About City


Adityapur is a town in India named after Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo, the last ruler of Seraikela. Today, it is an industrial town/sister city separated from the famous city of Jamshedpur by the Kharkai River. It lies in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand. Today, it is considered a part of the Jamshedpur Metropolitan Region. As part of the Indian government’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Adityapur will be included under the Greater Jamshedpur plan. It is predominantly an industrial region and once held the record of being the largest industrial belt in Asia.

Industry is synonymous with Jamshedpur. At one end of the spectrum is the organised sector, dominated largely by the Tatas, while at the other are smaller units, many of them ancillaries.

The industrial area of Adityapur needs special mention in this context. It has a number of units that provide spares to the steel & auto major. There are structural fabricators as well as processing facilities for steel by-products (such as coal tar). Heavy Engineering Corporation (Ranchi) and Hindustan Copper (Ghatshila) are close by. The steel plants at Bokaro and Rourkela are not too far away either.


Cradled and nursed in the vivid imagination of one towering individual: Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, Jamshedpur is one of the most beautiful and well-planned cities possible. Jamshedji saw the city in his mind’s eye as clearly as he saw the steel plant. The grand concept visualiser, however, did not live to see either the steel plant or a single tree of his beloved dream city take root. However, the guidelines he left behind for the future provided a great foundation for the city to grow and flourish. A few years later, the city was named after him as a tribute to the mastermind behind this Steel City.

Tatanagar is a large-hearted city with amenities that provide warmth, comfort and the security of a happy habitat to its residents. Though planned by architects and built by engineers like many other cities, Tatanagar remains unique in the fact that it was conceived by a dreamer. We are witnesses to the legacy Jamshedji left behind for his worthy successors who brought it to life and kept it evergreen.

Today, it is the industrial face of Jharkhand, the second most important city in the state after Ranchi, the capital. Its strengths lie in the twenty lakh-strong population and its proximity to the satellite industrial hub of Adityapur.