The environment friendly city
Long before environment became a cause and ‘ecosystem’ a buzzword, Tatanagar has been planting trees, creating a milieu where industry and environment co-exist in harmony.
It is a city that has proved that the progress of an industry, the welfare and health of the people and the environment are all inextricably linked. Today, greenery is a part of the Works and the cityscapes. But it is more than greenery that has made Tatanagar an environment-friendly city. Recycling plants save on water. And new treatment plants keep the rivers sparkling. Efforts are made to raise levels of awareness and concern for the environment amongst residents. And, at the center of it all, the new Environment Management Division oversees all these activities, in keeping with the city’s sustainable development.
Tatanagar never fails to capture the imagination of the visitor with its intriguing steel sculptures, verdant beauty, blossoming colors and magnificent illuminations. It is a city with hundreds of acres of parks and gardens, cared for and maintained to perfection. A process, vitalized by continuous regeneration and renewal. In the year 1991-92 alone, over 45,500 plants were planted by the city administration.
Though much has been accomplished, much more remains to be done. Because there is only one way that Tatanagar can pass a gift of the Founder to its children—bequeath them a Steel City that remains evergreen.
About 13 Km., i.e., about eight miles from Jamshedpur, at the foot of the Dalma Hills is the Dimna Lake, the reservoir which supplies drinking water to the steel works. It is favorite picnic spot for the people of Jamshedpur. The Dimna Lake has a yachting club. All year long it is crowded by visitors who are attracted by the water sports in summer and soothing sunny open spaces in winter.
Over 225 acres of lush green park adorned with flower beds and illuminated fountains was presented by the Steel Company to the citizens of Tatanagar in its Golden Jubilee Year. Planned along the lines of the Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore, it is a must-see for all.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Ten Kilometers from Jamshedpur is situated, the picturesque sanctuary of Dalma. The richly wooded Hill range surrounds Jamshedpur in a semi-circular field. Its forests are inhabited by wild elephants, Bears, Mouse, Deer and Barking Deers.
Near the foot hills of the Dalma range about 16 Kms from the city lies the village Chakulya inhabited by the Santhal tribes. Lurking in the thick cover of its jungles (193 sq kms) are elephants, barking deer, sloth bears, porcupines, leopards, tigers, etc. The steep slopes of Dalma are also a trekker’s delight.
Tata Steel Zoological Park
A Variety of fauna exists in conditions close to their natural habitats in the zoo and safari park. The adjoining lake - Jayanti Sarovar, offers boating facilities in idyllic scenery.
Sir Dorabji Tata Park
Well maintained lawns, flowers beds and brilliantly lit fountains provide a delightful touch of color to the park.
This is a beautiful scenic spot located at the northwest tip of the city where the two rivers, Kharkai and the Subarnarekha merge. It was here that the Tata Engineers had arrived one morning in 1906, and one look was enough for them to decide that there would be ample water for a steel plant near this site.
Nestled in the picturesque and hilly terrain of the Telco Colony, the lake is a delightful retreat for those desirous of being ‘in nature’s lap’ within the city precincts.