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.
30,778 sq. miles
$26.7 billion (USD)
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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.
The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency issued a tender for an engineering procurement construction firm to set up a 2 MW canal top solar project in Ranchi.
The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency announced that it has prepared a framework for the state rooftop policy 2018 with an objective to produce 500 megawatts (MW) of power through grid-connected rooftop solar plants by 2022.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced that all households in Ranchi district have access to power supply. He also promised that by 2019 all households will have 24-hour power supply.
The center and the Jharkhand government signed an agreement with the World Bank for a $310 million loan to boost the state’s power system, mainly transmission infrastructure.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Jharkhand reaches 31.78 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Jharkhand achieves 0 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
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.
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.
Jharkhand becomes the first in India to introduce Oral Pentavalent Vaccine to eradicate Rotavirus, considered to be the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants.
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.