Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is a mineral-rich state with abundant coal and iron ore resources whose coal production makes it energy surplus; but it is also one of India’s poorest states, with a poverty rate of 40 percent and low human development indicators. Long plagued by left-wing violence, with which it still struggles, Chhattisgarh’s government is trying to diversify the state’s economy by making it an attractive destination for non-extractive industries.

State Summary

  • Size
    52,198 sq. miles
  • Population
    25.5 million
  • State GDP
    $28.7 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    90
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    5
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    14
  • Party Affiliation
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Tribal members from Chhattisgarh perform during a peace march at the India Social Forum (ISF) in New Delhi. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of Chitrakot Falls in Jagdalpur. (Vinay Nihal, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Left: Tribal members from Chhattisgarh perform during a peace march at the India Social Forum (ISF) in New Delhi. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: A view of Chitrakot Falls in Jagdalpur. (Vinay Nihal, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Energy

Energy

India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

TANGEDCO to receive 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) begun receiving 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh as part of an energy swapping initiative.


Source: Times of India Go to

Chhattisgarh requests center for funds to execute the Saubhagya initiative in the state

The Chhattisgarh Government has sent over a proposal of $128.2 million to the central government to implement the Saubhagya initiative to power 838,000 households across the state.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to

Chhattisgarh commences operations at its second load dispatch center

Chhattisgarh began operations at its second Load Dispatch Center (LDC) of Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission Company Limited (CSPTCL) commenced operation at 400 KVA Sub Station of Khedamara. One LDC of the company is already functioning at its headquarters in Dangania Raipur.


Source: Daily Pioneer Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Chhattisgarh reaches 128.91 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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