Chhattisgarh, a 21st century State, came into being
on November 1, 2000. Chhattisgarh is a state in Central
India. It borders Madhya Pradesh on the northwest, Maharashtra
on the west, Andhra Pradesh on the south, Orissa on
the east, Jharkhand on the northeast and Uttar Pradesh
on the north.Chhattisgarh is truly a land of opportunities.
With all major minerals including diamonds in abundance.There
are mega industries in steel, aluminium and cement.
The state also contributes substantially to India's
human resources. Several hundred students from the state
qualify for admissions in prestigious national academic
institutions every year.
The state has low power generation cost due to pit
head power generation. This is attracting many power-intensive
industries. Its central location helps easy power transmission
and evacuation to any part of country. There has been
no labour unrest in either Bhilai or Korba, the power
capital, for several decades. Twelve percent of India's
forests are in Chhattisgarh, and 44 percents of the
state's land is under forests. Identified as one of
the richest bio-diversity habitats, the Green State
of Chhattisgarh has the densest forests in India, rich
wildlife and above all over 200 non-timber forest products,
including medicinal, aromatic and dye plants, with tremendous
potential for value addition.