A young state but an ancient land, referred to in ancient texts as “Dakshin Kosala”. Our thickly-forested tribal-dominated state came into being in November 2000, as India’s 26th state, carved out of India’s (then) largest state of Madhya Pradesh. Rich in mineral resources, we are also blessed with India’s densest forests. 44% of our state is under forest cover.
One-third of our state population is tribal, and their traditional art facts made of bell metal castings (dokra) make wonderful additions to your living or workspace. Tribal medicine pre-dates Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing science, and combined with the 90+ species of medicinal plants in our forests, could well be the next big thing in natural cures.As one of India’s richest bio-diversity habitats, we are also committed to becoming a hub for bio-diesel.