Jamshedpur is the most important business and industrial city in the state of Jharkhand. The city was founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, Jamshedpur is a well maintained city. It is bordered by two rivers - namely, Subarnarekha and Kharkai and surrounded by the Dalma Hills.
Jamshedpur, as the burgeoning township was named in 1919 in tribute to Tata Steel's Founder, is India's first planned industrial city. It is a model for the harmonious co-existence of industry and environment. Acres of vacant parks and gardens dot the city and provide bucolic sanctuaries from the pressures of everyday life.
With quality power and water services made available to the residents and industrial units of Jamshedpur by JUSCO - a Tata Subsidiary, the city is well equipped to provide modern infrastructure to business and industry. The city has a modern railway station and is well connected by rail and road to all important towns and cities of India. It also has a small airport providing air connectivity to major business centres of India.
Sports is a way of life at Jamshedpur, thanks to the importance given to sports by Tata Steel which has provided the Jamshedpur citizens with several sports facilities. Jamshedpur enjoys the reputation as the sports capital of Jharkhand. Under the close supervision of skilled coaches, training is imparted to sports persons to excel at national and international level competitions. The initiative is mainly taken by the city's corporate houses with Tata Steel playing a major role.
Jamshedpur's numerous private clubs provide opportunities for a variety of other sporting activities not normally available in smaller towns, such as golf, tennis, squash, billiards, horse ridding, swimming, water scootering, mountaineering, etc.
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