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Shares border with 7 states, providing access to 40% of India’s population

Located in Central India, Chhattisgarh shares its border with seven states and has market access to about 510 mn people with 38% of India’s GDP. The new capital of the state, Naya Raipur, is India's first greenfield smart city with $ 1.5 billion invested and $ 2 billion in pipeline.

Chhattisgarh ranked #11 in National Logistics Index 2021.

Many business opportunities are emerging Chhattisgarh as the state is very well connected through rail, road, and air and can become India’s logistics hub soon. It is the highest contributor to railway freight and contributes 1/6th of total national freight revenue. The state is developing industrial parks in each of its 27 districts. Core sectors in the state include aluminium, iron and steel, tin, coal, dolomite, diamond, cement, and limestone. The state accounts for approximately 25% of the total iron & steel produced in India. Many industries in Chhattisgarh are flourishing as the state's industrial infrastructure has been strengthened by creating state-of-the-art facilities. Presently, there are 42 industrial parks in the state. The state also has an installed power capacity of over 24,000 MW.

Known as the ‘Rice Bowl of India’, rice is the major crop of the Chhattisgarh covering 66% of the total cropped area. The state is also a major producer of maize, cereals, pulses and horticulture produce such as turmeric, ginger, guava, tomato, pea and cabbage. With 44% of its geographical area under forest cover, Chhattisgarh is one of the greenest states in India. 22 varied forest sub-types are present in the State with home to more than 200 varieties of medicinal plants. The state also contributes about 43% of the total lac produced in the country.

Coal

Leading producer of coal and dolomite in India

Iron Ore

2nd largest producer of iron ore in India

Herbs

Contributes 25% of Iron & Steel, 16% of Cement, and 15% of Aluminium production in India

Metals and Minerals

Metals and Minerals

Chhattisgarh is rich in mineral resources such as iron, steel, aluminium and tin.

The state contributes 30% to India’s steel/ sponge iron, 30% to India’s aluminium and 11% to India’s dolomite production. Competitive industrial power tariff supports the presence of up-stream and down-stream industries in the state.

Electronic System Design and Manufacturing

Chhattisgarh has an operational Software Technology Park of India (STPI) in 1.7 mn ha area, with units in software development, medical transcription, KPO, financial control and accounting.

The state is India's second-largest deployer of fixed WiMAX in the country. The state government is establishing a greenfield Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Naya Raipur to promote investments in ESDM sector in Chhattisgarh. The state is also establishing an Engineering Park in Bhillai on 121 ha of land to promote engineering industries.

Power

Power

Chhattisgarh is a power hub of India, which places the state in a highly competitive position with respect to industrial growth

Chhattisgarh experiences zero power cut and has been a power surplus State since 2008. Power generation in the state is 3.5 times of the consumption. Chhattisgarh has a total installed capacity of 24,000 MW and is expected to increase the capacity planned to 35,000 MW by 2020. There is an investment pipeline of $ 22 billion in Generation and Transmission and Distribution.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Chhattisgarh poses ‘state of the art’ infrastructure. The state has best in class industrial infrastructure with plug and play facilities.

Industrial parks are being developed in each of 27 districts in Chhattisgarh. The rail network is expected to be doubled in the next 6 years with 546 km to be added in the next 3 years. 4 Rail Projects are under progress through JV route, costing $ 1.24 billion. The state has also planned an additional road network of 9,000 kms with an investment of $ 5.5 billion. For air connectivity, 3 new airports are getting developed in the state and there is an upcoming international cargo complex in Raipur.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
991

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 64% of Chhattisgarh's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Chhattisgarh, the 17th largest state in India, is home to more than 2% of the country's total population. The state's population of 25.5 mn is equivalent to the population of Madagascar.

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