Saturday, October 20, 2018
Jharkhand

Economy


Agriculture

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.

Power

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.

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