Key Strength

Rich in Mineral Resources

  • Of total production in India, Chhattisgarh produces:
    1. 30% Aluminum
    2. 30% Steel/ Sponge Iron
    3. 17% Coal
    4. 15% Cement
    5. 11% Dolomite
  • High reserves of Bauxite, Limestone , Quartzite
  • Only Tin producing State of the Country

Rich Water Resources

  • Rich water resource State
  • 5 river basins. 3 major ones – Mahanadi, Indravatiand Rihand
  • Surplus run-off water available.
  • INR 15,000 Crore for water resource developmentth
  • In 12 Five Year Plan

Power Surplus State

  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • New, separate and attractive power tariff slab proposed for units in IT/ITeS sector
  • 1/3rd of national target of 90,000 MW in 12to be commissioned in the State.
  • Total installed capacity of 23,000 MW
  • Planned installed capacity of 41,384 MW by the end of the 12th plan

Central Location and Excellent Connectivity

  • Direct physical access to markets of 7 states: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Odisha
  • Total road length of 35,411 km including 12 National Highways
  • 1187 km of Rail network
  • Highest freight loading capacity and Railway operations in Chhattisgarh generates 1/6th of Railway's revenues
  • Existing Airport in Naya Raipur - ‘National Tourism Award 2012-13’ for best Airport in India in non-metro category. International flights to commence operations from Raipur soon. Airports proposed at Raigarh and Bilaspur
  • Vizag Port at a distance of 548 km from Raipur
  • Cargo complex is under development by AAI

Centrally located with potential to develop as the logistics hub