Adityapur

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Adityapur is a town in India named after Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo, the last ruler of Saraikela. It is today an industrial town/sister city separated from the famous city of Jamshedpur by the Kharkai River. It lies in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand. Today it is considered a part of the Jamshedpur Metropolitan Region. As part of the Indian government's Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Adityapur will be included under the Greater Jamshedpur plan.[1] It is predominantly an industrial region and once held the record of being the largest industrial belt in Asia.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, according to the Indian census,[2] Adityapur had a population of 225,628. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Adityapur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. Fourteen percent of the population is under 6 years of age.

Geography[edit]

Kharkai River surrounds Adityapur on three sides (except the west), and is connected with the well-known city of Jamshedpur (famous for Tata Steel) via a toll bridge through Kadma and Kharkai Bridge through Bistupur over the river.

Transport[edit]

Tata Kandra Main Road
Adityapur Kadma Toll Bridge

Adityapur has its own railway station and a four-lane highway (Adityapur-Kandra Main Road) that connects Jamshedpur to Barbil via Seraikela, Chaibasa. There is also a bridge between Kadma and Adityapur that provides a shortcut to NH 33 via Marine Drive.

Media[edit]

Radio Station (called All India Radio, Jamshedpur has its station based in Adityapur) follow as, Big FM 92.7, Red FM 93.5, Radio Dhoom 104.8 FM, Vividh Bharati (All India Radio) is broadcast on 100.8 FM.

TV programming is provided by regional news channels like Sahara Samay, ETV Bihar and Jharkhand, Sadhna News Bihar and Jharkhand. There are several news programmes broadcast by local cable operators in city areas.

Economy[edit]

Adityapur is one of the largest industrial areas in India[citation needed], and a Special Economic Zone is in the works through the Adityapur Industrial Development Authority.[3] The Adityapur Industrial Estate (33,970 acres, 53 sq. mile) has been Asia's largest industrial hub for a while. About 1,000 industries are located here and about 250 are under construction.[citation needed] There are about 20 large scale industries such as TGS[disambiguation needed], Usha Martin, Adhunik Group, and RSB[disambiguation needed]. The Estate has an average annual production of Rs. 4,950.

Education[edit]

There is a National Institute of Technology (NIT Jamshedpur), Government Polytechnic College,[4] Indo Danish Tool Room and Training Centre[5] for preparing technical hands.

Problems[edit]

Adityapur is rapidly growing terms of housing in addition to the small-mid-size industrial sector. Areas that need immediate attention are availability of electricity (for both industrial and residential use),[6][7] facilities for drinking water and sanitation, and medical facilities and entertainment.

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