| Last Updated:: 29/09/2015



         The State, which was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in November 2000, posted a growth rate of of 7.56% in 2012-13 and 7.05% in 2013-14. "Chhattisgarh today is the power hub of the Nation with very strong credentials in the form of siginificant investments and currently operational units in the core sector namely Power, Cement, Steel and Aluminium. All the essential elements critical to industrial manufacturing are already available in the State. All are invited to be a part of this phenomenal growth story and help script a mutually beneficial and symbiotic relationship between industry and the people of Chhatisgarh."
It is the endeavour of the State Government to work towards rapid economic growth with regional balance so as to take the State into the developed category. To bring about prosperity in the lives of the people of Chhattisgarh, it is necessary that the present rate of industrial growth increases substantially. Therefore, creation of a favorable investment environment for increasing industrial production and thereby, creating employment opportunities is one of the committed priority of the State Government.
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          Chhattisgarh is generously bestowed with natural resource like forests,minerals and surface water.The state has undergone a radical change and is thriving with industrial activities.Chhattisgarh produces 100 per cent of Tin and 15 percent of the Cement in the country.Over 30 percent of sponge iron,30 percent of Aluminum also comes from the state.Many Government of India Undertakings like Bhilai Steel Plant ,National Mineral Development Corporation,South-Eastern Coal Field Limited ,NTPC have presence in the state.A number of large cement plants by groups like ACC,Ambuja,Grasim,Ultratech,Jaypee and Lafarge of France are in the state.Over 100 steel projects (sponge iron/pig iron) in private sector are also under different stages of implementation.Major investors in this sector are Tata,Jindal ,NMDC ,Essar,VISA,Neco,Prakash,Monnet,Surya ,MSP, Godawari ,SKS ,Jai Balajee etc.There are approximately 130 steel re-rolling mills and a number of mini steel plants.The state also boasts of 17 Ferro alloy units, steel/cast iron casting units,engineering and fabrication units apart from large number of agro-based and food processing ,chemical,plastic,construction material,forest produce based units.

          Due to its conductive industrial environment, Chhattisgarh is now fetching huge amount of industrial investment. 121 MOUs worth Rs.1,92,126 crore were signed for establishing new industries and expansion of existing units .Chhattisgarh since inception is always on top three positions in Industrial Entrepreneurship Memorandum(IEM) filing with the Government of India.

          Strategically located in Central India,Chhattisgarh is able to supply uninterrupted power.About 21 per cent of the country's coal reserves in the state, offering cheap pithead power generation oppertunities.NTPC is now installing a new power generation unit,the largest ever in Bilaspur district.NTPC has started construction on its 2,640 MW Super Thermal plant in Sipat and another 600 MW plant in Korba.Several other states also interested in installing plants here.

          The state has signed over 70 MoUs in Energy sector for generation of more than 70,000 MW power. They are in various stages of implementation.To name a few important companies in this sector are NTPC,GMR,Jindal ,Lanco,KVK,VISA,Bhushan Ispat ,Essar,KSK ,Torrent ,Moserbaer ,AES ,JSW ,BALCO ,Dheeru Powergen,IFCCO ,Welspun etc.

          With the implementation of these MoUs the capacity of cement production will be over 70 million tonnes from present 15 million tonnes and steel over 60 million tonnes from present 15 million tonnes in the state.

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