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Department of Industries

Who we are


Department of Industries, Latehar is dealing with promotion of tiny, small, medium and big industries to accelerate the economic development of the district. This department is harnessing the resources for industrial growth. It is also facilitating investments for creating industries and infrastructure for the district. It is also concerned with developing the required human resources for promoting industrial development and is also supporting small and rural industries, rural artisans and craftsman for creating local employment by encouraging both traditional and modern industries. Industries Department is also concerned of regulation of the industries, support for existing industries, revival of suck industries and creating right environment for investment of industries in the district.

Why we are


Latehar district has plenty of mineral resources available such as coal, bauxite etc. This district is also endowed with forest cover, agricultural resources and handicrafts/handlooms. Industries- tiny, small, medium and large industries are the driving forces for the development of the district. Keeping in view of it, this department is encouraging the setting up of industries as an engine for growth and a motive force for boosting the district economy of the district.
The district and the State Government firmly believes in maximizing capital investment for accelerated economic development and generation of employment opportunities in the district. The district is committed to create an environment conducive to growth of industries in the State. It has been encouraging investment in the industries based upon the district’s agro-climatic, mineral and manpower resources as well as the development of district infrastructure for boosting the production of goods and services.
The district administration, in consonance with the need and aspirations of the local populace and entrepreneurs and the changes taking place in the state and national economic scenario is developing strategies for attracting investment in identified thrust areas with focus upon balanced regional development for creation of essential infrastructure including power generation.

The district administration is committed to provide the required infrastructure, simplified mechanisms for clearing projects, sensitive and proactive machinery and a friendly atmosphere for industrial growth in the district.

Balanced development of all regions of the district with emphasis on development of small, tiny and cottage industries is part of the mandate of the government. Given this, the industries department is playing key role in promoting strategies such as simplified rules, regulations and procedures to remove bottlenecks, provide adequate infrastructural support and single window system, improve the quality of services to entrepreneurs with sharp focus upon SC/ST categories, handicapped and women, thrust to entrepreneurship development , identify the area of concentration of traditional skills and provide training, improve design, technological backup and marketing. It also encourages the setting up fruit processing, vegetable processing, spice processing, horticulture and other food processing industries, Tassar/Mulberry culture and special attention to promote projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) modes.


What we do


Through the department, we undertake various functions for promotion of industries in the district.

  • Regulates industries/industrial clusters in the district.
  • Promote tiny, small, medium and large industries.
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship and skill training to enterprises.
  • Promotion of sericulture (mulberry) and taserculture and rural enterprises
  • Promotion of handlooms and handicraft
  • Marketing of handicraft and artefacts
  • Implementing schemes such as Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)
  • Running of District Industries Centres


This department is also implementing various central and state government schemes.

Central government Schemes
District industries centre(DIC)

The district industry department is running district industries centres for promotion of small and tiny industries with the support of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.  Through DIC, the PMRY scheme is being implemented. Under this, rural youth are being trained as rural entrepreneurs and government is providing subsidy support to the rural entrepreneurs for setting up of rural enterprises. It is also responsible for identifying industrial opportunities and clusters and encourage entrepreneurs to set up industries.


Through the support of Sericulture Board, this department is promoting mulberry and taser sericulture. It is helping taser farmers by way of supplying quality taser seeds, promoting taser silk rearing, reeling, weaving and marketing of taser handicrafts and products through JHARCRAFT. It is also supporting the training of rural youth on mulberry and taser sericulture. It is also supporting taser farmers through Crop Insurance

Rural entrepreneurship

The Department is also implementing Prime Minister Employment Guarantee Programme (PMEGP). Under this, rural youth is identified, training and subsidy provided for initiating self-employment for youth. This scheme is intended to nurture rural entrepreneurship kill development employment, provide financial support and to achieve rural industrialisation.

Integrated Handloom Development Scheme

It is a centrally Sponsored Scheme for handloom weavers. It consists of
Handloom Cluster development / Group approach / Marketing support/
Strengthening of Handloom organization/Supervision, Monitoring Inspection support etc. It also provides infrastructure support for skill up gradation support, work shade, establishment support etc. is provided for Handloom weavers & weavers' organization under this scheme.

Diversified Handloom Development Scheme

It is a centrally sponsored scheme for Handloom Sector. It consists of establishment of weaver service centre for fulfilment of technical qualified
hands for the benefit of weavers under centrally sponsored scheme.

Small Industries Cluster Development Programme (SICDP)

It is a centrally sponsored scheme under the control of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries (SSI), Government of India. Under this scheme, the cluster approach is a key strategy for enhancing the production and productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity building of small enterprises including small scale industries and small service and business entities.  The contribution of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries (SSI); GOI is upto 80% of the total project cost subject is upto the ceiling of Rs. 10 Crores.


