Principal foodgrains crops are paddy, wheat, maize and pulzes
Industry and Minerals
Jharkhand has the country's two biggest steel plants at Bokaro in the
public sector and Tata Iron and Steel Company (TISCO) in Jamshedpur in the
private sector. Other important industries are Tata Engineering and
Locomotive Company, Sriram Bearing, Usha Martin, Indian Tube Company, etc.
The state is abundantly rich in minerals-copper, coal, iron, manganese,
mica, chromite, bauxite, etc., and has the potential of becoming one of
the most prosperous states of India.
The installed capacity of power in Jharkhand is 2,590 MW. This includes
420 MW (Tenughat Thermal Power Station), 840 MW (Patratu Thermal Power
Station ), 130 MW (Sikkidri Hydel) and 1,200 MW (DVC, Thermal/Hydel). The
prospects of capacity addition in both the thermal and hydel sectors of
various power stations is 4,736 MW. This includes 686 MW hydel generation.
To provide electricity to all villages and rural areas, the State
Government has made a provision of Rs.30 crore during 2001-02.