Department of Mines and Geology, Government of Jharkhand :: News

Mineral Based Industries

The history of Industrialization in Jharkhand is more than 100 years old. The first Iron and Steel industry was established at Jamshedpur in 1907 by Sir Dorabji Tata, which was ranked 11th largest steel making company in the world in 2013. West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand contributes 29% of total Iron ore (Hematite) deposits of India. The state holds number one position in coal resources (27%) in India and sole producer of non coking coal. Other important minerals are Bauxite, Limestone, Manganese, Graphite, Kyanite, Copper, Mica etc, which are available in huge quantity and are able to cater to many mineral based industries in the state. After creation of Jharkhand in 2000, many multinational companies came here with full determination to establish industries in the various parts of the state. In Jharkhand there are four major Industrial zones categorized by the Government; namely-

  1. Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority, Jamshedpur (AIADA).The area of AIADA is confined to Kolhan Commissionaire which includes East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela Kharsawan districts. This area is suitable for Steel, Cement, Copper, Nuclear, Refractory and Glass industry.
  2. Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority, Bokaro (BIADA). The area of BIADA is confined to North Chotanagpur Commissionaire which includes Bokaro, Giridih, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Koderma and Chatra districts. This area is suitable for Steel, Cement, Power, Refractory and Glass industry.
  3. Ranchi Industrial Area Development Authority, Ranchi (RIADA). The area of RIADA is confined to South Chotanagpur and Palamu Commissionaire which includes Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla, Lohrdaga, Palamu, Garhwa, Latehar and Simdega districts. This area is suitable for Steel, Aluminum, Power, Cement, Graphite, Fertilizer, and Glass industry.
  4. Sathalpargana Industrial Area Development Authority, Dumka (SPIADA). The area of SPIADA is confined to Santhalpargana Commissionaire which includes Dumka, Deoghar, Jamtara, Godda, Sahibganj, Pakur districts. This area is suitable for Power, Ceramic and Glass industry. This area is primarily known for best quality building and road materials.
Mining in Jharkhand
Mineral Based Industries