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Our State - Chhattisgarh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 CHHATTISGARH STATE - At a Glance

Formed 

: November 1, 2000.

State Capital

: Raipur

Area

: 1,35,361 square kilometres ( 9th largest state in India).

Location

: Central India, surrounded by six states Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Orissa - Strategic Location.

Forest area

: 44 percent. There are 3 national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries in the state - Rich in Bio-diversity.

Population

: 20,795,956 (2001 Census).

Number of districts

: 27

Population density

: 154 persons per square Kilometres. (India average: 350).

Literacy Rate

: 65.18%, ( India: 65.38%) - High female literacy.

Climate

: Tropical, with hot summers and cool winters.

Annual Rainfall

: 1,800 millimeters

Rivers

: Mahanadi is the main river, with Shivnath, Hasdeo, Kelo, Arpa as tributaries. Indrawati is another major river.

Road Length

: 34,930 kilometres.

Rail Length

: 1,108 Kilometres.

Airport

: Raipur, ( Night landing facilities).

Airstrips

: Bhilai, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Jadgalpur, Ambikapur, Jashpurnagar and Sarangarh.

Languages

: Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Local dialects and English.

Time Zone 

: GMT + 5.30 hrs

National highways 

: 11 national highways (2,225 kms.). Good internal road network in the state, rapid improvement.

High court

: Bilaspur

Labour Court and Industrial Disputes Trubunal

: Raipur.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  (a)

Chhattisgarh has an excellent road network. All district headquarters, tehsils and development blocks are also connected with good all weather roads. Existing road network is being strengthened. Chhattisgarh has borders with six states. To facilitate smooth ride for inter-state and internal traffic, about 3,106 kms. road length has been specially taken up for upgradation.

  (b)  

Railways have an important role in industrial development of Chhattisgarh as they help to transport large quantities of coal, iron ore and other minerals within and outside the state.Recognising the potential for mining and metal industry related traffic in the state, the Indian railways established a new Railway Zone named `South-East Central Railway' with its headquarters at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.The ongoing new projects will improve Chhattisgarh's integration with the national railway system and enhance the competitiveness of industries located in Chhattisgarh.Chhattisgarh is connected to national capital New Delhi by super fast Rajdhani Express. The state has the highest freight loading in the country and one -sixth of Indian Railway's revenue comes from Chhattisgarh. The length of rail network in the state is 1,108 kms, while a third track has been commissioned between Raipur and Raigarh. Raipur lies on the main route between Mumbai and Kolkata and daily direct trains connecting Delhi, Kolkota, Chennai and Mumbai are available. Direct trains to many cities e.g. Ahmedabad, Allahabad,Varanasi, Bangalore, Cochin, Pune and Hyderabad are also available.

  (c)

Raipur is linked by regular flights with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhubneshwar, Nagpur, Indore, Ahmedabad. The state currently has one airport at Raipur with night landing facility and airstrips at Bhilai, Bilaspur,Korba, Raigarh, Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Jashpur Nagar and Sarangarh. Development of air network within the state is on the cards.

 

INDUSTRIAL GROWTH CENTERS IN THE STATE

   

INDUSTRIAL AREAS

 

1.  Nayanpur (Surguja) 22.    Udyog Bhawan (Raipur)
2. Rani Durgawati (Pendraroad) 23.   Metal Park (Rawabhata)
3. Sirgitti (Bilaspur) 24.   Apparel Park (Raipur)
4. Sirgitti Sec-D (Bilaspur) 25.   Gems & Jewellery SEZ (Raipur)
5. Dagori (Bilaspur) 26.   Herbal & Medicinal Park (Raipur)
6. Harinchhapara (Kawardha) 27.   Beltukri,Rajim (Raipur)
7. Tilda (Raipur) 28.   Aluminium Park (Korba) Housing
8. Siltara (Raipur) 29.   Tifra (Bilaspur)
9. Urla (Raipur) 30.   Bijetala (Rajnandgaon)
10. Engineering Park (Bhilai) 31.   Silpahari (Bilaspur)
11. Borai (Durg) 32.   Housing Complex (Bilaspur)
12. Area sown more than once 33.   Resi. & Comm. Complex (Bhilai)
13. Food Processing Park (Indawani) 34.   Commercial Complex (Bilaspur)
14. Heavy&Light I/A, Bhilai 35.   Commercial Complex Sirgitti (Bilaspur)
15. Area sown more than once 36.   Commercial Complex Dagania (Raipur)
16. Mahroom-Khurd (Rajnanadgaon) 37.   Shopping Complex Siltara (Raipur)
17. Teknar (Dantewara) 38.   Shopping Complex for Women (Bilaspur)
18. Kapan (Janjgir-Champa) 39.   Testing Lab (Bhilai)
19. Lara (Raigarh) 40.   Chhattisgarh Trade Centre (Raipur)
20. Birkoni (Mahasamund) 41.   ATDC - Raipur / Bilaspur
21. Bhanpuri-Rawabhata (Raipur) 42.   Urla (Raipur), Sirgitti (Bilaspur),
  Bhanpuri-Rawabhata (Raipur), IA Bhiali