24 Facts About Chhattisgarh


Chhattisgarh is a landlocked state in Central India.

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The Bastar region of Chhattisgarh was invaded by Rajendra Chola I and Kulothunga Chola I of the Chola dynasty in the 11th century.

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Some areas constituting the Chhattisgarh state were princely states under the British rule, but were later on merged into Madhya Pradesh.

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Demand for Chhattisgarh to be a separate state first rose in the 1920s, with similar demands appearing at regular intervals; however, a well-organised movement was never initiated.

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Chhattisgarh has four-lane or two-lane roads that provide connectivity to major cities.

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Also, very few cash crops are grown in Chhattisgarh, so there is a need to diversify the agriculture produce towards oilseeds and other cash crops.

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Chhattisgarh has a limited irrigation system, with dams and canals on some rivers.

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Chhattisgarh is one of the few states of India where the power sector is effectively developed.

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Aluminium industry of Chhattisgarh was established by Bharat Aluminium Company Limited, which has a capacity of around 5, 700, 000 tonnes each year.

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Gevra, Dipka, Kusmunda open cast coal mines in Korba, Chhattisgarh are largest in India and biggest men-made structure visible in satellite images of India.

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In recent years, Chhattisgarh is receiving exposure in information technology projects and consultancy.

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Mainline print media present in Chhattisgarh are Hari Bhoomi, Dainik Bhaskar, Patrika, Navabharat, and Nai Duniya.

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Bastar and Dantewada in south Chhattisgarh are the most illiterate districts and the dropout ratio is the highest among all the districts.

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The prevalence of female malnutrition in Chhattisgarh is higher than the national average—half of the ST females are malnourished.

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In terms of access to improved drinking water sources, at the aggregate level, Chhattisgarh fared better than the national average and the SCs of the state performed better than the corresponding national average.

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The Urban areas of Chhattisgarh attained the title of open defecation free on 2 October 2017 and the rural areas have achieved a 90.

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One sect particular to Chhattisgarh are the Satnamis, who follow Guru Ghasidas, a saint who promoted bhakti towards God and against the caste system.

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Chhattisgarh has many famous pilgrimage sites, such as the Bambleshwari Temple in Dongargarh and Danteshwari temple in the Dantewada, one of the Shakti Peethas.

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Chhattisgarh has a significant role in the life of the Lord Rama.

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Chhattisgarh is a storehouse of literature, performing arts and crafts—all of which derives its substance and sustenance from the day-to-day life experiences of its people.

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Chhattisgarh has a rich literary heritage with roots that lie deep in the sociological and historical movements of the region.

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Chhattisgarh is known for "Kosa silk" and "Dhokra or Bell metal art".

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State of Chhattisgarh is known as the rice bowl of India and has a rich tradition of food culture.

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Chhattisgarh, situated in the heart of India, is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity.

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