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Map of Jharkhand (Source: India-WRIS)



Jharkhand state situated in the Northern part of India came into being on November 15, 2000. It is located between 21°57' to 25°14' N latitude and 83°20' to 87°58'E longitude. Ranchi is the state capital.


Maximum rainfall takes place during the months from July to September, which accounts for more than 90% of total rainfall in the state. However, due to high variability of monsoon rains, low moisture holding capacity of soils, absence of developed aquifers due to hard rock substrate and high runoff due to undulating terrain, agriculture is fraught with high risk. There are regional variations and some parts of the state like Ranchi, Netarhat, and Parasnath have pleasant climate even during the summers.

Water Resources

Jharkhand state is endowed with vast fresh water resources in the form of tanks/ponds and reservoirs. The main rivers flowing in the State are Damodar, Mayurakshi, Barakar, Koyal, Sankh, Son, Auranga, More, Karo, Bansloi, South Koel, Kharkai, Swarna Rekha, Ganga, Gumani and Batane.


  • Mines & Minerals

Mines & Minerals

Jharkhand is famous for its rich mineral resources like Uranium, Mica, Bauxite, Granite, Gold, Silver, Graphite, Magnetite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Quartz, Fieldspar, Coal, Iron, Copper, etc.

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