Jharkhand

Long held up as an example of the poverty of India’s eastern regions, Jharkhand is seeking to capitalize on its mineral-rich terrain to boost development. The state presents an interesting dichotomy of development:  on one hand regions in the state are plagued by poverty, on the other, the state houses one of India’s largest commercial manufacturing units by Tata Motors along with the world’s 10th largest steel manufacturer located in the city of Jamshedpur.    While the government hopes to bolster its textile, food processing, automobile and auto components sectors and improve the state of its health and medical education, lingering left-wing violence and poor infrastructure still need to be addressed.

State Summary

  • Size
    30,778 sq. miles
  • Population
    33 million
  • State GDP
    $26.7 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    81
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    6
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    28
  • Party Affiliation
    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Indian National Congress (INC), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
    Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation (CPIML-L)
The Tata Steel plant in Jamshedpur. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
A student, age 11, and member of ‘The Rockstars’ Yuwa School football training team introduces herself in an English class at the school in Hutup Village. (Rebecca Conway/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: The Tata Steel plant in Jamshedpur. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: A student, age 11, and member of ‘The Rockstars’ Yuwa School football training team introduces herself in an English class at the school in Hutup Village. (Rebecca Conway/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables  • 

Recent Articles

Jharkhand Cabinet Approves the Jharkhand Green Energy Cess Bill 2021

Jharkhand cabinet approves the Jharkhand Green Energy Cess Bill, 2021. The bill aims to levy a cess of $0.002 on every unit of power produced from conventional fuel sources. The cess does not apply to government-owned companies.


Source: Times of India Go to
In Detail: Cabinet Decision (Hindi) Go to

Jharkhand Sets Tariff for Solar and Other Renewable Energy Projects

Jharkhand sets a levelized tariff of $0.042 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for electricity from decentralized solar and other renewable energy projects built under central government’s PM KUSUM program.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission Go to

Jharkhand: State hikes fuel prices to make up for lockdown losses

The state cabinet has approved a revision in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel. The VAT has been raised per liter of diesel and petrol by $0.01 and $0.02, respectively.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Cabinet Decision Go to

Jharkhand: Hike in VAT on petrol, diesel in state from today

The state government has announced a hike in the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by $0.03 per liter, effective from May 12 midnight.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Notification Go to, Go to

Related National Goals

U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance Tracker — Jharkhand reaches 48.63 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Jharkhand achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)

Health

Health

While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.

Recent Articles

Jharkhand Notifies Workplace Policy on Tuberculosis

Jharkhand notifies a workplace policy on Tuberculosis (TB). Per the policy, all employers in the state are required to arrange for the treatment of employees for TB and its related comorbidities, including occupational lung diseases.


Source: Telegraph Go to
In Detail: Cabinet Decision (Hindi) Go to

Union Cabinet approved transfer of Central Hospital to Jharkhand Government free of cost

The Union Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to transfer the Central Hospital at Karma, Jharkhand under the Ministry of Labour & Employment along with its land and building to the Jharkhand Government free of cost to establish a new Medical College.


Source: Education Medical Dialogues Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

NFHS results show 9 out of every 10 children do not have an adequate diet in Jharkhand and Bihar

According to the National Family Health Survey, nine out of every 10 children aged 6-23 in Jharkhand and Bihar do not have an adequate diet. The nutrition and health status of children in these two states has been found to be “critically low” in comparison to the national standard. Only 7.2 percent of children in Jharkhand eat an adequate diet.


Source: The Hindu Go to
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