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100 years of Jamshedpur City

  • 18 Feb 2020
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Jamshedpur City is celebrating the completion of 100 years.

  • Jamshedpur is one of the first industrial planned cities of India and the most populous urban agglomeration in Jharkhand.

Key Points

  • The city, originally a village called Sakchi, was renamed as Jamshedpur by then Viceroy of India Lord Chelmsford (1916-21) in 1919 in the honour of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata group.
  • It is located in Chota Nagpur plateau, surrounded by the Dalma Hills and at the confluence of Kharkai and Subarnarekha Rivers.
  • Jamshedji Tata had established the Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) in Jamshedpur in 1907. TISCO (now Tata Steel Ltd) is the oldest iron and steel enterprise of India.

Subarnarekha River

  • Subarnarekha (Line of gold) river flows through the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
  • Major Tributaries: Kanchi River and Kharkai river

Source: PIB

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