on hilltops signify the aesthetic sense of the empires and kingdoms, of great warriorsand builders, poets and musicians, saints and philosophers.In the earlier times influence of religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islamare still evident in the historical places here. Dynasties like that of Sungas, Andhras,Satavahanas, Ksaptrapas, Nagas and last but not the least the Guptas ruled over thisplace. During and after the tenth century different regions of the state were ruled bydifferent dynasties like Chandellas, who ruled in Khajuraho, Muslims in Gwalior and theHolkar in Indore etc.After the British took over the state, the state had been declared as the central province.After India gained her independence, under the provision of the state reorganization actof 1956, Madhya Pradesh was given the status of a full-fledged state with effect from1st November 1956.Chattisgarh has been carved out as a new state in November 2000 to fulfill a demandthat was long due.
Government of Madhya Pradesh
Shivraj Singh Chauhan is the current chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. He replacedBabulal Gaur as the chief minister on 29 November 2005. Shivraj Singh Chauhan was agold medallist in M. A. (Philosophy) from the Barkatullah University, Bhopal. He belongsto the Bharatiya Janata Party and has been the president of its Madhya Pradesh stateparty unit in the recent past. He has been a five-time Member of Parliament,representing Vidisha in the Lok Sabha since 1991. At present, he represents Budhni, atehsil place in Sehore District of Madhya Pradesh in the state assembly
Madhya Pradesh District Information
Madhya Pradesh state is made up of 48 districts, which are grouped into eight divisions:Bhopal, Chambal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, and Ujjain. The districts are:Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Balaghat, Barwani, Betul, Bhind, Bhopal, Burhanpur,Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Datia, Dewas, Dhar, Dindori, Guna, Gwalior, Harda,Hoshangabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhabua, Katni, Khandwa, Khargone, Mandla,Mandsaur, Morena, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Panna, Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Rewa,Sagar, Satna, Sehore, Seoni, Shahdol, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Tikamgarh,Ujjain, Umaria, Vidisha.
Economy of Madhya Pradesh
Coal and iron are among the more important of the minerals of Madhya Pradesh. Theiron ore found in Madhya Pradesh is of high grade and occurs in the Dury, Jubalpur,