Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Chhattisgarh has immense reserves of natural resources like forests, minerals, and groundwater.

Industries are expanding in the state for the last few years.

About 15 percent of the country’s steel is produced in Chhattisgarh.

Bhilai Steel Plant, National Mineral Development Corporation, South-Eastern Coal Fields Limited N.T.P.C.

Like the Government of India and A.C.C. Gujarat has big cement plants like Ambuja, Grasim, L&TCCI, and La-Farge in France, and 53 steel projects are under various stages of implementation.

The state has about 133 steel foundries, several small steel plants, 11 ferroalloy factories, and engineering and fabrication units including large-scale agro-based and food processing, chemicals, plastics, building materials, and forest produce-based factories.

Due to the favorable industrial climate, huge industrial investment is taking place in Chhattisgarh.


Industries in Chhattisgarh 

The state of Chhattisgarh, located in the center of India, is capable of providing round-the-clock power to factories.

The state has opportunities for low-cost power generation due to the huge coal reserves in the state (17 percent of the country) and others have a power generation capacity of 50,000 MW.

NTPC is setting up its biggest power generation plant in Bilaspur district.

NTPC The construction of a 2,640 MW super thermal power station at Sipat and a 600 MW super thermal power station at Korba has begun.

Many other states also want to set up their plants here.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for private sector plants of more than 25,000 MW are under consideration.

The Chhattisgarh Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Raipur has taken up the development, maintenance and management of about 3,500 hectares of industrial land in the state.

More than 925 industries have come up in the land developed by the corporation with an investment of more than Rs 1,800 crore and employment to 80,000 people.


The industries of the state are divided into categories

1. Mineral-based industries

2. Forest-based industries

3. Agro-based industries

iron Steel Industries in Chhattisgarh 

The iron-steel plant is at Bhilai in the Durg district.

It is the only steel plant in the state.

The Bhilai plant was established in 1955 AD with the cooperation of the former Soviet Union.

Production starts at this plant in February 1959.

Iron ore for this plant is from the Dalli-Rajhara hills, coking coal from Jharia and Korba, and wash coal from Kargali, Pathardih, and Dugdha.

Cement Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Among basic industries, the cement industry occupies second place in the state after iron and steel.

Due to the abundance of limestone in the state, the cement industry develop substantially.

The first cement factory in the state is ACC (Associated Cement Company) in Durg.

Cement factories in the state

Jamul – Durg

Baikunthpur, Mandhar, Newar, Tilda, Ravana Bhata – Raipur

Akaltara – Janjgir-Champa

Gopalnagar – Janjgir-Champa

Modigram – Raigarh

Bhupdevpur – Raigarh

Bastar – Bastar

Sondih – Balodabazar

Aluminum Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Bharat Aluminum Company Limited (BALCO), is the first public aluminum plant in the country.

It was established on 27 November 1965 in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh in the third five-year plan.

Production in this factory starts in the year 1975.

Bauxite is supplied for this factory from Amarkantak and Putka mines and water is supplied from the Hasdo river.

The plant has three components:- Aluminum Plant, Smelter Plant, and Fabrication Plant.

forest-based Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Paper Industry Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Madhya Bharat Paper Mill – Champa

Bidi-Cigarette Industry:

The Beedi industry has taken place in the form of a cottage industry in the state.

The main centers of this industry in the state are Jagdalpur, Dongargarh, Rajnandgaon, Khairagarh, and Bilaspur.

MP Tobacco Limited and Panama Cigarettes in the state and Lakshmi Tobacco of Industrial Town in Bhilai produce Bristol cigarettes.


Sarguja Wood Products – Ambikapur


Harrah’s plant is in the Raipur and Dhamtari districts of the state.


Champa (Janjgir-Champa) in the state is particularly famous for the Kosa industry.

Apart from this, this industry is prominently in Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Jashpur, Ambikapur, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Kanker, Jagdalpur, and Dantewada districts.

Agro-based industry

rice mill

The maximum number of rice mills in the state is in the Raipur district and the least in the Surguja district. There are more than 700 mills in the state.

Jute Industry

The only jute factory in the state is in Raigarh. It was established in the year 1935.

Sugar Industry

There are a total of 4 sugar factories in the state.

Cotton Textile Industry

The Bengal-Nagpur Cotton Mill was established in the state in 1862 by the efforts of Raja Balram Das.

This mill was completed in the year 2002.

Astroboard Industry

The factory is located in Raigarh.


More about Industries in Chhattisgarh 

Raipur and Bhilainagar are industrial areas as part of the development planning area in Chhattisgarh.  

 Also, establish modern industries such as manufacturing microelectronics equipment and high-tech optical fibers.  

 Private industries include cement factories, paper, sugar, and textile (cotton, woolen, silk, and jute) mills as well as flour, oil, and sawmills. 

  Some units manufacture chemical fertilizers, synthetic fibers and chemicals, and general engineering goods.  

 The handloom industry is flourishing here and there are some units of saree weaving, rug, and utensils making, and gold chemical production. 

 Chhattisgarh has immense reserves of natural resources like forests, minerals, and groundwater. 

 About 15 % of the country`s steel production is in Chhattisgarh.  

Some of the major industries are Bhilai Steel Plant, National Mineral Development Corporation, and South-Eastern Coal Fields Limited N.T.P.C. 

 The state has about 133 steel foundries and several small steel plants.

Chhattisgarh is in the center of India and is capable of providing round-the-clock power to factories. 

The state has low-cost generating capacity due to its huge coal reserves (17% of the national), and other regions have 50,000 MW of generating capacity. 

However, with investments of over Rs 1,800 crores and employment of up to 80,000 people, more than 925 enterprises have sprung up. 

 metals and mining 

Chhattisgarh is India’s only tin concentrate producer and accounts for 36% of the country’s tin ore reserves. Dantewada is the only region producing tin from its six mines. 

From April 2021 to March 2022, the state’s tin concentrate production is estimated at 12,177 kg. 

Chhattisgarh’s total production in April 2021 was nearly 15%. 

Chhattisgarh is now one of the few states with overlapping capacities.

Korba  Chhattisgarh is known as the energy capital of India. 

Mineral resources are the strength of the country. 

It is a mineral production area such as coal, iron ore, and dolomite. 

Bauxite, limestone, and quartzite are also present here. 

The country accounts for 35.4% of the national tin ore reserves. 

Chhattisgarh is the only state in India where tin is mined.

Chhattisgarh is one of the most investment destinations in India. 

The state also has well-established policies in IT/ITeS, solar energy, agriculture and food processing, and minerals and biotechnology.


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