Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. The name "Jharkhand" means "The Land of Forests". It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Some of the other major cities and industrial centres are Dhanbad, Bokaro and Jamshedpur. The major religious centre is Deoghar. Jharkhand accounts for 40% of the mineral resources of India. Ranchi accounts for 50% mineral production of the state.
Jharkhand also has immense mineral resources: minerals ranging from (ranking in the country within bracket) from iron ore (1st), coal(3rd), copper ore (1st), mica (1st), bauxite (3rd), Manganese, limestone, china clay, fire clay, graphite (8th), kainite (1st), chromite (2nd), asbestos (1st), thorium (3rd), sillimanite, uranium (Jaduguda mines, Narwa Pahar) (1st) and even gold (Rakha Mines) (6th) and silver and several other minerals.