On November 1, 2000, India gave birth to
the new state of Chhattisgarh. Carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh,spans an area of 1,35,194 square
kilometers, and consists of sixteen districts, all blessed with the bounties of nature.
Agriculture is the main occupation of nearly eighty percent of its population. In fact, so
many different varieties of rice are grown within its perimeter, that Chhattisgarh has
rightly earned the sobriquet Rice bowl of India
Chhattisgarh has been borne to many races
and tribes Banias, Gonds and maria, to name a few. Many of them trace their origins
to the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Maharashtra. The
people of Chhattisgarh have long resided in perfect harmony with nature.