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Full nameChhattisgarh
Native nameछत्तीसगढ़
GovernorShekhar Dutt
Chief MinisterRaman Singh (BJP)
LegislatureUnicameral (90 seats)
Parliamentary constituency11 (year 2010)
High CourtChhattisgarh High Court
Total Area52184.9 sq mi (135194 km2)
Area rank10th
Total Population25540196 (17th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-CT
HDI(+) 0.516 (medium)
HDI rank23rd (2005)
Literacy64.7% (23rd)
Official languagesHindi, Chhattisgarhi

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Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, -hnstʃʰət̪ˈt̪iːsɡəɽʱpronChattisgarh is a state in Central India, formed when the 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking South-Eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained separate statehood on 1 November 2000.

Raipur is the biggest city and the capital of the state. Chhattisgarh is the 10th-largest state in India with an area of . By population it ranks as the seventeenth largest state of the nation. It is an important electrical power and steel producing state of India. Chhattisgarh produces 15 per cent of the steel made in the country.

Chhattisgarh borders the states of 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.

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Naveen takes wishlist to Delhi - Tweet this news With the increase in Maoist activities in -Chhattisgarh- bordering several Western Orissa districts and Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday demanded that four more districts should be included in - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 07:40:48 GMT+00:00
Selective democracy at work - Tweet this news I can cite many examples from the recent past, from the states of Jharkhand, Karnataka, Bihar, -Chhattisgarh- and Madhya Pradesh, all either ruled by BJP or a part of the government. Any brutal act by any government cannot be justif - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:11:42 GMT+00:00
Maoists kill five cops near Raipur - Hindustan Times Tweet this news
Hindustan Times--Maoists opened indiscriminate fire near the camp of -Chhattisgarh- Armed Force (CAF) killing five personnel and decamped with their weapons near the forested area of Jharaghati in Narayanpur district, south -Chhattisgarh- on Thursday morn - Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:00:42 GMT+00:00
'Chhattisgarh police claim of encounter with Maoists a hoax' - The Hindu Tweet this news
The Hindu--A 13-member fact-finding team that visited Chintalnar, Morapally, Timmapuram and Tadmetla villages of Dantewada district of -Chhattisgarh- has found that the police claim that they had an encounter with Maoists in the jungles of Dantewada durin - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:17:34 GMT+00:00
Dantewada not fully in our control: Raman Singh - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--RAIPUR: No one found guilty will be spared, chief minister Raman Singh says on the Dantewada arson incident in which policemen allegedly went on the rampage in three tribal hamlets of -Chhattisgarh-. But he is quick to add that the area is - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:20:18 GMT+00:00
By-polls to 5 seats on May 8 - The Hindu Tweet this news
The Hindu--The Election Commission on Wednesday released the schedule for by-elections to the Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh) and Bastar (Scheduled Tribe--Chhattisgarh-) Lok Sabha constituencies and the Pulivendula (Andhra Pradesh), Pipraich (Uttar Pradesh) and A - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:53:23 GMT+00:00
Rice procurement down by nearly 1% this crop year - Business Standard Tweet this news
Business Standard--Similarily, procurement has risen to 3.49 million tonnes in -Chhattisgarh- in the current marketing year so far from 3.02 million tonnes in the year-ago period. In contrast, procurement in Punjab -- which is the largest contributor to t - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:18:29 GMT+00:00
Court asks Food Commissioners to visit Chhattisgarh villages - The Hindu Tweet this news
The Hindu--The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed its two Commissioners NC Saxena and Harsh Mander and the Collector of Dantewada to visit the villages of Tadmetla, Morapalli and Timapuram in -Chhattisgarh-, where food scarcity and hunger deaths were repor - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:53:48 GMT+00:00
Goa Lifts Curbs on New Commercial Power Connections - Tweet this news Minister Aleixo Sequeira said during the budget session of the assembly that the state which was until recently facing electricity shortage has started getting 37 MW of power from -Chhattisgarh- and Maharashtra. "Additional - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:26:08 GMT+00:00
Sibal seeks PM, FM help for bank loans to telcos - Business Standard (blog) Tweet this news
Business Standard (blog)--The committee will take up all the four states that are going to the polls - Madhya Pradesh, -Chhattisgarh-, Delhi and Rajasthan. Top sources in the Congress said the party was not worried about Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, where th - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:40:14 GMT+00:00

Status of Women :
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
India 972 964 955 950 945 946 941 930 934 927 933 940
Chhattisgarh 1046 1039 1041 1043 1032 1024 1008 998 998 985 989 991

Absolute Literates and Literacy Rate : Natural Resources
Description 2001 Census 2011 Census
Total 1,11,73,149 1,55,98,314
Male 67,11,395 67,11,395
Female 44,61,754 66,36,193
% Total 64.66 71.04
% Male 77.38 81.45
% Female 51.85 60.59

States and territories of India

StatesAndhra Pradesh * Arunachal Pradesh * Assam * Bihar * Chhattisgarh * Goa * Gujarat * Haryana * Himachal Pradesh * Jammu and Kashmir * Jharkhand * Karnataka * Kerala * Madhya Pradesh * Maharashtra * Manipur * Meghalaya * Mizoram * Nagaland * Orissa * Punjab * Rajasthan * Sikkim * Tamil Nadu * Tripura * Uttar Pradesh * Uttarakhand * West Bengal
Union TerritoriesAndaman and Nicobar Islands * Chandigarh * Dadra and Nagar Haveli * National Capital Territory of Delhi * Daman and Diu * Lakshadweep * Puducherry
Disputed territoriesTerritory disputed with Pakistan * Territory disputed with China

Districts of Chhattisgarh

Bastar * Bilaspur * Dantewada * Dhamtari * Durg * Janjgir-Champa * Jashpur * Kabirdham * Kanker * Korba * Koriya * Mahasamund * Raigarh * Raipur * Rajnandgaon * Surguja * Bijapur |

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