As the first true industrial city in India, Jamshedpur has set benchmarks for many others that have come up thereafter. It has been conferred the ISO Certification for its civic and municipal services and rated as the second best city in the Country as per the survey conducted by ORG Marg Nielsen on quality of life index.
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Jamsetji Tata’s dream for building a new Nation on the strength of industrial possibilities offered by steel seemed utopian in 1882. On 27th February 1908 when the first stake was driven into the soil of Sakchi the dream had come alive. Truth is that, once established, it has been the driving reality in a Country’s shared journey of growth and prosperity. The transformation of Sakchi began within a few years of the arrival of the Tatas and construction of Jamshedpur, India’s first true industrial city began around 1909.

The Russi Modi Centre for Excellence

    Constructed under the leadership of renowned architect Hafeez Contractor, The Russi Modi Centre for Excellence is an impressive landmark in Jamshedpur. It has a vast gallery of photographs and acts as priceless archive of information on one of the largest conglomerates in the world – The Tata Steel Group.

 

Milestones
Tata Steel

Year - 2010

One of its kind Parking Area in Bistupur dedicated to Jamshedpur citizens by Tata Steel.

Centenary Postage Stamp

Year - 2008

Centenary Postage Stamp of Tata Steel was unveiled by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Tata Steel

Year - 2007

Tata Steel completed 100 glorious years.

Tata Steel

Year - 2005

Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) became Tata Steel.

Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Year - 2004

Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Honourable President of India came to Jamshedpur to participate in the ‘75 years of Industrial Harmony’ celebration in Tata Steel.

Sports Complex

Year - 1991

Tata Steel dedicated a multi-disciplinary Sports Complex to Jamshedpur citizens.

Tata Football Academy

Year - 1987

Tata Football Academy was established.

Tata Main Hospital

Year - 1975

Medical services at TMH were expanded with the inauguration of the Jahangir Ghandy Memorial Hospital.

Jubilee Park

Year - 1958

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru attended the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Tata Steel and dedicated Jubilee Park to Jamshedpur citizens.

XLRI

Year - 1948

XLRI, that is now counted amongst the premier institutions in the Country was inaugurated.

Dimna Dam

Year - 1944

Dimna Dam was completed.

Sonari Aerodrome

Year - 1935

Sonari Aerodrome was built.

Jamshedpur Labour Association

Year - 1928

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was elected President of Jamshedpur Labour Association.

1925 Labour Issues

Year - 1925

Mahatma Gandhi, Chittaranjan Das and C. F. Andrews came to Jamshedpur to resolve labour issues.

Honour of J.N. Tata

Year - 1919

Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of India rechristened Sakchi and Kalimati as Jamshedpur and Tatanagar respectively in honour of J.N. Tata.

Perin Memorial School

Year - 1915

The first school, Mrs. Perin Memorial School was opened in Sakchi by Mrs. K. M. Perin, wife of Charles Page Perin, an American engineer who had played a pivotal role in setting up the steel plant.

Tata Main Hospital

Year - 1913

Tata Main Hospital (TMH) was inaugurated to provide advanced medical care facilities to the people of the region.

1912

Year - 1912

While the first steel was rolled out in this year, the first Post Office and Police Thana were also opened during the time.

1908

Year - 1908

Foundation stone of Tata Steel Works was laid in Sakchi on February 27 on 3584 acres of land. The steel plant at the time of its inception was the fountainhead of India’s Industrial regeneration as envisioned by J.N. Tata.

Tata Iron and Steel Company

Year - 1907

Tata Iron and Steel Company was founded on August 26 and in the same year C. M. Weld and Srinivasa Rao discovered Kalimati and Sakchi at the Subarnarekha and Kharkai river.

P. N. Bose

Year - 1904

Geologist, P. N. Bose apprised J. N. Tata of the existence of a large deposit of iron ore and limestone in Mayurbhanj district.

1902

Year - 1902

Six years prior to the construction of Steel Works, Jamsetji Tata had conceptualised and conveyed the master plan for the township to his son, Dorabji Tata.