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J'khand fact sheet

Facts about Jharkhand

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 19:27 IST

Jharkhand-28th state of Union of India

Formation of state-November 15, 2000

Districts carved
out of Biharfor
-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 Marandi15 Nov 2000 to March 2003 BJP

2> Arjun Munda March 2003 to March 2005 BJP

3> Sibu Soren2 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)