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
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    All Jharkand Students Union (AJSU)
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

EESL issues tender to install LED street lights across all villages in Jharkhand

As a part of their Street Light National Programme, EESL has issued a tender inviting bid for 24 watt LED Street Lights contract for all Gram Panchayats in the state of Jharkhand. KFW Development Bank will help fund part of the payment under this contract.


Source: Saur Energy Go to
In Detail: Street Lighting National Programme Go to

Jharkhand approves procurement of 10 MW

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the procurement of 10 MW of solar PV power by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited from the Solar Energy Corporation of India. The commission has set a tariff rate of $0.079 (Rs. 5.50) per kWh for a period of 25 years.


Source: Mercom Go to
In Detail: JSERC Order Go to

NTPC announces commercial production at Jharkhand mine

India’s largest electricity producer, the National Thermal Power Corporation, announced it has begun commercial production of coal from PakriBarwadih mine in Jharkhand.


Source: Economic Times Go to
In Detail: Twitter Announcement 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 34.95 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Jharkhand achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

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

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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