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