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. It remains to be seen whether the relatively vigorous government can overcome lingering left-wing violence and poor infrastructure to deliver inclusive growth.

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

Jharkhand earmarks $47 million for LPG and stove distribution in the state

Jharkhand has instituted a ‘Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat’ in the state from Balijore village in Dumka district. $47 million has been earmarked in the budget for LPG and stove distribution, with a target of 2.8 million poor families getting the connections this year.


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West Bengal blocks decision to sell majority stake of a 1,200 MW thermal plant to NLC India

A dispute between the center, West Bengal, and Jharkhand has caused power utility Damodar Valley Corp. (DVC) to abandon its plan to sell a 1,200 MW thermal power plant to a proposed joint venture with NLC India Ltd, putting at risk $3.2 billion of long-term loans that it is struggling to repay. DVC, which is jointly owned by the center, West Bengal, and Jharkhand, had reached a tentative agreement to transfer a 74 percent stake to NLC. The center and Jharkhand have agreed to the deal, but West Bengal did not.


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Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Jharkhand achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Jharkhand reaches 23.37 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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