Korba City

Korba Chhattisgarh

General

Korba district was accorded the status of a full fledged revenue district with effect from 25 May, 1998. The district headquarter is this city, which is situated on the banks of the confluence of rivers Hasdeo and Ahiran. Korba is the power capital of Chhattisgarh.

The district comes under Bilaspur division. The headquarter of Korba districts situated about 200 KM. from the capital city Raipur.

this is the power capital of the newly formed state Chhattisgarh. The district comes under Bilaspur division and is inhabited mainly by tribals including the protected tribe Korwas (Pahadi Korwa).

This is blessed with lush green forest cover, where a sizable number of tribal population is found. The Adivaisis in the forest areas leave in tantum with the environment and have retained their distinctive cultural characteristics and traditional observances.

The district was formed on 25th of May ,1998 . Korba is a tribal majority district situated in the north-central part of Chhattisgarh.

Korba is the power capital of the Chhattisgarh State. The district comes under Bilaspur division and is inhabited mainly by tribal including the protected tribe Korwas (Pahadi Korwa). Korba is blessed with lush green forest cover, where a sizable number of tribal populations are found. The Adivaisis in the forest areas live in-tandem with the environment and have retained their distinctive cultural characteristics and traditional observances.

Korba is often referred as the Industrial Hub of Chhattisgarh. The district within itself is enriched with all the essential raw materials needed for power generation namely coal and water. The four Thermal Power Plants (NTPC, KTPS, BALCO & BCPP, DSPM, CSEB East, CSEB West) together generates 3650 MW of electricity.

Besides these, there is a Hydro Electric Power Station situated at Machadoli, Bango. Coal is also abundant in the district. The SECL, a profit making Coal Company under the Coal India Limited has many of its important mines in Korba district.

BALCO (Bharat Aluminium Company) an aluminum major being the single largest Aluminium producer at one location is also based in the district.