and was on the main line between Calcutta and Bombay.

The city is a part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region

External links

  • Jamshedpur Wikipedia
  • Colonel Frederick Charles Temple, C.I.E., C.B.E., V.D., 1879-1957 Obituary ICE Virtual Library. In 1919 he was appointed Chief Town Engineer and later Administrator, for the Tata Iron and Steel Co., being responsible for the design and building of the town of Jamshedpur.
  • The author Gerald Durrell (Wikipedia) who wrote a number of books based on his life as an animal collector and enthusiast, was born in Jamshedpur, Bihar Province, on 7 January 1925. His father was an engineer.
  • "Jamshedpur: Garden of Steel" by Anurag Mallick and Priya Ganapathy June 14, 2013 from the Authors’ website redscarab