About Jharkhand Aadhaar Project

Unique identification project was initially conceived by the Planning Commission as an initiative that would provide identification for each resident across the country and would be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services. It would also act as a tool for effective monitoring of various programs and schemes of the Government.

Jharkhand situated in the eastern part of India has an area of 30,778 sq miles (79,714 sq km) with a population in excess of 30 million. The state is bordered by Bihar to the north, Orissa to the south, West Bengal to the east and Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west. The Industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka is sub capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and biggest industrial city of the state. Hindi is the state language, the people of Jharkhand speak other languages are Urdu, Maithili and Santhali. Jharkhand is famous for its rich mineral resources like Uranium, Mica, Bauxite, Granite, Gold, Silver, Graphite, Magnetite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Quartz, Feldspar, 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.

jharkhand map

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.

Jharkhand Geographic Details

  • Population = 3,29,66,238
  • Male Population = 1,69,31,812
  • Female Population = 1,60,34,426
  • Density of Population = 414 persons / Sq. KM
  • No. of Districts = 24
  • No. of Sub divisions = 38
  • No. of Blocks = 260
  • No. of Villages = 32620
  • National Highways = 1844 KMs
  • State Highways = 6880 KMs
  • Total Geographical Area = 79.70 Lakh Hect