Chhattisgarh is widely known for its rich mineral resources and is a major resource base for major
mineral related industries. The mineral industry accounts for almost 80% of the total industrial units in the State. In the year 2005-06, the industry sector grew 44.34% with manufacturing, mining and quarrying being key contributors. The sector grew 39.44% in 2013-14, which was primarily propelled by the construction and manufacturing subsectors driven by the ongoing infrastructure development initiatives in the State.
Traditionally the core sector has been driving growth and investments in the State. Major industry players like Ambuja, Birla, Essar, Jindal, J K Lakshmi, Lafarge, L&T, NMDC, Vedanta, amongst others, have a substantive presence in the State.
Key sectors, which have attracted investment in the State are Steel & Allied, Cement, Power, Aluminium, Mining, IT/ITeS, Defence, Food Processing, Electronics.
Additionally, the State has identified a list of sunrise sectors, which are receiving a special impetus and are outlined below.
- Agribusiness and food processing
- Logistics and warehousing
- Minor forest produce
- New & Renewable Energy
- Textiles & Apparels