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The economy of this state benefits from its Bhilai Steel Plant, S.E.C.Railway Zone, BALCO Aluminium Plant, S.E.Coal Ltd.and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. To add to it all Chhattisgarh is a mineral rich state. The service sector boasts of Real estate, Consultancies and Insurance.

This state is also enriched with natural beauty and pleasant atmosphere. It is surrounded with dense forests, hilly mountains, streams, waterfalls, natural caves, parks etc. Bastar, also called Kashmir of Chattisgarh, attracts many foreign tourists. Mahanadi, one of the largest rivers in India originates from this state. It has some very good hotels to offer to tourists.

Chhattisgarh State Information

Date of formation1. Nov. 2000
GovernorShekhar Dutt (resigned)
Chief MinisterRaman Singh
Tourist attractionsBastar, Chitrakote Falls, Kailash and Kotamsar Caves, Mahamaya Temple.
FestivalsPola, Nawakhai, Dussehra, Deepavali, Holi, Govardhan Pooja
Major dance and music formsPanthi, Raut Nacha and Soowa dances; Sohar, Bihav and Pathoni songs
Arts and craftsIron crafting, lost wax method of metal casting, bhittichitras or murals.
LanguagesHindi, Oriya, Marathi, Chhattisgarhi, Gondi, Korku
Size135,191 sq km Census (2011)
Population (Census 2011)25,545,198 Census (2011)
RiversMahanadi, Indravati, Son, Pain, Hasdo, Sabari
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKankerghati NP, Indravati NP, Kanger Valley NP
State animalWild buffalo
State birdHill myna
State treeSal
Major cropsRice, wheat, niger
FactoidsThe ancient caves of Kotamsar, Kailash and Dandak in the Kanger forest have stunning limestone formations or stalagmites and stalactites.
Approximately 90 languages and dialects are spoken in this state.
No. of District 27

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Last Updated on : April 25, 2016