·      Introduction

·      Objective

·      Strategy

·      Land

·      Mines

·      Water

·      Infrastructure

·      Human Resources Development

·      Skill Development

·      Entrepreneurship Development

·      Incubation Centre

·      Industrial Area Development Authority

·      Development of New Private Industrial Area

·      Industrial Corridor

·      Industrial Parks

·      Special Economic Zone

·      Cluster Development

·      Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

·      Value Addition

·      Promotion of Sericulture, Handloom & Handicraft

·      Textile and Apparel

·      Promotion of Agro Food Processing based Industries

·      Automobile and Auto Components

·      Energy

·      Promotion of FDI

·      Information Technology / Bio Technology

·      Tourism

·      Film Industry

·      Export Promotion

·      Industrial Sickness

·      Industrial Finance

·      Incentives & Concession

·      Expansion / Modernisation / Diversification

·      General Provisions

·      Date of Production

·      Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

·      Facilitation

·      Monitoring & Review

·      Power of the State Government

·      Annexure – I

·      Annexure – II

·      Abbreviation



24        ENERGY

24.1    (a)  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 non-conventional energy.

24.2.   (a) The State has installed capacity of 1320 MW.

            (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. 

24.3    (a)  Under tariff based competitive bidding and Government Dispensation route, Jharkhand has been allotted 6 coal blocks which requires to be used for electricity.

            (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 investors.

24.4    The State Government shall encourage private sector participation in generation, transmission and distribution of power.

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. 


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