Jharkhand is located in the Eastern part of India. The state shares its borders with West Bengal in the East, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the West, Bihar in the North and Odisha in the South.
Jharkhand has around 40 per cent of the country's mineral wealth. The state is one of the largest producers of coal, mica and copper in India. Because of its large mineral reserves, mining and mineral extraction is the major industry in the state. Jharkhand offers a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives to the industries, under the Industrial Policy, 2012. The state also has policies for IT and SEZ offering sector-specific incentives. The state's industries enjoy a unique location-specific advantage as it is close to the vast market of Eastern India; it is closer to the ports of Kolkata, Haldia and Paradip and has easy access to raw materials.
The natural resources, policy incentives and location-specific advantages of Jharkhand support investments in sectors such as mining and metal extraction, engineering, iron and steel, and chemicals. Since Jharkhand has around 40 per cent of the country's mineral wealth, its extensive mineral resources make mining, metals and related sectors, a naturally strong sector of the state. Jharkhand industrial policy, 2012 has been formulated with the objective to convert Jharkhand into a favoured destination for investors and to promote sustainable Industrial growth of the state.
State Presentation (March 2013)
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