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  • 04 Aug 2021
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Chhattisgarh GK

Formation 1 November, 2000
Capital New Raipur
Population 2,55,40,196
Area 1,35,192 Sq. kms.
Total Districts 28
Ancient Name of the State Dakshin Kosal
Shape of State Sea Horse (hippocampus)
High Court Bilaspur (19th of Country)

State Symbol
Sentence:
Credible Chhattisgarh
State Animal:
Forest Buffalo
State Bird:
Hill Myna
State Tree:
Sal

Chhattisgarh : General Information

  • State Name – Chhattisgarh
  • Ancient name of the state - Dakshin Kosal
  • Establishment of the state - 1 November, 2000 (26th state of the country)
  • Mother State of the State - Madhya Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh became a division of Madhya Pradesh in -1862
  • State Capital - Nava Raipur (earlier Raipur)
  • State Shape- like seahorse
  • Act for State formation - Madhya Pradesh State Reorganization Act, 2000
  • Time of State Formation - 9th Five Year Plan (1997-2002)
  • Official language of the state - Chhattisgarhi (accepted on November 28, 2007)
  • State legislature - Unicameral (assembly)
  • Rajya Sabha seat in the state - 5
  • Lok Sabha seats in the state - 11
  • Assembly seats in the state - 90
  • State High Court – Bilaspur (19th High Court of the country)
  • Railway Zone in the State - South-East Central Railway (Bilaspur) (16th Railway Zone of the country)
  • Government Press in the State - Rajnandgaon (1989)
  • Braille Script Press in the State - Tifra (Bilaspur)
  • State Revenue Division Headquarters - Bilaspur
  • State Ethnic Museum - Jagdalpur
  • Total number of districts in the state - 28 (28th district declared in August 2019- Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi)
  • Number of districts at the time of state formation - 16
  • Districts created in 2007 after state formation (Narayanpur, Bijapur)
  • Total number of districts in December 2011 - 18
  • Districts created in 2012 - 09
  • Largest district by area - Rajnandgaon
  • Smallest district by area - Durg
  • At the time of formation of the state, total division - 03 (Raipur, Bilaspur, Bastar)
  • At present total division is - 05 (Raipur, Bilaspur, Bastar, Surguja, Durg)
  • Total Tehsil in the State - 172
  • Largest Tehsil - Podi Upora (Korba)
  • No. of Blocks - 146
  • Number of Tribal Development Blocks - 85
  • No. of District Panchayats - 27
  • No. of Janpad Panchayats - 146
  • Number of Gram Panchayats - 11664
  • No. of Municipal Corporations - 14
  • No. of Municipalities - 44
  • No. of Nagar Panchayats - 111
  • Total Villages (Census 2011) - 20126
  • Total Inhabited Villages (Census 2011) - 19576
  • Total deserted villages (Census 2011) - 55
Symbol of the State

State Emblem
(Accepted September 4, 2001)

  • Safe among 36 forts, circular sign indicating indomitable desire for development - green color
  • Ashoka Pillar, the emblem of India in the middle - red color
  • Paddy Earrings - Golden Color
  • Energy symbol - blue color
  • Waves outlining the rivers - in the color of the Indian Flag

