(Eds: Repeating after minor changes in para 2) Ranchi, Nov 3 (PTI) The Jharkhand government has given its approval for production of 20 films in the picturesque state which was blessed with an abundance of natural beauty.
The approval was given on the recommendation of members of the technical committee of the Jharkhand Film Development Corporation (JFDC), an official release said yesterday.
Of the 20 films approved for production in the state, it includes four Santhali films, three films each in Nagpuri, Bhojpuri and Bengali, Khorta one and six Hindi films, it said.
Majority of the shooting of these films would take place at various locations in the state.
'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 the JFDCin 2016, the release said.
At present, six films produced in the state were on the floor. Santali Film 'Rofa' was ready for release.
The JFDC would be granting a sum of Rs one to two crores to films produced in Jharkhand.
On the directive of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, a Jharkhand Film Policy was framed by the Information and Public Relation Department under the guidance of his Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar in 2015.
The objective was to develop Jharkhand as a favorable film making destination as well as to attract maximum tourists through publicity of its natural beauty, tourists spots, culture, folk dances etc, Apart from providing a proper platform for artistes and film producers, the aim was to attract investment through film industry and generate employment opportunities, the release added. PTI BS DIP KJ .
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