Indias 26th state, was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on 1st
Nov. 2000. The newly formed state shares borders with Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, U.P.,
Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. It is a predominantly tribal state, with about 35 big and small
tribes spread all over Chhattisgarh. Chhatisgarh is perhaps the most economically strong
region of the country, and is endowed with rich mineral and forest wealth. The majore
mineral resources of the State include coal, iron-ore, lime-stone and dolomite (used in
cement). There are also diamond mines, and it is estimated that Deobhog area in Raipur
district if successfully exploited can provide large revenue to the State.
Chhatisgarh has a potential of becoming an
important industrial centre. Most of the power generating units in M.P., have been
included in the new state, and also has major industries like steel plant at Bhilai and
Aluminium plant at Korba. Sarguja, Raigarh and Bilaspur are emerging fastly as important
industrial centres. There are also several cement factories and many ancillary units in
the state. The states immense forest cover, also provides a safe haven for wildlife, and
fine game reserves are located here. Chhatisgarh is also a major wheat producing region of
Places of Interest:
*BASTAR : Mrias and Murias,
Tribal culture, immense forest cover in and around the district.
*BHILAI : Industrial centre, one
of the biggest steel plant of India.
BHORAMDEO : Temples located on
the banks of river Sankari.
*JAGDALPUR : Palace, Tribal
temple. Near Jagdalpur Kotamsar (40) : Caves full of stalactite and columns.
KORBA : Industrial centre,
RAJIM : Vishnu temple on banks
of river Mahanadi.
*RAIPUR : State capital,
SHEROINARAYANPUR: Annual fair on
magh poornima, Temple, Scenic location.
SIRPUR : Important Buddhist
centre from 6th to 10th century B.C.
*Town with good accommodation