Geographical Location

  • Latitude – 17°46' N to 24°5'N.
  • Longitude – 80°15' E to 84°24'E.
  • The area of ​​the state is 1,35,192 sq. km. (4.14% of the total area of ​​the country and 30.47% of the total area of ​​Madhya Pradesh)
  • Districts of the state through which Tropic of Cancer passes - 03 (Korea, Surajpur, Balrampur)
  • Districts of the state through which the Indian Standard Time Line (IST) passes -07 (Surajpur, Korba Janjgir-Champa, Balodabazar, Mahasamund, Gariaband, Balod)
  • Meeting point of Tropic of Cancer and IST of the state - Surajpur (Korba in other sources)
  • Rank in the country by area - 10th
  • The width of the state from east to west is - 435 km.
  • The length of the state from north to south is - 700 to 800 km.
  • Number of states adjoining the state - 7
  • Number of districts adjoining other states - 18
  • Districts adjacent to most states - 02 (Balrampur and Sukma)
  • Districts touching the border of 2 states - 03 (Jashpur, Rajnandgaon, Bijapur)
  • The state touching the longest border of Chhattisgarh - Odisha
  • State touching the smallest border of Chhattisgarh - Andhra Pradesh
  • The largest geomorphic region of Chhattisgarh - the plain of Chhattisgarh
  • The smallest and highest geomorphic region of Chhattisgarh - Jashpur-Samaripat
  • Largest drainage system of Chhattisgarh - Mahanadi drainage system
  • Smallest drainage system of Chhattisgarh - Narmada drainage system
  • The largest soil group of Chhattisgarh - red-yellow soil
  • The smallest soil group of Chhattisgarh - laterite soil
  • Climate of Chhattisgarh - Tropical Monsoon
  • Cherrapunji of Chhattisgarh - Abujhmad
  • The coldest place in Chhattisgarh - Mainpat (Surguja)
  • Hottest place of Chhattisgarh - Champa
  • The largest rock group of Chhattisgarh - Archean
  • Smallest rock group of Chhattisgarh - Deccan trap
  • Highest peak of Chhattisgarh - Gaurlata (1225 m.)
  • The longest river of Chhattisgarh - Mahanadi (858 km)
  • The longest river flowing in Chhattisgarh - Shivnath (290 km.)
  • Shimla of Chhattisgarh - Mainpat
Geographical Boundary of State
S. No. Direction State Number and name of the touching districts
1. East Odisha 08 (Jashpur, Raigarh, Mahasamund, Gariaband, Dhamtari, Kondagaon, Bastar, Sukma)
2. North-west Madhya Pradesh 07 (Balrampur, Surajpur, Koriya, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, Mungeli, Kawardha, Rajnandgaon)
3. West Maharashtra 04 (Rajnandgaon, Kanker, Narayanpur, Bijapur)
4. South-west Telangana 02 (Bijapur, Sukma)
5. North-east Jharkhand 02 (Balrampur, Jashpur)
6. North Uttar Pradesh 01 (Balrampur)
7. South Andhra Pradesh 01 (Sukma)

Major Mountains and Peaks of Chhattisgarh
S.No. Hills/Peaks Latitude (in metres) Region
1. Gaurlata 1225 Samaripat (Balrampur)
2. Nandiraj 1210 Bailadila (Dantewada)
3. Badargadh 1176 Macal Range (Kawardha)
4. Mainpat 1152 Surguja
5. Palmagarh Peak 1080 Plateau of Pendra-Lormi (Korba)
6. Abujhmad Hills 1076 Narayana pur
7. Lafagarh Peak 1048 Plateau of Pendra-Lormi (Korba)
8. Jarang Pat 1045 Balrampur
9. Deogarh 1033 Korea
10. Dhari Dongar (Shishupal) 899 Mahasamund

Divisions and Districts

Divisions in Chhattisgarh
S. No. Divisions Establishment Year Headquarters Districts Important Facts
1. Raipur 1862 Raipur 05 Oldest division
2. Bilaspur 1956 Bilaspur 06 Largest division in terms of population
3. Bastar 1981 Jagdalpur 07 Largest division in terms of area and smallest division in terms of population
4. Sarguja 2008 Ambikapur 05 The first division formed after the formation of the state of Chhattisgarh
5. Durg 2013 Durg 05 The smallest division in terms of area
  • Districts in Raipur Division - Raipur, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Gariaband, Balodabazar-Bhatapara
  • Districts in Bilaspur Division - Bilaspur, Mungeli, Raigarh, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi
  • Districts in Bastar Division - Bastar, Kanker, Dantewada, Sukma, Narayanpur, Bijapur, Kondagaon
  • Districts in Surguja Division - Surguja, Koba, Balrampur, Surajpur, Jashpur
  • Districts in Durg Division - Durg, Rajnandgaon, Kabirdham, Bemetara, Balod

