Chhattisgarh- The State of 36 Forts

Chhattisgarh is located in the central part of the country and literally donates ‘36 Forts’. It is ranked the 10th largest state in the country with the overall population of 25.5 million people. With tremendous growth in all the areas, the state has become the largest fastest developing region of the country. The state was earlier the part of Madhya Pradesh and was separated on 1 November 2000.

A number of Chhattisgarhi speaking districts of the south-eastern region were separated from Madhya Pradesh to form an independent state, now known as Chhattisgarh. Raipur is the capital city of the state and it is presently incorporated with 27 districts.

Specialties of Chhattisgarh: -

Points of interest: - Chitrakoot Falls, Kawardha Palace, Achanakmar wildlife sanctuary, Kailash And Kutumsar Caves, Maitri Bagh, Bastar Palace, Kanker Palace, Gadiya Mountain, Rajpuri Waterfall, Bhoramdeo Temple and so on...

Water Fall Chhattisgarh

Culture

Kabirpanth, Satnami Panth and Ramnami Samaj are some of the religious sects hosted by the state. Champaran is the birth place of Saint Vallabhacharya, who was a devotional philosopher. With this, the district has become of religious significance and a pilgrimage point for Gujarati community.

Chhattisgarh is also significantly popular for the belief that the Lord Rama with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman has started Vanvas in Bastar region of the state. Apart from religious significance, the state is a library for Literature, craft and performing arts. The literature has originated its sustenance from the day to day experiences of the local people. The social and historical movements that took in the region contributed a lot to the literature.

Geography

Nearly 44% of Chhattisgarh’s land is covered with deciduous forests. The Northern as well as the Southern region of the state are mountainous and hilly while the central region is quite fertile. With tropical climatic conditions, the state remains hot and humid with long summers when the temperature reached 45˚C. Monsoon hits the state in the month of June till November and afterwards winters knock it till January.

Winter season is probably the best time to visit the state as it offers a pleasant weather with less humidity. The neighboring states of Chhattisgarh are Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in southwest region, Telangana in the south, Jharkhand in the northeast and Odisha in the eastern part.

Economy

The economy of the state is growing tremendously from the past couple of years with a significant growth in agriculture and industrial sector. The state is ranked 17th largest tea producer of the overall country. Agriculture is the chief occupation of the state and contributes a lot to the state economy. Maize, millets, groundnuts, sunflower, soyabean and pulses are cultivated mainly in the state.

The power and electricity sector is effectively developing in the state. Major profits of the state come from this sector. Apart from this, the steel industry is considered as an important growth indicator with approximately 100 steel rolling mills and 90 sponge iron plants. With this tremendous growth, districts such as Bilaspur, Bhilai, Raipur and Raigarh have emerged as the steel hub of the state.

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