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state (2001 provisional pop. 20,795,956), 52,200 sq mi (135,194 sq km), central India; created from SE Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh
, state (2001 provisional pop. 60,385,118), 119,010 sq mi (308,240 sq km), central India, between the Deccan and the Ganges plain. The capital is Bhopal. One of the largest states in India, Madhya Pradesh consists, from north to south, of upland zones separated by
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 in 2000. Most of Chhattisgarh lies in the valley of the Mahanadi and Sheonath rivers; its eastern section occupies the Deccan plateau, with hills in the west and the Maikal Mts. in the north. The capital is RaipurRaipur
, city (1991 pop. 462,694), capital of Chhattisgarh state, E central India, on the Kharun River. It is a district administrative center and an agricultural-processing and sawmilling town, situated on the Nagpur-Bilaspur Railway. It is the cite of Ravishankar Shukla Univ.
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; other cities include Bastar and BhilainagarBhilainagar
or Bhilai
, city (1991 pop. 398,799), Chhattisgarh state, central India. It is the site of a large state-owned steel industry, built with Soviet assistance in the 1950s. Other manufactures include cement, chemicals, and wood products.
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, which houses the state's largest steel plant. The population is more than two thirds rural and consists of various ethnic groups, almost 45% of whom are non-Hindu tribes. Agriculture employs some 80% of the workforce in the relatively undeveloped state, with rice by far the largest crop; others include various cereal grains and legumes. Covering almost a half of Chhattisgarh's area, dense forests yield timber and other wood products, although present development is not substantial. The state is rich in natural resources, with abundant deposits of gold, diamonds, coal, uranium, bauxite, corundum, dolomite, iron, copper, limestone, tin, and other minerals. Long a part of Madhya Pradesh state, but historically (traced back to the 4th cent. A.D.) and culturally distinct from it, the region had been a hotbed of separatist activity since the early 1920s. In recent years, Chhattisgarh has been the site of attacks and other activity by the Maoist Naxalite movement.
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The approval accorded was for construction of 51,940 new houses under the Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) component of PMAY (Urban), 15,033 in Uttar Pradesh, 10,572 in Chattisgarh, 2,049 houses in Haryana, 1,973 in Puducherry, A total 54,560 in Haryana, 4,552 in Uttar Pradesh and 17,457 in Chhattisgarh under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP) component.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India] February 23 ( ANI ) : Encounter is underway between CoBRA commando and naxals at 10 km north of Kistaram in Sukma district of Chattisgarh on Friday.
Rao, who faces a lot of pressure from his constituents due to erratic electricity supply, had gone to Chattisgarh on Sunday for consultations with his counterpart on improving the electricity supply in the newly-carved out state from Andhra Pradesh in south India.
Maoists have called for election boycott in Chattisgarh which is going to Parliamentary polls since April 10.
Both the parties are in direct contest in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh and ground reports and polls suggest BJP victories in at least three of the four heartland states.
Getting these men out of areas considered to be Maoist strongholds, termed de-induction, remains the final challenge for the Chattisgarh Police.
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The substation, having nine 400kV bays and seven 132 kV bays, will connect the newly-established 4 x 250 MW Nabinagar thermal power plant, being commissioned by BRBCL, to the railway network in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
However, when reminded that the BJP has lost in three states which went to polls recently, Shahnawaz said that "big two states Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, with more numbers of MPs, have been retained by his party.
The post is in the state of Chattisgarh, 930 miles south-east of New Delhi.