The Main Promoters of Chhattisgarh and Their Title

  • Cooperative man of Chhattisgarh - Ram Gopal Tiwari
  • Father of Co-operatives in Chhattisgarh - Tha. Pyarelal
  • Father of cooperatives in Durg district - Pt. Ratnakar Jha
  • Father of cooperatives in Raipur district - Wamanrao Lakhe
  • Father of Journalism in Chhattisgarh - Madhavrao Sapre
  • Founder of Satnam Panth in Chhattisgarh - Guru Ghasidas
  • Founder of Kabir Panth in Chhattisgarh - Chudamani Sahib
  • Mangal Pandey of Chhattisgarh - Hanuman Singh
  • Bhagat Singh of Chhattisgarh - Parasram Soni
  • Tatya Tope of Chhattisgarh - Gundadhur
  • Gandhi of Chhattisgarh - Pt. Sunderlal Sharma
  • Gandhi of Bastar - Manku Ram Sodhi
  • Valmiki of Chhattisgarh - Gopal Mishra
  • Panini of Chhattisgarh - Hiralal Kavyopadhyay
  • First Martyr of Chhattisgarh - Virnarayan Singh
  • The last martyr of the 1857 revolution - Surendra Sai
  • Legislator of Madhya Prant - Ghanshyam Singh Gupta (1937)
  • Madhya Pradesh Legislator - Mathura Prasad Dubey (1981)
  • The first preacher of Christianity - Father T. Lor (1868)
  • Father of Dance - Dau Dular Singh Mandraji
  • Father of Pandavani - Jhaduram Devangan
  • The savior of folk art - Dau Ramchandra Deshmukh
  • Priest of folk art - Mahasingh Chandrakar

Popular Places of Chhattisgarh

  • Kashi/Varanasi of Chhattisgarh - Kharaud
  • Kashmir of Chhattisgarh - Chaiturgarh (Korba)
  • Chittor of Chhattisgarh - Lafagarh (Korba)
  • Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh - Bhoramdev (Kabirdham)
  • Prayag of Chhattisgarh - Rajim (Gariaband)
  • Shimla of Chhattisgarh - Mainpat (Surguja)
  • Nagaloka of Chhattisgarh - Tapkara (Jashpur)
  • Cherrapunji of Chhattisgarh - Abujhmad (Narayanpur)
  • The oldest temple of Chhattisgarh - Devrani-Jethani Temple (5th-6th century) (Talagaon, Bilaspur)
  • Knowledge Capital of Chhattisgarh – Bhilai (Durg)
  • City of ponds of Chhattisgarh - Ratanpur (Bilaspur)
  • The city of temples in Chhattisgarh - Arang (Raipur)
  • City of tanks in Chhattisgarh - Ratanpur (Bilaspur)
  • City of intersections in Chhattisgarh - Jagdalpur (Dantewada)
  • Island of Sal forests in Chhattisgarh - Bastar
  • Tomato Capital of Chhattisgarh - Ludeng (Jashpur)
  • Sivakasi of Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur

