Jamshedpur ( Hindi: जमशेदपुर, Jamśedpur ) is a city in the Indian state of Jharkhand with a population of about 630,000 ( 2011 census ). It is the administrative seat of the district of Purba Singhbhum.

The city is named after Jamshedji Tata. Tata wanted to build a large steel plant along with a town for the workers there. His son Dorabji Tata led the project after his death. In 1907 the village of Sakchi was set as a location. The resulting plan city received in 1919 the name of Jamshedpur. This industrially important place Jharkhand is also one of the fastest growing cities of the Indian state. As now the second largest city Jamshedpur has a well -developed infrastructure, major roads and railway connections, iron and steel works ( Tata Steel ), a locomotive parts and trucks production Tata Motors (formerly Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company ), as well as factories for the production of agricultural machinery.

Jamshedpur since 1962 bishop of the diocese Jamshedpur.


In Jamshedpur, the National Metallurgical Laboratory is located, eight vocational schools with access to the university in Ranchi and one of the three university hospitals of the state. In addition, the company Tata has also played its part to the efficient infrastructure, because they financed the road with. Even more important for the city 's drinking water supply, which is also backed by Tata. The company provides drinking water ready in a huge lake. This lake, located in the Elephant Mountains, the Dimna Reservoir, already served the British in the 1950s and the subsequent German engineers in the 1960s and their families as a popular recreation destination, as it was able to swim wonderful and sailing.

The enormously rapid industrial development, especially in the steel sector, led to major environmental damage, such as air pollution or felling of trees. The city is located just three hours by train from Kolkata. The city is called by the generous support of the company Tata also " Tatanagar ".