Ranchi: The Jharkhand government has given its approval for production of 20 films, says a PTI report.
The approval was given on the recommendation of members of the technical committee of the Jharkhand Film Development Corporation (JFDC).
Of the 20 films approved for production in the state, four Santhali films, three films each in Nagpuri, Bhojpuri, Bengali, and Khorta and six Hindi films, it said.
The films will be shot extensively on locations in Jharkhand.
Begam Jaan, A death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diary and Ajab Singh ki Gajab Kahani, which were filmed at various locations in Jharkhand, have been released since the formation of JFDC in 2016.
At present, six films produced in the state are on the floor. Santhali Film “Rofa” was ready for release.
The JFDC would be granting a sum of Rs 1 to 2 crores to films produced in Jharkhand.
On the directive of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, a Jharkhand Film Policy was framed by Information and Public Relation Department under the guidance of his Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar in 2015.
The objective was to develop Jharkhand as a favourable film making destination as well as to attract maximum tourists through publicity of the state’s natural beauty, tourists spots, culture, folk dances etc,
Apart from providing a proper platform for artists and film producers, the aim was to attract investment through film industry and generate employment opportunities.