Ranchi– The Tata Trust has agreed to open a cancer research centre-cum-hospital in Jharkhand capital Ranchi, official sources said on Thursday.

“Health Department Additional Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi has been made the nodal officer on state government’s behalf after a Trust delegation met him on Thursday,” an official statement said.

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata’s consent for the project comes after he and Chief Minister Raghubar Das discussed it during a Global Investors’ Summit here in February.

After Das wrote to Ratan Tata, the Tata Trust sent a consent letter to the government on March 10.