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Chattisgarh - A steel and electricity store of India

Posted On 2015-06-28

Chattisgarh - A steel and electricity store of India

Introduction - Chhattisgarh was formed in 2000 when it was separated from Madhya Pradesh. The state is a storehouse of steel and electricity and accounts for the largest contributor of both these things in the country. It has become one of the fastest developing states with time.


Capital- after partition, Raipur was made the capital of Chhattisgarh. Raipur has its name in the top list when it comes to sites of archaeological importance and ancient heritage. The majority of people residing in the city belongs to the Hindu community.


Culture- a large part of the state consists of tribal people who speak Hindi and Chhattisgarhi. They are peace loving and live in harmony with the nature. They are hard working and creative at the same time. Industries located on the outskirts employ people, while the other lot expertise in traditional handicrafts.


Weather- Chhattisgarh experiences tropical climate. As it is close to the tropic of cancer, it remains hot and humid for most part of the year. During the summers, temperatures shoot up to 45 degrees. The state receives an appreciable amount of rain during the months between June and October. Winters are pleasant and cool with less humidity.


Lifestyle-the tribal people of Chhattisgarh have a distinct lifestyle that revolves around delicious cuisines, traditional dance forms and local music. They have their own way of living that is not influenced by any foreign factor.


Major festivals- the people in Chhattisgarh are full of life and they enjoy their festivals to the fullest. Grand Festival celebrations are held all over in Chhattisgarh. Some of the major festivals celebrated are Madai festival, Bastar Dussera, Champaran Mela, Fagun Wadai, Teeja festival, Ramaram fair, Pola festival, Dantewada festival, Sihawa fair, to name a few.


Major crops- Chhattisgarh's central part is located in the fertile plain of the mahanadi river. Rice cultivation is very common in this part of the state and it is offered referred to as the rice bowl of central India. The principal crop grown here is paddy. Other crops grown here include wheat, pulses, oilseeds and millets.


Costumes- the traditional costumes are not very much prevalent in the state. The tribal people have a significant costume. They wear white clothes with brightly colored borders. Different colors are used in the fabrics. In the urban areas, normal clothing trends are followed that have an influence of the western culture.


Tourist attractions- The major tourist attraction of Chhattisgarh is the chitrakote falls which are also known as the Niagara Falls of India. It is surrounded by forests and the mere sight of it attracts thousands of tourists. The state has more of natural attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, forests and mountains which are worth seeing.


Kinds of homes- Chhattisgarh is a fast developing state and is well connected with the rest of the country through a network of roads and railways. The people here prefer to live in well maintained houses.


Establishment Date-Chattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on 1st November,2000.


Famous Personalities-Agnivesh, a social activist, Anurag Basu, famous Bollywood Writer & Director and Rajesh Chauhan, former Indian Cricketer

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