First in Chhattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh's first Regional Dynasty - Rajarshitulya Kul Dynasty
  • First Kalchuri Ruler - Kalingaraj (Capital-Tamangan)
  • First Maratha Ruler - Bimbaji Bhosale (Capital-Ratanpur)
  • First Subedar - Mahipat Rao Dinkar (Capital - Ratanpur)
  • First District Magistrate - Krishna Rao Appa
  • First British Superintendent - Captain Edmund
  • First Deputy Commissioner - Charles C. Elliot
  • First woman ruler - Prapulla Kumari Devi
  • First Tribal Rebellion - Halba Rebellion (1774-1776)
  • First Chief Minister - Shri Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi
  • First Chief Justice - Shri W.A. Moon
  • First Acting Chief Justice - Shri R.S. Garg
  • First Election Commissioner - Shri Ajay Kumar Singh
  • First State Human Rights Commission Chairman - Shri K. M. Agarwal
  • First Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha - Shri Rajendra Prasad
  • First Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha - Shri Banwarilal Agrawal
  • First Home Minister - Shri Nandkumar Patel
  • First Education Minister - Shri Satyanarayan Sharma
  • First Lokayukta - Shri Justice Krishnamurari Agrawal
  • First Governor - Shri Dinesh Nandan Sahai
  • First Chief Information Commissioner - Shri A.K. Vijayvargiya
  • First Chief Secretary - Shri Arun Kumar
  • First State Women Commission Chairman - Smt. Hemwant Porte
  • First Director General of Police - Shri Mohan Shukla
  • First Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Public Service Commission - Shri Mohan Shukla
  • First Woman Minister (in undivided Madhya Pradesh) - Smt. Padmavati Devi
  • First Woman Minister (in Chhattisgarh State) - Smt. Geeta Devi Singh
  • First woman MP - Minimata (from Raipur parliamentary constituency)
  • Most times MP from Chhattisgarh - Late. Vidyacharan Shukla (9 times)
  • First Chairman of Chhattisgarh State Co-Service Commission - Pawan Diwan
  • The first chairman of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission - S. K Mishra
  • The first person of Chhattisgarh, who became the Chief Minister of any state - Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla (Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh)
  • The first person of Chhattisgarh, who became the governor of a state - E. Raghavendra Rao (Governor of Madhya Pradesh)
  • The first person from Chhattisgarh, who became the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly - Mathura Prasad Dubey
  • First person to be awarded Padma Shri - Mukutdhar Pandey (1976)
  • First woman to be awarded Padma Shri - Teejan Bai (1987)
  • First person to be awarded Padma Bhushan - Habib Tanveer (2002)
  • First woman to be awarded Padma Bhushan - Teejan Bai (2003)
  • First recipient of Minimata Samman - Smt. Binny Bai (2001)
  • First recipient of Dr. Khubchand Baghel Award - Shrikant Govardhan (2001)
  • First recipient of Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla Award - Carebhushan (2001)
  • First recipient of Pt. Sunderlal Sharma Award - Vinod Kumar Shukla (2001)
  • First recipient of Gundadhur Samman - Ashish Arora (2001)
  • First College - Chhattisgarh College, Raipur (1938)
  • First Sanskrit College - Raipur (1955)
  • First University - Indira University of Arts and Music, Khairagarh (Rajnandgaon) (1956)
  • First General Education University - Pt. RaviShankar Shukla University, Raipur (1964)
  • First Private University - Maharishi University, Bilaspur (2002)
  • First Medical College - Pt. Nehru Medical College, Raipur (1963)
  • Chhattisgarh's oldest I.T.I. - Koni (Bilaspur 1904)
  • State's first law university - Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • State's first private medical college - Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg
  • State's first sports university - Rajnandgaon (proposed)
  • State's first government medical college - Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur (1963)

