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1. History
2. Geographical Structure
3. Administrative Structure
4. Religion
5. National Parks
6. Arts & Culture
7. Economy
8. Nicknames of Cities
9. Wildlife Sanctuaries
10. Education
11. Heritage Sites

12. Other Important Information

Chhattisgarh GK Questions and Current Affairs

History

Chhattisgarh is once known to be a part of Madhya Pradesh before 1 November 2000 after that it was separated from M.P. The nameChhattisgarh’ originated due to its 36 forts. It came in existence when the Marathas ruled this region in the 18th century after it was used in an official document of that time.

The following table will tell more about the GK of Chhattisgarh and Its history.

S.NoDescriptionAnswer
1.Founded on1 November 2000
2.Capital Formation1 November 2000, Raipur
3.Largest cityRaipur
4.Also Known asRice bowl of India
5.Ruled BySharabhpurias, Kalachuri, Nagavanshi, Maratha rule (Bhonsales of Nagpur)
6.Major Historical Events10th century- The region was ruled by Rajput family Haihaya dynasty. 1741- Marathas attacked in Chhattisgarh and destroyed the Haihaya power 1818- Chhattisgarh came under British control for the first time 1st November 2000 – Chhattisgarh became a separate state

Geographical Structure

Chhattisgarh is the 9th largest state in India. Chhattisgarh covers an area of 1,35,192 square kilometres with a total population over 2.9 Crores. the average temperature of Chhattisgarh is 40°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.Total Area135,192 km²
2.Population29 million
3.The rank of the stateArea Rank:-9th, Population Rank:- 17th
4.Population Density210/km2 (560/sq mi)
5.State Bounded ByUttar Pradesh and Jharkhand (North), Odisha (East), Andhra Pradesh (South), Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh (West)
6.SoilRed–Yellow Soil, Red Sandy Loam soil, Black soil, Laterite Soil
7.MineralsBauxite, Dolomite, Iron, Ore, Limestone, Garnet, Tin
8.Major CropsGrain, Wheat, Corn, Peanut, Legume, Hazelnut
9.Forest Area59,772 km²
10.ClimateTropical Monsoon Climate
11.RiversArpa Jonk Godavari Gopad Kanhar Savri Sankh Shivnath Mahanadi
12.Major DamName: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango
River: Hasdeo
13.Major FloraBamboo, Coconut, Mangoes, Cashew, Jackfruit, Pineapples, Blackberries
14.Major FaunaBlue bull, Wild boar, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Wild dog, Jackals, hyena, Crocodiles, Tigers

Administrative Structure

The capital and largest city of Chhattisgarh in Raipur. Current Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh is Bhupesh Baghel (INC). In ancient times, Chhattisgarh was known as Dakshina Kosala. It becomes popularised during the times of the Maratha Empire and was first used in official documents in 1795.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Raipur
2. Administrative HQ Raipur
3. Chief Ministers Bhupesh Baghel (INC)
4. Governor Anusuiya Uikey
5. State Animal Wild Asian buffalo
6. State Bird Common hill Myna
7. State Flower Lady’s Slipper
8. State Tree Sal
9. District 28
10. Loksabha Seats 11
11. Rajya Sabha Seats 5
12. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 90+1
13. Major Airport
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • International Airport
  • Jagdalpur Airport
  • Raigarh Airport
14. Railway Stations
  • Akaltara
  • Ambikapur
  • Bagbahra
  • Balod
  • Balpur Halt
  • Baradwar
  • Belgahna
15. Official Language
  • Hindi
16. Time Zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
17. Postal Code Different according to Area
18. Vehicle Code CG —
19. Judiciary Chattisgarh High Court
20. Seal
Chhattisgarh logo

Chhattisgarh logo

Religion

ReligionPercentage
Hinduism93.25%
Islam2.01%
Christianity1.92%
Sikhism0.27%
Buddhism0.27%
Jainism 0.24%
Sarnaism or not religious3.01%

National Parks

NameArea
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park1440.71 Km2
Indravati National Park1258.37 Km2
Kanger Ghati National Park200 Km2

Arts & Culture

Chhattisgarh has a heritage of robust culture. the state is the storehouse of Performing arts, Literature and crafts. The culture of Chhattisgarh includes various types of traditional Dances, Music, cuisines, traditional dress etc. which includes a lot in general knowledge of Chhattisgarh. Mostly asked in CG SET 2021.

The table below shows some more detailed information about the Arts and Culture of Chhattisgarh.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.Folk DancePanthi (Most Important) Rawat Nacha Pandwani Chaitra Kaksar Saila Khamb-swang Bhatra Naat Rahas Raai Maao-Pata Soowa
2.MusicPandavani
3.Major FestivalBastar Dussera Bastar Lokotsav Madai Festival Bhoramdeo Festival Goncha Festival Teeja Festival Champaran Mela Narayanpur Mela Pola Hareli First fruit Festival
4.Cuisine (Famous Food)Aamat Bafauri Bhajia Chousela Dubkikadhi Farra Khurmi Moong Bara Thethari Muthia
5.Traditional DressMen: Dhotis and Headgears Women:
Lugda (Knee length and full length)
Polkha (Blouse)

