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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 bodies of 34 police officers and 15 members of the Chhatisgarh armed forces have been recovered, Das said.
Eastern Indian states consisted of Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, and West Bengal are considered economically backward states of India, however, rich in minerals and coal.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jammu, Kerala and Karnataka.
Seven states (Orissa, Meghalaya, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) account for almost 50 per cent (13.
Since Uttrakhand, Bihar, and Chhatisgarh are not part of either senior or junior domestic tournaments for men and women -- or both senior and junior competitions -- players of these states often migrate to other states to establish their cricket careers.
Based on the information provided by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, NCT of Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal have set up state minority commissions.
12 ( ANI ): Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday paid homage to the 15 security personnel who were martyred in a Maoist attack while they undertaking a mine clearing operation in Chhatisgarh.
He had lauded the Raman Singh government over development in Chhatisgarh.
States Tribal Population (In Lakhs) Madhya Pradesh, (50-122) between 50-122 lakhs Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujrat, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Andhra Prades.
For the purpose of uniformity over the years, the recently formed states have not been considered individually and thus Bihar and Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand as well as Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh have been combined.
In India, for example, 65 per cent of all malaria cases are reported from six States--Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and the States in the North-East.
The winning teams will participate in the Inter-DPS National Tennis Tournament to be held in Durg, Chhatisgarh state, next month", said tournament organising secretary and NMS co-ordinator (co-curricular activities) Divij Kotwal.