Transportation and Communication

  • Total length of state roads - 32932 km (In the case of March 2019)
  • The total length of state roads is - 32932 km. (as of March 2019)
  • Length of National Highway - 3526 km.
  • Length of state highway - 4176 km.
  • Length of main district road - 11501 km.
  • Length of rural road and other district roads - 13729 km.
  • The longest National Highway in the state - NH30 (638.80 km)
  • The shortest National Highway in the state - NH163 (A) (12 km)
  • PWD Paved Roads - 30508.13 Km.
  • PWD unpaved Roads - 2323.40 Km.
  • Largest State Highway - SH5
  • Shortest State Highway - SH14
  • The length of the roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is - 31758.73 km. (as of March 31, 2019)
  • Total number of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana - 6791 Km
  • Total number of bridges under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana - 196 Km
  • First rail operation in Chhattisgarh - November 27, 1888 (Bengal-Nagpur)
  • Establishment of Bilaspur Railway Division - 1900 (under Calcutta Railway)
  • Declaration of South-East-Central Railway (SCR) zone - 20 September, 1998 (by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee)
  • Inauguration of South-East-Central Railway - 7th April, 2003
  • The total length of the railway line in the state is - 1196 km.
  • Headquarter of South-East-Central Railway - Bilaspur
  • Chhattisgarh's only airport - Swami Vivekananda Airport (Mana, Raipur)
  • Total number of airstrips in Chhattisgarh - 08
  • The only river for water transport in Chhattisgarh - Sabari river
  • AIR Kendra started in Chhattisgarh - October 2, 1963, Raipur
  • Presently the total AIR Kendras present in the state - 06
  • Doordarshan started in the state - 1977, Raipur
  • Establishment of postal circle in the state - 12 November, 2001
  • No. of Post Offices (including Sub & Additional) in the State - 3896 (as on 31st March, 2019)
  • Number of Post Boxes in the State - 15364
  • First newspaper - Chhattisgarh Mitra (1900)
  • First Chhattisgarhi Film - Kahi Debe Sandesh
  • First daily newspaper - Mahakaushal (1951)

Literacy and Education

Literate (Census-2011)

  • Total Literate Population - 15380000 (1.5 Crore)
  • Male Literate Population - 8808000 (33 Lakh)
  • Female Literate Population - 6572000 (65 Lakh)
  • Rural Literate Population - 11009000 (1.10 crore)
  • Urban Literate Population - 4371000 (43 Lakh)

Higher Education Institution

  • Number of government colleges in the state - 253
  • Number of non-government colleges in the state - 257
  • State's only Sanskrit college - Govt. D.C.V. Sanskrit College, Raipur
  • Total medical colleges in the state - 10 (7 government, 03 private)
  • State's only Central Medical College - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur
  • Number of University in the State - 24
  • No. of Central University in the State - 01
  • Number of Government University in the State - 09
  • Number of Private University in the State - 14
  • State's first and only university - Indira Arts and Music University, Khairagarh (Rajnandgaon) (1956)
  • State's first private university - Maharishi University, Bhilai (Durg)
  • The only central university in the state - Guru Ghasidas Central University, Koni (Bilaspur)
  • State's only and country's 11th open university - Pandit Sundarlal Sharma University, Birkona (Bilaspur)
  • State's only journalism university - Kushabhau Thackeray University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kathadid (Raipur)
  • State's only technical university - Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai (Durg)
  • State's only agricultural university - Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur
  • State's only law university - Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • State's only veterinary university - Kamdhenu University, Anjora (Durg)
  • State's only medical university - Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Ayush and Health University, Raipur

Population (As per Census 2011)

  • Total population of the state - 2,55,45,198
  • State's Population of Country's Total Population - 2.11%
  • Most Populated District - Raipur (4063872)
  • District with highest female population - Narayanpur (139820)
  • District with highest female population - Raipur (2015686)
  • District with lowest female population - Narayanpur (69716)
  • District with highest male population - Raipur
  • District with lowest male population - Narayanpur
  • Rural Population - 19607961
  • District with highest rural population - Raipur (2580583)
  • District with least rural population - Narayanpur (117714)
  • Urban Population - 5937237
  • District with highest urban population - Raipur (1483289)
  • District with least urban population - Narayanpur (22106)
  • Sex Ratio - 991:1000
  • District with highest sex ratio - Kondagaon (1033:1000)
  • District with lowest sex ratio - Raipur (963:1000)
  • Population Growth Rate - 22.61%
  • District with highest population growth rate - Kabirdham (41.71%)
  • District with lowest population growth rate - Bijapur (8.78%)
  • Birth rate - 24.90%
  • Rural birth rate - 26.30%
  • Urban birth rate - 18.30%
  • Mortality - 7.90%
  • Rural Mortality - 8.30%
  • Urban mortality - 6.10%
  • Population Density - 189 persons per sq.km.
  • District with highest population density - Janjgir-Champa (420 persons per sq. km.)
  • District with lowest population density - Bijapur and Narayanpur
  • Total literate population of the state - 15379922
  • District with highest literate population - Raipur
  • District with least literate population - Narayanpur
  • District with highest literacy % - Durg (79.06%)
  • District with lowest literacy % - Bijapur (40.86%)
  • District with highest female literacy - Raipur
  • District with lowest female literacy - Narayanpur
  • District with highest female literacy % - Durg (70.23%)
  • District with lowest female literacy % - Bijapur (31.11%)
  • District with highest male literacy - Raipur
  • Lowest male literacy district - Narayanpur
  • District with highest male literacy % - Durg (87.82%)
  • District with lowest male literacy % - Bijapur (50.46%)

