Snapshot

Home to 40% of India's mineral wealth

Jharkhand accounts for over two-fifth of India's mineral wealth. The state has an enviable logistical advantage with close proximity to significant ports such as Kolkata and Paradip.

Jharkhand is home to one of India's largest commercial manufacturing units by Tata Motors. The country's oldest and one of the largest steel plants, operated by world's 10th largest steel manufacturer - Tata steel, is located in Jamshedpur. Due to the high availability of metals and minerals such as steel and coal, the state is an ideal destination for setting up auto-component industries, power projects, cement plants, among others.

Jharkhand has a high yield in production of food crops such as paddy and pulses and offers opportunities to exploit the market for agro-forestry products, cashew processing, medicinal plants processing, honey production and production of milk and meat products. The state ranked fifth in top FDI destinations amongst all Indian states in 2016 and currently ranks fourth in Ease of Doing Business ranking by the World Bank.

Silk

Largest producer of Tasar silk in India

Horticulture Crops

2nd largest producer of horticulture crops - green peas, tomato

Steel

Contributes over 20% to India's total steel production

Textile, Apparel and Footwear

Jharkhand is one of the leading producers of silk and Tasar silk in India. With an annual production of close to 1,200 MT, the state accounts for about 62% of total Tasar silk production in the country.

The produced Tasar is exported to the US, Europe and East Asian countries. Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation (JHARCRAFT) is a government of Jharkhand undertaking, established with an objective to create sustainable livelihood opportunities in the rural areas, based on sericulture, handloom, handicraft and other allied activities.

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Food and Feed Processing

Jharkhand produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, both for domestic consumption and export.

Jharkhand’s conducive climate enables round the year cultivation of core crops such as cauliflower and cabbage. The state has about 1.8 mn tons of high-quality surplus vegetable produce. It also offers untapped potential in production and processing of milk and milk products.

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Mining

Jharkhand is one of the richest mineral zones in the world and a leading industrial state in eastern India. The state has a share of roughly 40% in the total mineral resources of the country.

The state is one of the leading producers of coal, iron ore, copper ore, mica and cobalt. It also accounts for about 25% of total steel production in India. The state offers investment opportunities in the manufacturing of exploration equipment, mining exploration vehicles, processing and refining equipment, and transportation vehicles.

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Automobile and Auto-Components

Jharkhand has a presence of over 800 auto ancillary and auto component units in Jamshedpur and Adityapur auto clusters.

The state, being a major producer of steel, gives an impetus to the auto and auto components industries. There is also strong local demand for industrial vehicles and mobile equipment due to the presence of metal and mining giants.

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Energy

Jharkhand consumes 3.7% of the world's total commercial energy generated, making it 5th largest consumer in the world.

The state is on the cusp of transforming itself into one of the most progressive states in the country. Availability of 24*7 power is critical to support its plan for rapid industrialization and economic growth. A total of 12.3 GW of additional capacity is intended to be installed by 2018. 

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Health and Medical Education

Jharkhand has seen steady improvement in primary health indices over the years.

The state is keen to set up super-speciality hospitals, medical colleges, nursing colleges, paramedical institutes and other health services under the PPP model. It offers investment opportunities in medical education, tertiary care, super speciality hospitals, food and drug testing laboratories.

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Tourism

Jharkhand is endowed with immense bio-diversity, moderate climate, rich cultural and historical heritage, religious places of worship and ethnic aspects, which makes it the ultimate destination for tourists.

The Jharkhand Tourism Policy 2015 offers a range of incentives aimed at attracting investment in wayside amenities (hotels, motels and bus terminals), development of tourist spots, and upgradation, operation and maintenance of tourist complexes.

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IT, ITeS and BPO

Jharkhand aims to accelerate the growth of IT sector and implement the policies created for the sector.

The state has launched the IT/ITeS Policy, BPO/BPM Policy, ESDM PolicyStart-Uprt Up Policy to attract investments in the sector. Further, it is looking for investments in the designated IT parks, software technology parks across the state.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
948

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 63% of Jharkhand's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Jharkhand, the 14th most populated state in India, is home to about 2.6% of the country's total population. The state's population of 33 mn is equivalent to the population of Poland.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • Mega Food Park in Ranchi, under the Mega Food Parks Scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, is spread across 23 ha
  • Mega Industrial Growth Centre at Barhi under PPP mode spread over 202 ha of land
  • Industrial Park at Devipur, Deoghar under PPP mode, spread over 221 ha of land 
  • Electronic Manufacturing Cluster at Adityapur spread over 33 ha of land  
  • IT/ITeS Park  at Adityapur spread over 10 ha of land 
  • Software Technology Park of India (STPI) at Ranchi, Adityapur, Bokaro, Dhanbad and Deoghar
  • Aluminium Park at Muri and Latehar
  • Gems and Jewellery Park at Ranchi
  • Ceramic Parks at Dhanbad, Sahebganj and Deoghar   
  • Smart Cities Mission, for which Ranchi is the city identified in Jharkhand
  • Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor, passing through seven states including Jharkhand, to be developed around Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Industrial Corridor along Ranchi-Patratu-Ramgarh State Highway     
  • Koderma Bahragora Industrial Corridor 
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    Jharkhand

    Home to 40% of India's mineral wealth

    Jharkhan…

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    Jharkhand Automobile & Auto Componen…

    To create favorable atmosphere for setting-up of automobi…

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    Jharkhand BPO/BPM Policy 2015

    To make Jharkhand a preferable BPO/BPM destination throug…

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    Jharkhand Export Policy 2015

    To provide a simple, proactive, responsive and supportive…

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    Jharkhand Feed Processing Industry Polic…

    To create favorable atmosphere for setting up of animal f…

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    Jharkhand Film Policy 2015

    Aimed at converting Jharkhand into a centre of film makin…

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    Jharkhand Food Processing Industry Polic…

    Aimed at creating favorable atmosphere for setting up of…

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    Jharkhand Industrial & Investment Pr…

    To maximize value addition to Jharkhand’s natural resourc…

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    Jharkhand Industrial Park Policy 2015

    Aimed at setting up of private, joint venture and PPP mod…

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    Jharkhand IT/ITeS Policy 2016

    Aimed at making Jharkhand a globally competitive IT &…

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    Jharkhand Policy 2016

    To promote the manufacturing of ESDM products for employm…

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    Jharkhand Procurement Policy 2014

    To facilitate purchases from MSEs by Government departmen…

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    Jharkhand Solar Power Policy 2015

    To encourage participation of private sector to set up so…

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    Jharkhand Startup Policy 2016

    To create a conducive and enabling ecosystem to facilitat…

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    Jharkhand Textile, Apparel & Footwea…

    To modernize textile manufacturing and improve productivi…

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    Jharkhand Tourism Policy 2015

    To promote tourism in such a manner that it contributes t…

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