Jharkhand one of the most rich in mineral is located in the eastern region of India. It wjharkhand state coal minesas declared as independent state on 15th November 2000. Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. It is rich in mineral resources. Jharkhand is famous for Iron & Steel Plant, Coal Mines, Fertilizer Corporation. The TATA Iron & Steel Plant is located at Jamshedpur and is famous as TATA Nagar. Another Iron & Steel Plant is located at Bokaro Steel City. Sindri is also very famous for the Fertilizer Plant. But it is now shut down. This Fertilizer Factory was the India's first of its kind in India. It was started in 1959. The sulphur plant was also shut down. The small unit of ACC cement factory is running yet at Sindri.

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Dhanbad : The headquarter of Dhanbad district, also known as coal capital of India, located in Jharkhand state.Jharia, Katras, Sudamdih, Parthardih, Chasnala, Sindri etc. are some of the famous industrial areas of this coal district. Dhanbad plays most important role in Indian economy. This distt. has full of potential and resources and also called mineral rich district. Dhanbad is also world famous for the The Indian School of Mines, a reputed coal mining institute also known as Dhanbad School of Mines. Dhanbad is known for its coal business and the second higest revenue generator for Indian railways. Few of the famous industries are The Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCI), The Associated Cement Company(ACC), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL).

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Jamshedpur(TATA Nagar) : Tata Nagar is the first Iron and Steel company city in India. It is in the state of Jharkhand in East Singhbhum district. The sorrounded areas of Jamshedpur are full or resources like iron ore, coal, lime etc. This city was named by Lord Chelmsford in 1919 and this city was founded by late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. The industries here are of Iron & Steel, Cement, Truck manufacturing. TISCO, the very famous and largest factory of Tata is located at the centre of the city. It is surrounded by Dalma Hills so it is also one of the greenest city of India. Some of the famous area in this city are Golmuri, Birsanagar, Sakchi, Adityapur, Telco etc. Jubilee Park, Dimna Lake, Dalma Hills, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Keenan Statium etc. are the interesting places to visit.

Bokaro : The district of Jharkhand and famous as Bokaro Steel City. It is located in the eastern part of India. Famous Garga Dam is situated near it and is famous for the Picnic spot. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru planned to establish a steel plant in this area and the steel plant is known as Bokaro Steel Limited(BSL). As the near areas of Bokaro has lots of mineral, river and good transport facility and it helps to established big public sector Steel plant here. The first blast furnace was started in 1972. Hindi, English, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Maithili etc. are the common languages used here. Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya, Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, City Park etc. are some famous places in Bokaro. The first Methane Gas Well was also established here at Parwatpur(Bokaro).

Sindri : A small and beautiful green & clean small town of Dhanbad district is famous for the big Fertilizer company. It is famous as The Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited(FCI). It is shut down. Another famous company The Associated Cement Company is also running. A big sulphur plant was shut down due to the pollution as it caused harm to the plants and trees in West Bengal region. Sindri is located in the plateau region and nearby area is full of resources like coal, minerals. Bhojpuri, Maithili, Hindi, Bengali are the languages commonly used here. Sindri is well developed town. Damodar river passes from the town. The Central and State Government provides well education here. Sindri is also famous for the BIT Engineering Institute(Birsa Institute of Technology). There are lots of educational institute are also running here. The road transport facility and railway facility provided by the Government of the state is also good. Sindri is well designed which makes it very beautiful small town. People from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Nepal, Orissa and some other parts of the regions resides here. People celebrates many famous Festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali, Chatt Puja, Krishna Janamasthmi, Lohri, Saraswati Puja, Idd, Maansa Puja(the big festival of tribals of Jharkhand), Holi with high spirits.

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  7. Anonymous // 1:31 PM  

    Sindri Fertilizer Factory not opened in 1959 ... but in 1951/2 as the largest fertilizer factory in Asia.
    Because I remember: I was there as a 7-8 year old, not later than 1952 and remember Jahwrahal Nehru at a coffe table and offering me a piece of cake. Also I heard that he was quite cross with something that was wrong with the setup. I would have to dig out the old photos of the opening and see whether there is a date on them.
    The factory was built by a conglomorate of UK, US, CDN and AU companies.
    My father was employed by the Indian Government as manager of production because it needed a counterweight to the companies.
    After we left, sadly, but to the content of my father, production never attained the output again it had when my father was there.

    J.G.

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