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J'khand fact sheet

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 19:27 IST
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Jharkhand    -  28th state of Union of India

Formation of state  -  November 15, 2000

Districts carved
out of Bihar for
       -  18
Jharkhand

Districts of
Jharkhand at          -  22
present

Location                -  Chhota Nagpur Plateau and Santhal Parganas

Demography:

Population             -  26.90 million

Sex Ratio               -   941/1000

Tribals                   -  28%

Scheduled              -  12%
Castes

Others                   -  60%

Chronology of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand

       NAME                              TENURE                                        PARTY


1> Babulal Marandi    15 Nov 2000 to March 2003                   BJP

2> Arjun Munda         March 2003 to March 2005                    BJP

3> Sibu Soren          2 March 2005 12 to March 2005              JMM

4> Arjun Munda       12 March 2005 to 14 Sept 2006               BJP

Lok Sabha Members  -  14

Assembly strength  -  82 (elected 81, nominated 1)

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