Where was the First Iron and Steel Plant Set up in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The first iron and steel plant in India was established in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. TISCO was the first iron and steel industry in India. TISCO stands for Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited. It was established by Jamsetji Tata and Dorabji Tata on 26 August 1907 at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and thus is known as the oldest steel plant in India.

First Iron and Steel Plant Set up in India

The iron and steel industry is situated on the banks of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers which contributes to a great extent to water treatment for the industry. TISCO made a major contribution to World War I by providing equipment, and by 1939, it was operating the largest steel plant in the British Empire.

  • TISCO was established in 1907 but started production of steel in 1912.
  • It began production of pig iron in 1911.
  • Due to its contribution to the First World War, it soon assumed the status of the largest operating steel plant under the British Empire by 1939.
  • Being situated on the banks of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers, TISCO received an adequate water supply for its use.
  • It is located in Jamshedpur as it proved advantageous due to its proximity to iron ore, coal, and manganese deposits.
  • It was also near Kolkata, which was a significant market for the industry.
  • TISCO is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and its marketing headquarters are located in Kolkata and West Bengal.
  • The iron and steel manufactured by TISCO are used in many sectors, including the defense and security sectors, and other areas of construction, engineering, quarrying, etc.

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