Three districts of Koriya, Jashpur and Surguja come under the Surguja division in the north. Most of the area is hilly and forested. Surguja district has bauxite deposits.
The central districts are the industrial hubs of the state. The districts of Durg, Kwardha, and Rajnandgaon come under Durg division. Raipur, Dhamtari, and Mahasamund come under Raipur Division. Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir Champa, and Raigarh come under Bilaspur Division. These districts are the most populated in the state.
Korba and Bilaspur towns have power plants and are electricity producing hubs of the state. Raipur, Korba, Raigarh and Bilaspur are big centers for steel industry in the country. Durg district is the home of the Bhilai Steel Plant.
The southern districts Kanker, Narayanpur, Bastar, Bijapur and Dantewada lie in the Deccan Plateau. These are part of the Bastar division of the state and have a large tribal population. Most of the land in these districts is forested.
Last Updated on : June 20, 2014