Snapshot

Jharkhand, one of India’s newest states, was carved out of the southern portion of Bihar in 2000. It is a land locked territory bound by the state of Bihar on the north, West Bengal on the east, Orissa on the south, and Chhattisgarh on the west. Jharkhand’s proximity to the Ports of Kolkata (400 km from Ranchi), Haldia (420 Km from Ranchi) and Paradeep (560 Km from Ranchi), makes the State attractive for it to be an ideal location for Export Oriented Units (EOUs), interested to enter in emerging markets of South East Asia considering the freight advantage with safe, smooth and faster movement of their produce. In addition to this, Jharkhand is also having dry port facility at Jamshedpur.

The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka its sub capital and Jamshedpur as the largest city in the state and one of the most industrialized cities in the Country. The region with an area of 74,677 sq. km and a population of 32 million has infinite scope for growth and development.

With an enormous potential for industrialisation and large deposits of minerals (around 40 percent of India’s mineral wealth) which provide a solid launching pad for all kinds of industries, the state is widely acclaimed as the region of future. It ranks first in the country in production of Tasar Silk as well as in the production of Coal, Mica, Kyanite and Copper in India.
The state is rich in forests and minerals complementing its vibrant tribal culture, art and crafts. 
The uniqueness of natural resources existing in the state has supported many crafts which 
are being traditionally practiced. Stone artefacts of Palaeolithic age, Malhore’s Dhokra, ironsmelting culture of Asurs, painted rock caves of Barkagaon in Hazaribagh, all point to early 
metallic and artisanal traditions. Tribals from Austo-Asiatic, Dravidian and Indo-Aryan families along with the latter settlers have added new dimensions to art and craft of the state which has made Jharkhand’s past a prologue to its future. Wild taser silk, lac, sal and palm leaves and other forest produce remain important to craft production in the state. It’s not enough to call Jharkhand a treasure house of ethnic arts and crafts. It is a repository of memory, of beauty, of generosity, of authenticity, of values, and of extraordinary and unexpected potential that reflect Jharkhand’s ability to reach beyond words, to follow their dreams.

  • US$ 104.12 million

    Investments in Year 2017

Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) aims to promote and develop a robust textile and apparel industry that provides sustainable employment to weavers and posits Jharkhand as a destination of choice to global textile majors. The policy aims to modernize textile manufacturing and improve productivity in order to ensure availability of quality fabric at affordable prices to cater to domestic and international demand.

To establish the textile and garment industry of Jharkhand, as a producer of internationally competitive value added products thereby maintaining dominant presence in the growing domestic and international market and contributing to the sustainable employment and economic growth of the State.

Jharkhand Textile Policy

Jharkhand’s Textile Sector

Development of Handloom

  • The State has taken steps for revival of cotton wool weaving. More than 80 societies have become functional.
  • Fifteen cluster development schemes are being implemented for cotton weavers, for carpet and wool weaving. This will help create employment for more than 4000 weavers.
  • · 35 mini handloom clusters have been sanctioned by Government of India with each cluster consisting of 250-300 weavers. The scheme is being implemented by Jharcraft with an objective to provide basic infrastructure to weavers such as looms and accessories and training for skill upgradation, design support, and marketing support

Mega Handloom Cluster

  • DPR of Mega Handloom cluster has been approved by PAMC under a comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development scheme (CHCDS). All six districts of Santhal Pargana i.e. Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Sahebganj, Jamtara, and Pakur will be covered under this Mega Handloom cluster.
  • DPR of the said Mega cluster with a total project cost of Rs. 76.57 crore (with Jharkhand government’s share of Rs. 69.99 crore and remaining Rs. 6.58 crore by SPV/beneficiary/State Govt.) has been approved by PAMC.

Development of Sericulture

  • Jharkhand government is keen to develop Tasar post cocoon activities in the state in view to provide employment opportunities particularly for the women in the rural areas.
  • To develop post cocoon activities, Common Facility Centres (CFCs) are being established where the facility of reeling machines and other necessary equipment are provided for Tasar silk reeling for a group of 30 women

Textile and Apparel Parks

Jharkhand has already developed few parks in the Textile and apparel sector and has proposed to build some more in this area to boost specialization of a particular product based on the location, raw material and other advantages boosts the niche market contribution in the state.

Development of Handloom

  • The State has taken steps for revival of cotton wool weaving. More than 80 societies have become functional.
  • Fifteen cluster development schemes are being implemented for cotton weavers, for carpet and wool weaving. This will help create employment for more than 4000 weavers.
  • · 35 mini handloom clusters have been sanctioned by Government of India with each cluster consisting of 250-300 weavers. The scheme is being implemented by Jharcraft with an objective to provide basic infrastructure to weavers such as looms and accessories and training for skill upgradation, design support and marketing support

Mega Handloom Cluster

  • DPR of the Mega Handloom cluster has been approved by PAMC under comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS). All six districts of Santhal Pargana i.e. Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Sahebganj, Jamtara and Pakur will be covered under this Mega Handloom cluster.
  • DPR of the said Mega cluster with a total project cost of Rs. 76.57 crore (with Jharkhand government’s share of Rs. 69.99 crore and remaining Rs. 6.58 crore by SPV/beneficiary/State Govt.) has been approved by PAMC.

Development of Sericulture

  • Jharkhand government is keen to develop Tasar post cocoon activities in the state in view to provide employment opportunities particularly for the women in the rural areas.
  • To develop post cocoon activities, Common Facility Centres (CFCs) are being established where the facility of reeling machines and other necessary equipment are provided for Tasar silk reeling for a group of 30 women

Textile and Apparel Parks

Jharkhand has already developed few parks in the Textile and apparel sector and has proposed to build some more in this area to boost specialization of a particular product based on the location, raw material and other advantages boosts the niche market contribution in the state.