One of the newest and the fastest growing state economies in India, Chhattisgarh is coming up with billion prospects. Chhattisgarh has a vast reserve of natural resources. Full of mineral wealth including diamond, forest resource, water resource, and many more, mining, iron ore and steel, cement and power are some of the key thrust areas, where Chhattisgarh holds advantage over other states. A recent survey report states that Chhattisgarh attracted investment proposals worth US$ 4.89 billion in October 2007.
- Chhattisgarh is a power surplus state offering industrialists to make project and investment decisions.
- Availability of low grade coal that makes it an ideal location for setting up low cost pit-head based thermal power plants.
- Chhattisgarh offers ample amount of land to establish industries and plants.
- The state government has decided to set up four 'Star Industrial Areas in the districts of Bilaspur, Raigarh, Rajnandgaon and Raipur. This will offer an area of 6,836 hectares.