We strive to be a developed state: CM
Terming Jharkhand as a land of immense potential, Chief Minister Raghubar Das Thursday said the state is rich in natural resources like coal and minerals and striving to become a developed state in the country.
"Jharkhand as a young state of India is striving to become one of the developed and prosperous states of India. It is a land of immense potential," Das said while addressing the inaugural session of the first Jharkhand Global Investors' Summit at the Khelgaon here.
He said that Jharkhand was one of the richest mineralised regions in the world possessing 40 per cent of mineral resources of the country.
"Though we are known for our rich mineral deposits and steel and automobile Industry, I feel our biggest assets are our people. Nearly 60 per cent of our population is between 15 and 59 years of age," he said.
"The gross state domestic product growth rate (at a constant price) is 12.1 per cent and the growth rate of per capita income is 11.10 per cent. This demonstrates that Jharkhand is the fast emerging economy in the country," he said.