TATA STEEL, JAMSHEDPUR
TATA STEEL JAMSHEDPUR
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ‘H’ BLAST FURNACE
FOUNDER: JAMSHETJI NUSSERWANJI TATA (1839-1904)
[pic]Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata ranks among the greatest visionaries of industrial enterprise of all time. Gifted with the most extraordinary imagination and prescience he laid the foundations of Indian industry, contributed to its consolidation, and become a key figure in India’s industrial renaissance. Born on 3 rd march 1839, into a family descended from Parsi priests in Navasari (Gujarat), a centre for age old Parsi culture, he was educated in Elphinstone College, Bombay.
Initiated early into the techniques of trade by his father. He traveled wide, gained a scientific outlook, and first set up textile business in India; introducing new machinery that vastly improved the production of cotton yarn in the country. He however realized that India’s real freedom depend upon her self-sufficiency in scientific knowledge, power and steel and thus devoted the major parts of his life and fortune to three great enterprise- the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, the Hydro-electric schemes and the iron & steel works at Jamshedpur.
Wealth to him was not the end, but the means to an end- the increased prosperity of India. His attitude to labour was remarkably ahead of his times, constantly reinforcing the norms that the success of industry depended upon sound and straight forward business principles, the interest of the shareholders, the health and the welfare of the employees. As early as 1892, he established JN Tata endowment for higher education abroad of outstanding Indian student
A pioneer in town planning, he was mainly responsible for modernizing Bombay; he envisaged and conceived a steel town to the very last detail, the town that was later to be named Jamshedpur after him.
Driven by Jamshetji’s spirit of adventure, the first Tata explorers ventured into the forest and hills of central India and... [continues]
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