Village & Small Industries

State Government is keen in emphasizing the development of handicrafts, as it helps in upliftment of socio-economic conditions of the rural artisans. It also provides support for training artisans and improvement of their produces including design of the handicrafts as per the market needs and requirements.


Handloom sector plays an important role in providing full time and part time as well as gainful employment to weavers. The main objective of is to provide working facilities/infrastructure to weavers and to impart training. Besides, steps are being taken for modernization of looms, updating of technology by running modern design centre, marketing assistance, health insurance for weavers, Mahatma Gandhi Weaver’s Insurance, Upgradation of Weaver Training Centers, organization of workshop, organising market fair & exhibition, rebate grant on the sale of handloom product etc.

JHARCRAFT, an agency created by industries department established for marketing & design development of diversified Handloom products for which share capital & managerial grant in aid has to be provided to JHARCRAFT to market rural products.

Sericulture Development

State Government is aiming towards overall development of sericulture  and its related industries in the state, so that more and more numbers of beneficiaries could be benefited. The department is planned to promote commercial production of taser through the support of commercial rearers.

It is proposed to be increase the number of tasar farmers through tasar seed production and its rearing. It also provides training to farmers with improved technology of silkworm rearing for qualitative and quantitative
Improvement in production. For development in post cocoon sector, weavers are proposed to be given training on value addition and improved technology of weaving. It is also supporting self-employment to women beneficiciaries by giving training on improved technology for tasar reeling.

State Government schemes
Khadi Gramodyog Board

To promote Khadi and Village Industries, the State Government has established State Khadi & Gramodyog Board to promote Khadi. The industries department is co-ordinating all the Khandi and Village industries in the district.

Design Development and Training Centre

Under Special Component scheme Bamboo training cum production centers are being established in Jharkhand. Through the industries department, they arrange training on bamboo craft for men and women to revive and renew the traditional handicrafts of the district.  Under Tribal Sub-Plan, Design Development Scheme women are being trained in Jute Craft, Terra Kotta, Paper mashi & Jado Patiya.  Students of Kasturba Gandhi School are being trained in Jute, Lac, Stitching & cutting, Paper mashie, Painting, Artificial Jewellery & Soft Toys. This department is set up urban haat for marketing handicrafts made by skilled artisans.

Single Window System

The objective of Industrial Assistance Centre (Single Window System) is to provide all types of assistance to entrepreneurs and to remove problem faced by entrepreneurs in course of setting up of industries on the site under one roof so that rapid industrialization may take place.

India International Trade fair

India International Trade fair is organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation every year form 14th to 27th of November. The main objective of the fair is to highlight the State wise country’s achievements in various fields like industry, trade, research and development etc. through display, demonstration and also interaction at different levels.

Interest Subsidy

The objective of providing this subsidy is to bring down interest cost of industry for the period an industry is most hard pressed. This subsidy is aimed to encourage industry to continuous growth rather than stagnate and contribute its share of prosperity to the state. The interest subsidy to new industries shall be admissible in the following manner on the interest actually paid to financial institution/banks on loans by such new industry.

The subsidy shall be limited to a sum of Rs.100 lakhs per annum provided the total interest subsidy shall not exceed 2% of the total sales amount made in the State of Jharkhand and / or in course of inter-state sales as supported by the certificate / document issued by the competent commercial tax authority. This subsidy shall be admissible for a period of 5 years for all categories of industries from the date of commercial production.

Soft Loan for Sick & Closed Industrial units

Sickness /closure of an industrial unit has an adverse impact on all sectors of production activities. Under the scheme, the State Government grants “Soft Loan” for revival of industrial units is permissible. It need not be emphasized that sickness in industries not only affects the revenue of the State, but also results in unemployment and non-productive investment. Interest rate of such loans will not be less than bank rate and repayment period will not be more than 8 years.

The State Government has notified Jharkhand Industries Rehabilitation Scheme-2003, which envisages soft loan from the Government for revival of any viable sick, closed and weak units of the State. State Government upon being satisfied in respect of viability of the revival effort may grant by way of extending loans on suitable soft loan/or equity participation that will depend on merits in individual case to bridge the gap in
means of finance.

Stamp Duty & Registration Fee Exemption

An eligible industrial unit irrespective of its location will be entitled to exemption from payment of 50% of Stamp Duty & Registration Fee paid for registration of documents within the State. Relating to purchase /acquisition of land and building for setting up of a new unit to meet the claim under Exemption on Stamp Duty & Registration Fee under Jharkhand Industrial Policy- 2001

Who is responsible for the Industries Department?

District General Manager, is heading the Department of Industries. The GM is being assisted by a host of officials. They are all accountable to the Deputy Commissioner.




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