Forests, Wildlife & Sanctuaries

Forest

  • The forest area in the state is - 59772 sq. km. (As per Chhattisgarh Forest Ministry), 55547 sq. km. (As per ISFR-2017)
  • Forests in the total geographical area of ​​the state - 44.21%
  • Rank of the state in terms of forest cover in the country - third (1st - Madhya Pradesh, second - Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Reserved forest in the state - 25782.17 sq.km. (43.13%)
  • The protected forest in the state is - 24036.1 sq.km. (40.22%)
  • Unclassified forest in the state - 9954.13 sq.km. (16.65%)
  • Sal forest in the state - 24244.88 sq. km. (40.56%)
  • Saugan forest in the state - 5533.13 sq. km. (9.42%)
  • The mixed forest in the state is - 26018.38 sq. km. (43.52%)
  • Work in the State Commissionable Forest- 3876.01 Sq.km. (6.5%)
  • The district with the maximum forests by area - Narayanpur
  • The district with the least forest by area - Durg
  • Most forested district on the basis of % - Bastar/Narayanpur
  • The district with the least number of forests on the basis of % - Durg
  • District with maximum reserve forest area - Dantewada
  • District with least reserve forest area - Korba
  • District with maximum protected forest area - Surguja
  • The district with the least forest area - Janjgir, Champa
  • Establishment of Chhattisgarh State Forest Development Corporation - May 2001 (Raipur)
  • Forester Training Institute in the State - Jagdalpur
  • Forest Guard Training Institute in the State - 03 (Mahasamund, Sakti, Jagdalpur)
  • Forest Schools in the State - 03 (Ambikapur, Kawardha, Bhanupratappur)

Wildlife and Sanctuary

  • Number of National Parks in the State - 03
  • State's first national park - Indravati National Park
  • The largest national park in the state - Guru Ghasidas National Park (1441 sq. km.)
  • The state's smallest national park - Kanger Ghati National Park (200 sq. km.)
  • State's only Project Tiger declared National Park - Indravati National Park
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries - 11
  • State's largest wildlife sanctuary – Tamorpingala (608 sq.km.)
  • The state's smallest wildlife sanctuary - Badalkhol (105 sq. km.)
  • State's oldest wildlife sanctuary - Sitanadi (1974)
  • State's Newest Wildlife Sanctuary - Bhoramdev (2001)
  • Most tiger reserve in the state - Achanakmar (Mungeli)
  • Most leopard sanctuary in the state - Sitanadi (Dhamtari)
  • Number of Tiger Reserves in the State - 03 (Indravati Tiger Reserve, Sitanadi-Udanti Tiger Reserve, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve)
  • State's Fourth Tiger Reserve - Guru Ghasidas-Tamor Pingla (Proposed)
  • State's only Biosphere Reserve - Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve (2005)

Minerals

  • Estimated number of minerals in the state - 28
  • Establishment of State Mineral Development Corporation - 7 June 2001
  • The position of the state in terms of mineral production - Fifth
  • Location of the state from the point of view of mineral storage - third (first - Odisha, second - Jharkhand)
  • Contribution of minerals in the revenue income of the state - 27%
  • State's contribution to the main mineral revenue generation of the country - 9.3%
  • Mineral with highest royalty rate in the state - Iron Ore
  • Iron ore production unit in the state - NMDC.
  • Coal producing unit in the state - SECL.
  • Major coalfields in the state - Hasdeo Rampura field, Mand valley coalfield
  • India's largest mechanized mine - Bailadila
  • For the production of aluminum in the state - BALCO (the first public sector company established BALCO

