Chhattisgarh’s gross state domestic product for 2010 is estimated at INR 60,079 crore in current prices. The economy of Chhattisgarh has grown rapidly in recent years with a growth rate of 11.49 per cent in GDP for 2009–2010. Chhattisgarh’s success factors in achieving high growth rate are growth in agriculture and industrial production.
Chhattisgarh State is ranked as the 17th tea production state in India. The districts Jashpur & Sarguja are favorable tea production areas.In the Jashpur district the first tea plantation in “BRAHMNISHTHALAYA SOGARA ASHRAM” the direction of “PUJYA PAD GURUPAD BABA JI”. Tea production start after two years by Sogara Ashram.Tea processing unit established in Sogara Ashram & the unit name is “AGHOR TEA PROCESSING PLANT”. Forest department also start tea plantation motiveted by SOGARA ASHRAM.In Sarguja distt. “TEA NERSURY” developing by “MARGDARSHAN SANSTHAN AGRICULTURE COLLEGE” Ambikapur,Sarguja.
The main crops are rice, maize, kodo-kutki and other small millets and pulses (tuar and kulthi); oilseeds, such as groundnuts (peanuts), soybeans and sunflowers, are also grown. In the mid-1990s, most of Chhattisgarh was still a monocrop belt. Only one-fourth to one-fifth of the sown area was double-cropped. When a very substantial portion of the population is dependent on agriculture, a situation where nearly 80% of a state’s area is covered only by one crop, immediate attention to turn them into double crop areas is needed. Also, very few cash crops are grown in Chhattisgarh, so there is a need to diversify the agriculture produce towards oilseeds and other cash crops. Chhattisgarh is also called the “rice bowl of central India”.