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Modi greets people of Jharkhand on foundation day

India TV News Desk 15 Nov 2014, 11:49:31 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the people of Jharkhand on the state's 14th Foundation Day.

Modi is currently on an official visit to Australia to participate in the G20 Summit.

"PM Narendra Modi has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of Jharkhand on the state's foundation day," said Prime Minister Office's Twitter account.

Jharkhand was carved out of the southern part of Bihar Nov 15, 2000 as the 28th state of India after almost half a century of people's movements to evolve a Jharkhandi identity.

The name "Jharkhand" means "The Land of Forests". Jharkhand accounts for 40% of the mineral resources of India.