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Greetings from Jharkhand Small Industry Association

Jharkhand Industrial Policy – 2001 was formulated and implemented after the creation of the State of Jharkhand. The basic objective of the policy was to optimally utilize the available resources in planned and systematic manner for the industrialization of State. It was aimed at enhancing value addition of the natural and human resources in efficient manner to generate additional employment and resources for the growth and development of the State.

Considerable progress in industrialization has been achieved during the policy period. As many as 26 mega industries, 106 large and medium industries and 18,109 micro and small industries have been set up in the State during the period with an approximate investment of Rs 28,424.06 crore and about 63,000 people thus far got employment in these industries. It has contributed to the revenue collection of the State besides improving the quality of life in certain pockets like Jamshedpur-Saraikela-Chaibassa, Ramgarh-Patratu-Hazaribagh, Latehar-Chandwa, Ranchi-Lohardaga, Bokaro-Chandankiyari-Dhanbad-Giridih etc.

To ensure regular and mega investment, the State has been able to convince the ambassadors of industries to choose Jharkhand as preferred investment destination. Accordingly, major industrial houses have inked MoUs with the State Government. Several bottlenecks and difficulties notwithstanding, the industries have been able to acquire about 8,000 acres of land through direct negotiation with raiyats. In addition the State Government has also been able to provide approximately 3000 acres of land to these industries including power units. Around 17 mega industries have already come into production and several other industrial units are likely to be commissioned during the financial year 2011-12.

Steel production in the State has increased from 8 million tonnes (MT) to over 12 million tonnes per annum during the 11th Plan period. Jharkhand is presently producing about 20-25% of total steel being produced in the country. With the proposed expansion of a number of integrated steel plants, the State will be producing over 25 MT of steel and thus will turn to be a steel-hub of India. Even various types of auto grade steels, which were earlier being imported, are now being produced within the State. Similarly the production of alumina in the State has increased from about 80,000 metric tonnes to over 200,000 metric tonnes. Significant enhancement could also be achieved in cement and clinker production.