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DC convenes meeting over industrial town status

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Jamshedpur : Deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar today said convened over providing industrial town status to the city. DC said that the proposed industrial town of Jamshedpur will have wards and that its area and population would be determined as per the Census of 2011.

Kumar asked the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee( JNAC) to determine the area and population of 243 wards within three days and submit a report. Tata Steel was represented by Rituraj Sinha, chief of Corporate Services.

The state government is working on a plan to give status of industrial town to areas under Tata Steel lease, while upgrading Mango, Jugsalai and non-company areas into separate municipal corporations.

The deputy commissioner who heads the steering committee has been asked by the state government for demarcating area and population for the industrial town and sumbit a report in this connection as early as possible.

Tata Steel had approached the erstwhile Bihar government in 1998 for Jamshedpur’s industrial township status.

In 2006, it filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court, challenging Jharkhand Government’s notification and publication in its official gazette in 2005 of its intention to form a municipal corporation for Jamshedpur.

The Supreme Court had directed status quo on the issue.

But, last week the Supreme Court disposed off the case as both the parties–Tata Steel and state government- mutually agreed on the industrial township status for Jamshedpur.

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