23 Facts About Jharkhand


Jharkhand described the kingdom as Karnasuvarna, with Shashanka as its ruler.

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Jharkhand defeated Raksel dynasty of Surguja when they Invaded the reign with cavalry.

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Jharkhand's rule extended to areas in South Gaya and Hazaribagh.

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Jharkhand attacked Navratangarh and defeated the Nagvanshi Maharaja of Chhotanagpur.

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In 1912, the state of Jharkhand was first proposed by a student of St Columba's College in Hazaribagh.

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In 1955, Jharkhand Party, led by Jaipal Singh Munda, submitted a memorandum to States Reorganization Commission for a separate Jharkhand state comprising the tribal area of South Bihar, but it was rejected because there were many languages, no link language in the region, Hindustani was majority language, tribal were not in majority and there would be adverse effects on economy after separation from Bihar.

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The voting on Jharkhand Act was to be done on 21 September 1998 in Bihar legislation.

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Jharkhand was arrested and detained in police station for hours along with many supporters.

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Dynamics of resources and the politics of development still influence the socio-economic structures in Jharkhand, which was carved out of the relatively underdeveloped southern part of Bihar.

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Jharkhand is the leading producer of mineral wealth in the country after Chhattisgarh state, endowed as it is with a vast variety of minerals like iron ore, coal, copper ore, mica, bauxite, graphite, limestone, and uranium.

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Jharkhand has been at the centre of the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency.

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Jharkhand is located in the eastern part of India and is enclosed by West Bengal to the eastern side, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh to the western side, Bihar to the northern part and Odisha to the southern part.

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Hindi is the official language in Jharkhand and is spoken by the people of the state, although different regions have their own languages.

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Jharkhand has accorded additional official language status to Angika, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Bhumij, Ho, Kharia, Kurukh, Khortha, Kurmali, Magahi, Maithili, Mundari, Nagpuri, Odia, Santali and Urdu.

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Constitutional head of the government of Jharkhand is the governor, who is appointed by the President of India.

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Jharkhand has a High Court which has been functioning since 2000.

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One interesting thing about Jharkhand is that all its districts, except Lohardaga and Khunti, share a border with a neighbouring state.

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Jharkhand has several towns and innumerable villages with civic amenities.

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Jharkhand has immense mineral resources: minerals ranging from from iron ore, coal, copper ore, mica, bauxite, manganese, limestone, china clay, fire clay, graphite, kainite, chromite, asbestos, thorium, sillimanite, uranium and even gold and silver and several other minerals.

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In Jharkhand, farmers produce several crops such as rice, wheat, maize, pulses, potatoes, and vegetables such as tomato, carrots, cabbage, brinjal, pumpkin, and papaya.

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Jharkhand produce many films in regional and Tribal languages including Nagpuri, Khortha, Santali, Ho and Kurukh.

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Jharkhand has extensive network of National Highways and State Highways.

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Jharkhand is landlocked state but has numerous rivers and waterways.

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