"Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens. Reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches." J. N. Tata
Hallmark of Distinction
- In a Third Party Survey conducted in 2011-12, the citizens of Jamshedpur rated it as the second-best city to live in, in India.
- Declared the 7th cleanest city of India for the year 2010 according to survey by the Government of India.
- Predicted as the 84th fastest growing city in the world for the timeframe 2006–2020.
- Conferred the ISO 14001 (EMS) certification for civic and municipal services.
- Rated second-best in the Country by ORG Marg Nielson on Quality of Life Index in 2008.
The model town of Jamshedpur is one of the greenest and most well-planned cities in India today. In the early days, the population of Tata Steel’s home city comprised a very large proportion of employees but gradually over time, the promise that Jamshedpur offered and fulfilled has drawn thousands others who chose to make it their home as well. Tata Steel encouraged people to partner it in the progress of their region and bring all-around improvement for the residents of the city.
For over 90 years, Jamshedpur has been developed and managed by Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Limited (JUSCO) and it has emerged as a model town to reckon with. Tata Steel works in conjunction with the governments, district administrations and international organisations to create a strong and resilient economy in urban and rural areas around Jamshedpur. Different areas in which development initiatives have received major thrust over the years have been categorised below.
Green city, Clean city
- Jamshedpur is model of harmonious co-existence of industry and environment, with acres of verdant parks and gardens dotting the city. The most illustrious is of course the Jubilee Park, spread over an area of 37.75 acres. Sir Dorabji Tata Park houses a variety of flora and fauna and is a treat for nature lovers.
- The Tata Steel Zoological Park is located only a few kilometers away from the Steel Plant and is home to a variety of animals and birds. The Safari Park in the zoo enables visitors to take a drive through a wooded area where animals are free to roam. A visit to the Nature Education Centre or a walk in the Nature Trail may also be arranged.
- The Tata Main Hospital is over a century old and forms the backbone of Jamshedpur’s medical structure comprising other modern hospitals and medical facilities
- The Tata Memorial Centre constitutes the national comprehensive Cancer Centre for the prevention, treatment and research on cancer and is comparable to any similar centre in the world.
- The Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital is a specialty hospital for cancer equipped with latest treatment and diagnostic facilities.
- Known for its high literacy rate, Jamshedpur has nearly 183 schools and 13 colleges, of which five schools and one inter- college is handled by JUSCO.
- The renowned institutes include Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI), R.D. Tata Technical Education Centre and MGM Medical College and Hospital (associated to Tata Main hospital).
- The main sports facilities in and around Jamshedpur include the Keenan Stadium for Cricket, the Sumant Moolgaokar Stadium for Athletics, innumerable playgrounds for children and famous Golf Courses (Beldih and Golmuri).
- The renowned JRD Tata Sports Complex is one of the best sports complexes in India with a capacity for 40,000 spectators. This magnificent complex has an international size football ground with an eight-lane monosynthetic track.
Culture and Recreation
- The Centre for Excellence is the first business archive house of the Country, devoted to showcasing the Steel Company’s many milestones from the Founder’s vision to the present day technology of the steel work.
- Numerous fine auditoriums in Jamshedpur (Tagore Society, Nritya Kala Kendra, Tata Auditorium) have played host to finest performing artists and professional theatre groups from India and abroad.
- The Jamshedpur School of Art trains students in painting, sculpting and offers hobby based and semi-professional courses too.
- Jamshedpur has always had an enviable club culture that has evolved through the years. The Beldih Club, G Town Club and Golmuri Club are among more prominent ones.