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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 Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh presented a copy of "Chhattisgarh 2013" which depicts the potential of the State for international trade and business to the High Commissioner during their bilateral meeting in Naya Raipur and indicated the desire to develop greater linkages between Sri Lanka and the State of Chhattisgarh and to promote people to people contact for tourism and business.
Police in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday were engaged in a fierce gunbattle with Maoist rebels, according to the police.
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.
At least 21 Indian police officers have been killed in an ambush in the country's eastern state of Chhattisgarh, officials have said.
The order covers the delivery, erection and commissioning of transformers and shunt reactors for the new Sipat 2 power plant in the state of Chhattisgarh in India.
Chief Minister of the new Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Mr Ajit Jogi will arrive in the US on June 13, 2002 for a week-long visit.
In another development, Indian authorities said that four policemen were killed and seven others were injured during an encounter with Maoists rebels in the Narayanpur district of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Both attacks took place in the central state of Chhattisgarh that has been wracked by the left-wing insurgency.
The way our soldiers have lost their lives, we will definitely take revenge for this," Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters on a visit to the central state of Chhattisgarh, a day after the attack which left 16 dead.
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.