Also Known as:
“Rice bowl of central India”
No. Of Districts:
135,194 sq. km.
Date of Establishment:
1st November 2000
189 per sq km.
41.33% of the total state area
The main crops are rice, maize, kodo-kutki and other small millets and pulses oil seeds, such as groundnuts (peanuts), soybeans and sunflowers, are also grown. Horticulture and animal husbandry also engage a major share of the total population of the state.
Bhilai Steel Plant, Jindal Steel and Power, Bharat Aluminium Company, Baldev Alloys Pvt Ltd, Indian Oil Corporation
Simplex Casting Ltd, CHPL-Dream-Homes (Chouhan Housing Pvt Ltd.), NMDC, South Eastern Coalfields, NTPC, Lanco Infratech, KSK Energy Ventures, Vandana Vidyut, Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company and Jindal Power Limited.
Borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Maharashtrain the southwest Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south, Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the northeast and Uttar Pradesh in the north.
Art & Culture:
- Dances: Panthi, Rawat Nacha Pandwani, Chaitra, Kaksar, Saila and Soowa are the several indigenous dance styles of Chhattisgarh.
- Festivals: Bastar Dussere, Bhoramdeo Festival, Madai Festival. Hariyali, Kora, Navakhani are the major festival
Wild buffalo (Bubalis arnee)
Bastar Hill myna (Gracula religiosa)