Jamshedpur: A City of Many Eco-Friendly Messages

The steel city of India, Jamshedpur, is all set for an inexhaustible goal of sustainability.

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Sakchi Golchakkar

A blissful concoction of the world’s legends; Jamshedpur is an imagination of a Parsi, a product ideated by an American, titled by the Viceroy of Britain and designed by a Botanist from Germany. The place has been a spring to one of the biggest industrial belts that augment to the composition of global trade. Based on the lap of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, the cityis rich with mineral resources and is embraced by the shores of Subarnarekha and Kharkai.

Apart from its prosperous history, the dwellers of Jamshedpur have many intended statements to support the cleanliness and greenery of the city. The house of the Tatas’ has a firm representation in the national structure of foliage and sanitation. Being one of those few cities which are not under the supervision of the municipal authorities, the city has been endowed with green plants and cleaner surroundings with ideas of renewability traced at every corner. In a survey conducted by AC Nielson ORG MARG, Jamshedpur is festooned with laurels of the second-best city to maintain the quality of life along with cities like Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Pune and Bengaluru.

‘I have visited a lot of cities but I find my heart in it. The civic authority is always on a regular inspection to formulate something resourceful yet eco-friendly in order to increase the aesthetics of the city’, exclaimed Vinaya Katre, a school teacher residing in Sonari, Jamshedpur. The legendary industrialist Jamshedji Tata dreamt of creating the biggest iron and steel industry in the country but also aspired of an evolving township. The gospel of keeping the green intact has surpassed all generations and is one of the major goals of the Tatas.

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The Jubilee Park situated in the heart of the city treasures trees planted by famous personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru and is an attractive spot to discover nature. Numerous other lawns and gardens like Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Millennium Park, Theme Park and Bhatia Park add to its magnificence.

The Jamshedpur Utilities and Service Company is also known as JUSCO is a division of Tata Steel and is responsible for the public operations and the welfare of the city.

The astoundingly creative ideas generated by the wing are extremely effective and affects the environment in a positive way. The proposal of efficiently creating wastes into masterpieces can be witnessed at every crossing in the city.

In the lap of Dalmia Hills

Other than the beautification done to the city, the management has achieved wonders in channelizing the use of plastic in a proficient manner. With the objective to create absolutely no plastic waste, the authorities have been successfully consuming 16.5 million tonnes of plastic annually for the construction of roads. Every third street you stroll down in the city has been made with the amazing mixture of plastic and bitumen, a strongly gelatinous by-product of petroleum, which is a firm composition and is also used for reconstruction purposes. Many other cities including Jamshedpur have jumped into the bandwagon to combat plastic waste and make the ecology clean and recyclable.

‘The Tatas have opined to invest more on the upliftment of the city. There have been plans surfacing its grandeur and magnificence that can turn it into a tiny cosmopolitan city in the forthcoming years’, told City Mayor Shambhu Choudhary to Delhi Post.

With the growing shortage of water across the world, no city except Jamshedpur has developed the strategy to reprocess the wastewater and put it in wise use. The treatment adopted by the Jamshedpur Utilities and Service Company (JUSCO) has made it possible for the city to utilize every drop that would have been discharged as pollutants in the water bodies.

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The ultimate sewage water recycle mechanism situated in Bara transforms 25 million litres of water on a daily basis.

It is a superior wastewater scheme that includes mega filtration, repeal osmosis, desertion, crystallization and partial electrode ionization to convert dissipated water for industrial and horticultural use. Jamshedpur which was once ranked fourth in the per capita water consumption has now been capable enough to be in the count of cites that utilizes every drop of it. Tata Steel is also implementing new strategies to increase the groundwater table in order to decrease the consumption of freshwater.

‘The various policies upheld by the team in keeping the surroundings clean is commendable. The improved management during the immersion of Durga idols this time did not harm the beauty of the two rivers. Also, the excellent position of the garbage bins dispirited the litter in the river side’, said Uday Shankar, an Agrico resident.

The idea of scientific landfill was first adopted in the city. Dumping of waste in scientifically oriented landfills reduces the pollution of groundwater, emanation of methane gas, irrepressible outbreak of fire and cardiovascular ailments.

The small city endures the population of a metropolitan and yet manages to suffice their needs without damaging the nature with its eccentric formulas. The Tata Iron and Steel Company is on an enduring process to fortify the city with its ravishing proposals. However, with everywise and defensible step, the city swears to keep it clean and its green intact.