Economy

Agriculture

Agriculture is the mainstay of most of the population in Jashpur. The district’s economy rests mainly on rainfed agriculture , horticulture and animal husbandry. The major agro farm produces are – several varieties of rice including scented rice , pulses , maize , Ramtil and wheat. Horticulture has gained momentum in last two decades and district is proudly proving to be horticulture hub of Chhattisgarh. The major fruit produces are – Mango , Litchi , Pears , cashew and strawberry. The district is fast becoming vegetable hub of the state. It produces large amount of Tomato and Chillies along with other green vegetables..

Forest produce

Jashpur has almost 42% of forest cover on its geographical area. Forestry activities and forest produce collection has been its traditional economic activity. Still , there are several forest produce which offer good market potential to the local population. The major forest produces of the district are – Tendu patta , Chirounji , Shataavar , Gum , Saal , Harra , Lac etc.

Industry

The economy of Jaspur nagar district is predominantly agro-based and it has not been made much headway in industrial sector as compared with similar activities in the adjoining districts.

Service Enterprises

Service enterprises are increasing day by day and due to low-cost in nature people are setting up service enterprises in the district. Due to increasing awareness about importance of education among the mass, coaching industry for High School Students seems to be a profitable business in the district.

Potentials areas for service industry

  • Advertising agency.
  • Marketing Consultancy
  • Typing Center
  • Photocopying
  • Desktop Publication
  • Internet Café
  • Auto repair & Service.
  • Tailoring
  • Photo Studios
  • Cable TV Networking
  • Coaching Industry

Tourism

The district offers tremendous Tourism scope , which has not yet reached its full potential. The district has beautiful hills , falls , natural water bodies and forests , which amalgamate with historic and religious landscape of the district to offer an amazing tourist solution. The major tourist destinations of the district are :

  • Kailash Cave
  • Ranidaah
  • Church- Our Lady of Rosary
  • Gullu Fall
  • Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya Samarbahar
  • Dangari Waterfall
  • Khudiyarani
  • Kotebira
  • Rajpuri Waterfall
  • Churi Fall
  • Bene Fall
  • Aghor Ashram Sogra(Tea Plantation and Processing)
  • Rani Jhula
  • Madheshwar Mahadev
  • Mayali Nature Camp
  • Belmahadev
  • Deshdekha