Jharkhand State Development Council

Jharkhand means "The land of forests" . It  the 28th state of the Indian Union came into existence by the Bihar reorganization Act on November 15, 2000. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi). It is the 15th largest state by area, and the 14th largest by population. Hindi is the official language of the state It is one of the richest mineral zones in the world and boasts 40% and 29% of India's mineral and coal reserves respectively. In its focused endeavor to promote industrial activity and establish Jharkhand as one of the most attractive and easy destinations in the country, the State Government has already taken some industry-friendly steps to improve the overall investment climate. Not only has the State Government built a strong framework for increased ‘Ease of Doing Business’, it has also adopted a number of business friendly policies which have been instrumental in significantly improving Jharkhand’s profile as an investment destination.  Jharkhand, which is home to one of the largest steel plants in India, accounts for 17.6 per cent of the steel production in the country.

Jharkhand has witnessed substantial economic growth in recent times and is now booming with confidence. This part of of India is a land of huge potential and is endowed with plenty of rich minerals, forests, productive and fertile soil and rich cultural heritage. Given the available natural resources and quality manpower, the key growth engines in this part of the world are Iron & Steel, Power, Mines & Minerals, Tourism,  Infrastructure, Real Estate and  Retail. ASSOCHAM is involving itself more and more - not only in facilitating the industries but also in promoting social development with a focus on overall progress of the region.

ASSOCHAM being a responsible chamber has formed Jharkhand State Development council under leadership of Mr. Pankaj Malhan, Chairman of JSDC & CEO Vedanta Steel Business and Ms. Maya Swaminathan Sinha, Co-Chairperson & Director CMC Skills.

We have formed thirteen councils (13) under able leaderships of Chairs & Co- Chairs from relevant industry.




Shri Pankaj Malhan
CEO and Whole-time Director
Electrosteel Steels (Vedanta Steel Business)
Smt. Maya Swaminathan Sinha IRS(Retd.)
Clear Maze Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Prof. M. K. Vajpayee
Capital University



Bharat Jaiswal
ASSOCHAM Corporate Office
5, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110 021
Tel: 011-46550555