UNDP in Jharkhand

About Jharkhand

Carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000, the state of Jharkhand, popularly known as Vananchal (meaning land of woods), is located in the eastern part of India. With an area of 79,714 sq km, the state shares its border with Bihar in the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west, Odisha in the south, and West Bengal in the east. Owing to its abundant mineral resources, the state also hosts some of the country’s major industrial units such as Bokaro steel plant, which is the largest steel plant in Asia; India’s first iron and steel factory in Jamshedpur and many others. The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and the biggest industrial city in the state. The rivers of Jharkhand play an important role in the socio-economic aspects of the society. While river Ganges is one of the most important rivers flowing through Jharkhand, irrigation networks also come from Damodar, Barakar, Koel and Suvarnarekha rivers. Being a tribe dominated state, nature has been given utmost prominence in every sphere of life and culture in Jharkhand. more

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UNDP in Jharkhand

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with the government, civil-society and the peoplele of India since 1951 to help them find their own solutions for global and national development challenges.

UNDP in Jharkhand works within the Poverty ReductionDemocratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and RecoveryEnvironment and Energy thematic areas.