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Chhattisgarh transl. thirty-six forts) may be a state in India and is found in East-Central India. The state was formed on 1 November 2000 and was earlier a part of its neighboring state, Madhya Pradesh.

Chhattisgarh had been the middle of progress and development of several culture since the Vedic and Mythological times. the traditional temples here and their ruins indicate that Vaishnava, Shaivite, Shakta, Buddhist cultures have had influence in various periods. A resource-rich state, its a source of electricity and steel for the country, producing 15% of the entire steel. its the ninth-largest state in India, with a neighborhood of 135,192 km2 (52,198 sq mi), with a population of 32.2 million as of 2020. Chhattisgarh is that the 17th-most populated state within the country.

The state was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning ten Chhattisgarhi and 6 Gondi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. The capital city is Raipur. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh within the northwest, Uttar Pradesh within the north, Jharkhand in northeast, Maharashtra within the southwest, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh within the south, and Odisha within the southeast. Currently the state comprises 28 districts.

Chhattisgarh is one among the fastest-developing states in India. The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Chhattisgarh is ₹3.63 lakh crore (US$51 billion) and therefore the per capita GSDP ₹102,762 (US$1,400). A resource-rich state, Chhattisgarh may be a source of electricity and steel for the country, accounting for 15% of the entire steel produced also as an outsized contributor of coal.

Chhattisgarh is that the cleanest state within the category of states with quite 100 urban local bodies (ULB), for the second time, as per the Swachh Survekshan 2020 results announced by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Swachh Mahotsav being organised by the Ministry of Housing and concrete Affairs.