Jharkhand -- At a Glance
The 28th state of the Indian Union was brought into existence by the Bihar reorganization Act on November 15,2000- the birth anniversary of the legendary Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is famous for its rich mineral resources like Uranium, Mica, Bauxite, Granite, Gold, Silver, Graphite, Magnetite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Quartz, Fieldspar, Coal (32% of India), Iron, Copper (25%of India) etc. Forests and woodlands occupy more than 29% of the state which is amongst the highest in India.
FACT SHEET* Population2,69,09,428Male Population1,38,61,277Female Population1,30,48,151Per Capita IncomeRs. 4161.00Density of Population338 persons / Sq. KMNo. of Districts24No. of Sub divisions35No. of Blocks212No. of Villages32620No. of Villages Electrified14667 (45 % of total)No. of Villages connected by Road8484National Highways1006 KMsState Highways4662 KMsHealth Centers506Schools21386Universities5 Incl. One Deemed UniversityTotal Geographical Area79.70 Lakh HectCultivable Land38.00 Lakh HectNet Sown Area18.04 Lakh Hect (25% of total area)Net Irrigated Area01.57 Lakh Hect (8% of net shown area)Forest29% of total area * this data is as per 2001 Census
Jharkhand -- Birth of the State
The region enshrouded in the hills and forests inaccessible to a large segment of people. The tribes of this state are living here from thousands of years and not much changed in their life and culture over the ages baring last few decades. Many scholars now believe that the language used by tribes in the state of Jharkhand is identical to the one used by Harappan people. This has led to a great interest in the deciphering of Harappan inscriptions using rock paintings and language used by these tribes.
For a greater part of Vedic age, Jharkhand remained obscured. During the age of Mahajanpadas around 500 BC, India saw the emergence of 16 large states who controlled the entire Indian subcontinent. The supremacy of the janpads were often decided by the power of swords and...