Economy

The Economy of Chhattisgarh is very good with a nominal GDP of ₹3.62 lakh crore.  Chhattisgarh is rich in Tea Production, Agriculture, Agricultural products etc. Agriculture is counted as the chief economic occupation of the state with the product like Pulses, Rice, Millet, Oilseeds, groundnuts, soybeans and Sunflower. State is ranked as the 17th largest tea producing state in India. Chhattisgarh’s success factors in achieving high growth rate are growth in agriculture and industrial production.
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S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.State GDP₹3.62 lakh crore (US$51 billion)
2.Growth rate5.3 % (2019-20)
3.GDP per capita₹98,281 (US$1,400) (2019–20)
4.GDP rank17th
5.Major IndustriesTourism Mining Industry (Iron, bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone and silica) Food Processing IT and ITs Mining Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals fishing
6.Major ImportsMinerals Fuels Oil and Waxes Electrical Machinery Boiler Machinery and Mechanical Appliances
7.Major exportsIron & Steel Iron ore Steel casting and forgings Aluminium Cereals (rice) Blended yarn Oil extractions Medicinal plants Fruits Silk and handicrafts

Nicknames of Cities

CityName
KorbaPower hub of India
JagdalpurThe tourism capital of Chhattisgarh
BhilaiSteel City of India
KankerGateway of Bastar

Wildlife Sanctuaries

S.No.Name of Wildlife SanctuaryYear of NotificationTotal Area(km²)
1.Achanakmar  Wildlife Sanctuary1975551.55
2.Badalkhol  Wildlife Sanctuary1975104.45
3.Barnawapara  Wildlife Sanctuary1976244.66
4.Bhairamgarh  Wildlife Sanctuary1983138.95
5.Bhoramdev  Wildlife Sanctuary2001163.8
6.Sarangarh-Gomardha  Wildlife Sanctuary1975277.82
7.Pamed Wild Buffalo  Wildlife Sanctuary1985262.12
8.Semarsot  Wildlife Sanctuary1978430.36
9.Sitanadi  Wildlife Sanctuary1974553.36
10.Tamor Pingla  Wildlife Sanctuary1978608.53
11.Udanti Wild Buffalo  Wildlife Sanctuary1985247.59

Education

The overall growth in the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh has been become possible by the consistent efforts of the  Chhattisgarh government. Chhattisgarh has Medical colleges, Engineering Colleges, NITs  also several colleges for Ayurveda Courses like (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc).
Below table represents some information about the current education of Chhattisgarh.

S.No.DescriptionSummary
1.Literacy Rate 84.05 %
2.Male90.58%
3.Female73.39%
4.No. of  School318 approx
5.Affiliation BoardCBSE(State), CBSE (Central), CISCE,
6.No. of University1 Central University 13 state universities 11 private universities
6.Colleges in Chhattisgarh73

Heritage Sites

Chhattisgarh is rich in heritage, the state has many ancient monuments, Buddhist sites, palaces, waterfalls, caves, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples,  rock paintings and hill plateaus. These sites offer a unique and standby experience to visitors. Some of the details related to tourist places, Monuments, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are enlisted below.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Major Tourist PlacesChitrakot Waterfall, Tirathgarh Falls, Gol Gumbaz, Danteshwari Temple, Malik-i-Maidan, Zonal Anthropological Museum, The Archaeological Museum, Indravati National Park, Balrampur, Hot Spring
2Major MonumentsBastar Palace, Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa, Bastar, Khadia Dam, Bilaspur Kutaghat Dam, Bilaspur Ratanpur Fort, Bilaspur Kawardha Palace

Other Important Information

Water FallsName: Teerathgarh Falls
City: Baster
Height: 91 metres (299 ft)Name: Chitrakoot waterfall
City: Jagdalpur
Height: 200 metres
Power PlantName: Sipat Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,980 Mw
Name: Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,600 Mw
Thermal Power PlantBhilai Expansion Power Plant, Korba Super Thermal Power Plant, Sipat Thermal Power Plant, Dr Shyama Prakash Mukharjee Thermal Power Plant
Wildlife SanctuaryAchanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary
Famous TempleAmarkantak Temple

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Chhattisgarh GK Important Question

Q. What is official language of Chhattisgarh state?

A. Hindi

Q. Total Number of District in Chhattisgarh ?

A. 27

Q. Who is the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

A. Bhupesh Bhagel

Q. Total Number of Rajya sabha seats in Chhattisgarh ?

A. 5

Q. What is Chhattisgarh Area Rank in India?

A. 9th

Q. Who is the Current Governor of Chhattisgarh?

A. Anusuiya Uikey

Q. Which is the Chhattisgarh state Animal ?

A. Wild buffalo

Q. Which is the Chhattisgarh state Tree?

A. Sal

Q. Which is the Chhattisgarh state Flower?

A. Rhynchostylis gigantea

Q. Which is the Chhattisgarh state Bird?

A. Hill myna

Q. Where has the Cashew Research Centre been established in the state?

A. Bastar

Q. Where was the High Court bench of Chhattisgarh established?

A. Bilaspur

Q. Who is the first Director General of Police in Chhattisgarh ?

A. SM. Shukla

Q. Who among the following took the Oath as the first Governor of Chhattisgarh state?

A. Dinesh Nandan Sahai

Q. Which one of the following is the first established cement factory in Chhattisgarh ?

A. Jamul cement factory

Q. Where is the head office of the Southern coal field in the state?

A. In Bilaspur

Q. Which is the main district in the state which producing Tin, Mica and Iron-ore?

A. Bastar

Q. In which of the following districts are Gold and Quartize found in the state?

A. Rajnandgaon

Q. In which district of the state have precious stone Alexgender and Diamond reserve found?

A. Raipur

Q. Who is the first woman in the Council of Ministers in the state?

A. Smt. Geeta Devi Singh

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