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Madhya Pradesh

General Knowledge Category: Other States, States of India, India: An Overview

Governor : Rameshwar Thakur
 Chief Minister : Shivraj Singh Chauhan
 Capital: Bhopal
 Legislature: Unicameral
 Lok Sabha seats: 29
 Judicature: Jabalpur High Court
 Language: Hindi
 Population density: 196/sq km
 No. of districts: 50
 Main crops: Gram, Jowar, wheat, rice,
 soyabeans, cotton, oilseeds, hemp, tobacco
 Rivers: Narmada, Sone, Chambal, Betwa, Mahanadi, Tapti, Indravati
 and Shipra
 Minerals: Coal, iron, lime, bauxite, diamond, manganese
 Industries: Newsprint Paper, Currency Press (Dewas); Alkaloid
 Factory (Neemuch), Textile Mills and handicrafts
 Airports: Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Khajuraho
The second largest Indian state, lying between the Indo- Gangetic Plain in the north and the Deccan Plateau in the south. Its landscape, which is largely made up of wide-ranging plateaus, low hills and river valleys, ranges from 100 to 1200 metres. The land rises from south to north in the northern part of the state. The Kaimur Hills and the Vindhya Range are situated in the north and the west respectively. To the northwest side of the Vindhya Range is the Malwa Plateau, which rises up to 100 meters. The Bundelkhand Plateau lies to the north of the Vindhya Range.

A sizeable portion of Central India was part of the Gupta Empire (300-500 A.D.). Central India was also part of the Mughal Empire. As first of all, Mahmud of Ghazni and then Mohammad Gouri incorporated some parts of Central India into their ruling territory of Delhi. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore, the Gond Maharani Kamalapti and Queen Durgawati, etc., were women rulers whose names have left an indelible imprint on Indian history for their outstanding rule.


 King Ashoka first of all ruled over Ujjain

 11th century- The Muslims came into the state

 1 November 1956- Madhya Pradesh came into existence.

 1 November 2000 - being reorganised to create a new Chhattisgarh state.

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mp patwari exam nots in hindi language.

By:Sudha Sahu | On:02-DEC-2013 16:38:25

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By:nitin bavaria | On:13-MAY-2013 09:39:52

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By:Dharmendra sharma | On:04-APR-2013 23:26:18

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By:Sourabh | On:01-FEB-2013 03:39:05

Hum sab ise hindi me padhana chahte to ap kya ise hindi me de skte ho.


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