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Bihar

CAPITAL PATNA
AREA IN  Sq. km 173,877
PRINCIPAL LANGUAGES HINDI, MAITHILI

MAJOR INDUSTRIES/CROPS/MINERALS

Industries : Steel, Sponge Iron, Coal Mining, Oil Refinery, Heavy Engineering, Forging, Fertilisers, Jelly Filled Commu- nication Cables, High Tension Insulators,Watch Factory, Ceramic Capacitors, TV-Receivers, Fruit Processing, Bulk Drugs. Crops : Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Pulses, Sugarcane, Potatoes Tobacco, Oilseeds, Onion, Chilies, Jute. Minerals : Coal, Mica, Copper Ore, Uranium, Limestone, China Clay, Fire Clay, Bauxite, Kyanite.

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES

- Investment grant at rates ranging from 15% to 20% with a maximum of Rs. 1.5 mln. - Assistance between 20% to 25% of the cost for installation of captive power generating sets. - Grants for preparation of feasibility reports and for technical know-how fee. - Special incentives for units in notified growth centres and 100% export oriented units and electronic industries. - Special grant for preparation of energy audit reports and energy saving equipment and machinery.

FISCAL CONCESSIONS

- Sales tax exemption on the purchase of raw materials. - Concessional Power Tariff.