JHARKHAND INDUSTRIAL POLICY 2012
The State proposes to promote increasing use of renewable and environmental
friendly sources of energy. Thrust will be given to develop these on BOT
basis through private sector participation.
(b) The State has substantial biomass
availability due to its large agricultural base. These energy units could
be based on paddy-waste, rice straw / husk, Jhari leaves, twigs,
geo-thermal, solar etc.
(c) The State has almost 300 days per year
long sunshine hours. The State has a potential to harness considerable
amount of solar power.
(d) It is roughly estimated that
the potential of Jharkhand to generate energy from the above mentioned
non-conventional sources is about 400-500 MW.
(e) In view of the guidelines of State
Electricity Regulatory Commission, it is proposed to purchase at least 10%
of State’s total power purchases from these sources.
(f) A beginning has been made and
approximately 6000 houses in 44 villages have been energized with
24.2. (a) The State has installed capacity of
(b) The per capita energy
consumption of the State is low (552 kwh) as compared to the national
average consumption (720 kwh).
(c) The State Government has
targeted to achieve cent percent rural electrification.
Under tariff based competitive bidding and Government Dispensation
route, Jharkhand has been allotted 6 coal blocks which requires to be used
(b) Large number of MoUs have
been signed with private investors for installation of Thermal Power Plants
with capacity installation of over 43000 MW in the medium term. Jharkhand
is, therefore, poised to leverage the availability of low cost power to
24.4 The State Government shall encourage
private sector participation in generation, transmission and distribution
24.5 Mega Projects (with investment in fixed
assets in excess of Rs 100 crore) will
be allowed to have captive power plants, to generate power from waste heat
recovery, and to wheel power to sister concerns. Such units will also enjoy
50% exemption from electricity duty for a period of 5 years.
24.6 A power plant generating power from
renewable sources, with commercial operation after the effective date of
implementation of this policy, shall be deemed to be a new industrial unit
and will be entitled to all the incentives under this policy. These plants
will not be liable to pay 50% electricity duty for a period of 10 years.
24.7 Information Technology, Bio-technology
and Tourism related activities (existing or new) which are treated as
industrial activity will be entitled to have power at industrial or
commercial rate of tariff, whichever is lower, subject to JSERC approval.
24.8 Department of
Energy is bringing out a new and separate policy for further facilitation
in the sector.