State Council Overview
The state of Chhattisgarh has emerged as a strong potential state for sustained economic growth with its rich natural mineral resources and human capital ever since its inception in 2000- 01. Situated in central India, covering 135191 Sq. Km, Chhattisgarh accounts of total 4.1% of total area of India. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Maharashtra in the southwest, Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari District) in the south, Telangana (which includes eastern parts of old Bhadrachalam constituency which was part of East Godavari District prior to 1956 and later added to Khammam district and most of which was retained by Telangana after Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation in 2014) in the south, Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the northeast and Uttar Pradesh in the north. Currently the state comprises 27 districts.
The state has been characterized by
- Low population density
- Policy Stability as well as political stability
- Rich mineral resource
- Rich bio-diversity habitats
- Green state with rich wildlife & tourism
The Land of Opportunities:
Chhattisgarh is ranked fifth in terms of value of major mineral production in India, with a 9.8 per cent share in 2014-15. The coal production of the state in 2014-15 was recorded at 115.19 million tonnes
Chhattisgarh is the only state in India that produced tin concentrates. The state accounts for 35.4 per cent of tin ore reserves of India. In 2013-14, tin production in the state was 34,851 kg
Chhattisgarh is a leading producer of minerals such as coal, iron ore and dolomite, accounting for about 22.57 per cent, 22.80 per cent and 37.48 per cent of India’s production, respectively. Iron ore from the Bailadila mines in the state is considered to be among the best in the world in terms of quality.
Korba district in Chhattisgarh is known as the power capital of India. In the 12th Five-Year Plan, the government plans to increase power generation capacity by 30,000 MW. As of 2014-15, about 19,055 villages were electrified in the state.
Naya Raipur is considered to be India’s fourth planned city, spread over 8,000 hectares with world-class amenities. The city has been selected as a demonstration city under the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and World Bank-assisted Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP).
The Government of Chhattisgarh has proposed to develop India's largest herbal and medicinal park in Dhamtari on around 250 acres of land. For conservation, development and sustainable management of medicinal plants, the central government has invested around US$ 1 million by 2014-15.
Agriculture is one of the fastest growing sectors for the state. Between 2004-05 and 201415, the contribution of agriculture in the state’s GSDP grew at a CAGR of 13.6%