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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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As of now the fact remains that the state of Chhattisgarh is yet to initiate its serious preparation to meet the frightening challenge of HIV syndrome and its association with TB in Chhattisgarh, particularly the tribal areas," Pal says.
There couldn't be a fairer assessment than that to describe the inflammatory situation in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, which witnesses sporadic violence between Maoist rebels and the paramilitary and government organised anti-Naxalite groups.
Police in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday were engaged in a fierce gunbattle with Maoist rebels, according to the police.
The killing took place two days after the rebels killed 26 members of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in an attack in the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh.
His killing came days after the Maoists shot dead 26 membersof the paramilitary forces in an ambush in the eastern state of Chhattisgarh.
The attack in the mineral-rich state of Chhattisgarh was the worst since a strike by Maoists in the same region in April which killed at least 75 policemen.
NEW DELHI, May 18 -- At least 45 people were killed after Maoist rebels blew up a bus carrying police and civilians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
This acquisition follows the recent start-up of operations at Lafarge's first Greenfield readymix concrete plant in Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh and marks a decisive step in Lafarge's strategy to grow its presence in the Indian readymix market.
six villagers hostage in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh
The women, among more than 80 to undergo surgery, fell ill at a so-called family planning camp at a village in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.
NEW DELHI, March 12 (KUNA) -- India's Interior Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Wedensday said that the elite National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the killing of 16 soldiers by Maoist rebels in the Central Indian state of Chhattisgarh the previous day.