Directorate of Field Publicity  Raipur   

Chhattisgarh at a Glance
             Presently Chattisgarh state consists of 27 districts:- 1.Bijapur 2.Kawardha 3.Dhamtari 4.Bilaspu r 5.Koriya 6.Sukma(new) 7.Rajnandgaon 8.Gariyaband (new) 9.Mungeli(new) 10.Surajpur 11.Dantewada 12.Balod(new) 13.Raipur 14. Korba 15. Sarguja 16.Bastar 17.Durg 18.Baloda Bazar(new) 19.Janjgir-Champa 20.Balrampur /Ramanujgunj(new) 21.Kondagaon(new) 22.Bemetara(new) 23.Mahasamund 24.Raigarh 25.Jashpur 26.Narayanpur 27.Kanker


Particulars Description

 Area 1,36,034 sq. km

 Population 2,55,40,196

 * Capital Raipur

 Principal Languages Hindi

          On November 1, 2000, India gave birth to a new state called CHHATISGARH The new state is carved out of India's largest state, Madhya Pradesh which spreads over an area of 443,000 square kilometers. Though the acquired area of 135,194 square kilometers accounts for only 30 per cent of the total area of Chhattisgarh, the state is still a considerable size, which is equivalent to almost sixteen times the size of Kerala.Chhattisgarh is bounded by southern Jharkhand and Odisha in the east, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the west, Uttar Pradesh and western Jharkhand in the north and Andhra Pradesh in the south. Areawise Chhattisgarh is the ninth largest State and population-wise it is seventeenth State of the nation.Chhattisgarh has 27 administrative districts, and some of them are Bijapur, Kondagaon, Naryanpur, Sukma, Balod, Bemetara, Surajpur, Balram, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, and Mungeli. Chhattisgarh has a lot of attractions including its exotic wildlife, grand medieval palaces, waterfalls, rock paintings and thick green forests. It is also abundantly endowed by nature, as it is a treasure house of copper ore, manganese ore, limestone, coal, asbestos, bauxite, and mica.With rich culture and history, Chhattisgarh is famous for its dance and music. People are fond of eating and you can enjoy a variety of delicious local cuisines. Hitherto, the region has been largely free of foreign influences, so the folk culture is retained in its original form.

Tourist Centres:

          Chhattisgarh situated in the heart of India, is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity. The State is full of ancient monuments, rare wildlife species, carved temples, Buddhist sites, palaces, water-falls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus. Bastar, with its unique cultural and ecological identity; Chitrakote Falls, a spot where the river Indravati has an abrupt fall of 96 ft; Tirathgarh Falls, the picturesque waterfall of Kanger river from a height of 100 ft in the form of steps; Keshkal valley; Kangerghati National Park; Kailash caves; Sita Bongara and Kutumbsar caves are rich in natural beauty.Other important places of tourist interest are: Mahamaya temple at Ratanpur, Bambleshwari Devi temple at Dongargarh, Danteshwari Devi temple at Dantewada, Sirpur an important centre of Buddhism from 6-10th century, Champaran, the birth place of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya, Khutaghat waterfall, Dindneswari Devi temple of Malhar and the Achanakmar sanctuary, Udanti sanctuary near Raipur, Pali and Kendai waterfall of Korba district The Sabari temple of Kharod Janjgir-Champa; Nar Narayan temple of Sheorinarayan; Vishnu Temple of Janjgir are important religious places. The State has set up a State Tourism Promoting Board as the nodal agency for the sustained development of interrelated sectors in tourism.



May 2017: All 11 units of RO Raipur region telecast/broadcast PM's MANN KI BAAT live on April 30, 2017 in villages of their district and held a discussion with the villagers on how to put into practice what the PM said in his address to the people.Units in LWE districts like Jagdalpur, Kanker,Balaghat and Ambikapur saw villagers come in large numbers to listen to the PM's MANN KI BAAT. Prime Minister's app used a photo of DFP Jagdalpur field program in village Badedewra district Bastar of PM's MANN KI BAAT of April 30, 2017. From May 15, 2017 all 11 units of RO Raipur region have begun field programs on completion of 3 years of Govt. This campaign will last for one month and success stories of people who have benefited from Govt of India's flagship schemes are being recorded. Mandla unit of DFP Raipur region participated in the Narmada Seva Yatra which saw a huge turnout of people.DFP Mandla held programs on Swacchh Bharat
All 11 units of RO Raipur did field programs LIVE on PM's MANN KI BAAT. All through the month units did field programs called JAN KI BAAT World Environment Day was observed by units by holding rallies distributing saplings for planting in villages DFP Jabalpur did a field program on World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 that.Two days workshop was held in Raipur on 13 & 14 June. The workshop was inaugurated by former Minister of State for I&B, Ramesh Bais. 10 SOPs organized in June 2017
September 2017 All 11 units of RO Raipur conducted field programs on Sept 27 where PM's MANN KI BAAT was shown live in districts of Chhattisgarh and Eastern MP,from LWE blocks to remote tribal hamlets. Units in Ambikapur, Jagdalpur , Durg and Mandla organised SOP's on SANKALP SE SIDDHI, from August 28 to August 31, 2017, which saw participation of people in large numbers and students participated in sports competitions like kabbadi, and volley ball. Pledge to build NEW INDIA by 2022 was taken by all those present on this occasion. national Nutrition Week was observed by all units of RO Raipur from Sept 1 to 7.Field programs were organised in anganwadis,schools, gram panchayats to spread awareness about proper diet for expectant mothers,adolescent girls and children and the ill effects of malnutrition. There is an increase in swine flu,H1N1,cases in many districts of Chhattisgarh and Eastern MP. Units of RO Raipur conducted field programs during this period to educate and create awareness about simple steps and precautions that if taken can prevent deaths from the H1N1 virus.
DFP, Raipur setup a stall at the Rajim Kumbh Mela which is visited by lakhs of people every year. This is the first time that DFP setup a stall in the Rajim Kumbh Mela. People who visited the stall were informed about the various welfare schemes of the Government of India. They were advised how to use mobile phone for making digital payment. To mark World Cancer Day on February 4, a series of field programme & awareness camps were organised by Jabalpur unit.
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