Industry

  • Establishment of Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited (CSIDC) - 7 April, 2001
  • State's first industrial center – Urla (Raipur) 1990
  • The largest industrial center of the state - Siltara (Raipur)
  • Highest employing industrial area in the state - Urla (Raipur)
  • State's most invested industrial center - Urla (Raipur)
  • Industrially most developed district - Durg
  • State's first special economic zone - Raipur
  • State's latest special economic zone - Rajnandgaon
  • State's First Central Thermal Plant - NTPC
  • State's only catechu plant - Sarguja Wood Products
  • The state's largest steel plant – Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP)
  • State's largest aluminum company – BALCO (Korba)
  • State's first industry - Cotton Industry (Bengal Nagpur Cotton Mill)
  • State's only Jute Industry Mill - Mohan Jute Mill
  • State's first cement plant - Associate Cement Company
  • Most of the cement factories/cement hub in the state - Balodabazar
  • State's first sugar factory - Bhoramdeo Sugar Factory Ramhepur (Kawardha) (March 2003)

Industrial Park

  • Aluminum Park - Dondro (Korba)
  • Apparel Park - Bhanpuri (Raipur)
  • Agro Park - Bastar
  • Biotech Park - Ambikapur (Surguja)
  • Deer Park - Kotmasar Nagaltar (Bastar)
  • Food Park - Borai (Durg), Tedesara (Rajnandgaon)
  • Naveen Food Park (200) in - 146 Blocks
  • Herbal Park - Bagoud (Dhamtari)
  • Electronic Manufacturing Park - Naya Raipur
  • Engineering Park - Hathkhoj, Bhilai (Durg)
  • IT Park - Naya Raipur
  • Gems & Jewellery Park - Naya Raipur (Under Establishment)
  • Kisan Shopping Mall - Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund
  • Logistics Park - Raipur
  • Biotechnology Park - Mungi (Raipur)
  • Metal Park - Rawabhata (Raipur)
  • Plastic Park - Tilda (Raipur), Khairjhiti (Rajnandgaon)
  • Science Park - Tuta (Raipur), Sukma
  • Snake Park - Tapkara (Jashpur)
  • Software Technology Park - Bhilai (Durg)
  • Traffic Park - Lagra (Bilaspur)
  • Apparel Training & Design Center - Bilaspur, Raipur, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon, Sukma

Names of Various Buildings of Chhattisgarh Government

  • Mahanadi Bhawan - Ministry and Secretariat Building
  • Indravati Bhawan - Directorate Building
  • Minimata Bhawan - Assembly building
  • Karuna - Chief Minister's residence
  • Sangwari - MLA's rest house
  • Pahuna - State Government's rest house
  • Sanjeevani - State Hospital
  • Samvedana - Assembly Speaker's residence
  • Sonakhan - State Mineral Building
  • Mitanin - District Panchayat Bhawan
  • The share of agricultural work in the total land of the state - 51%
  • Average agricultural holding size in the state - 1.36 hectares
  • Asia's largest tamarind market - Jagdalpur (Bastar)
  • Rice Research Center - Labhandi (Raipur)
  • Tomato Research Center - Mainpat (Surguja)
  • District with maximum cultivable land - Rajnandgaon
  • The district with the least cultivable land - Narayanpur
  • State's oldest animal market - Ratanpur (Bilaspur)
  • State's largest animal market - Bhaisathan (Raipur)
  • State's position in fish production in the country - 5th
  • State's first multi-purpose project - Hasdeo Bango / Minimata Project
  • State's biggest irrigation project - Mahanadi Project
  • The longest dam of the state - Gangrel / Ravi Shankar Dam
  • Most irrigated district - Janjgir, Champa
  • Minimum Irrigated District - Narayanpur
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