Madhya Pradesh at a Glance: Heart of India

04-JAN-2016 17:43

    Madhya Pradesh is situated in the central region of India and that’s why it is called the Heartland State. It has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India as Madhya Pradesh is rich in mineral resources. It came into existence in 1956. It experiences sub-tropical climate. Hot dry summer is from April to June and Monsoon Rains are from July to September. There are all total 52 districts present in Madhya Pradesh. It has 92% of Hindus and around and the remaining 8% are Muslim, Jain, Christian, Sikhs and Buddhists.




    Madhya Pradesh, with an area of 3, 08, 000 sq. km. is the second largest state in India after Rajasthan. It is a part of peninsular plateau of India lying in north central part, whose boundary can be classified in the north by the plains of Ganga-Yamuna, in the west by the Aravali, east by the Chhattisgarh plain and in the south by the Tapti valley and the plateau of Maharashtra.

    Advantage of Madhya Pradesh

    a) MP is the second largest State of India stretching over 308,000 sq. kms.

    b) Rich in natural resources – Fuel/Mineral/Agri/Bio etc.

    c) 31 % of the lands under forest cover with a largely unexploited species of rare, Valuable medicinal- herbal plants.

    d) Largest producer of Soyabean, pulses, gram, and garlic.

    e) Third largest producer of cement in India.




    72,597,565 (2011 census)

    Principal official Language



    Summer - March to June (Max. Temp. 45 deg. C)
    Winter - Nov. to Feb. (Min. Temp 5 deg. C)



    Members of Lok Sabha





    Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Jabalpur

    Major Cities

    Indore (largest city),Bhopal,Jabalpur,Gwalior,Ujjain,Sagar.


    Khajuraho Festival of Dance, Tansen Music Festival, Gwalior,Shivratri Mela, Pachmarhi,Navratri Festival(Ujjain), Malwa Utsava Ujjain and Indore

    Economy  Size

    US$ 85 billion),

    70% of total working population depends on agriculture sector.





    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    931 per thousand

    Principal Folk Dances

    Matki, Gangaur,Badhai,Baredi, Naurata, Bhagoria

    Principal Rivers

    Narmada, Betwa, Tapti, Chambal, Sone, Mahanadi, Shipra, Sindh and Indravati

    Principal Minerals

    The state has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. Other major mineral reserves include those of coal, coal-bed methane, manganese and dolomite.

    Tourist & Historical Places

    Khajuraho, Mandu, Chachai Falls, Bhimbetka,Sanchi, Gwalior, Panchmadhi, Chanderi,Orchha,Caves Of Bagh,Omkareshwar,Maheshwar,Ujjain,Amarkantak

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