Dharamjaygarh is a town and a nagar panchayat in Raigarh District in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Major languages spoken are Hindi and Chhattisgarhi, with a little Odia, Bengali and English. Laljeet Singh Rathia is a current MLA of the Dharamjaigarh constituency.
Udaipur state, Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Dharamjaigarh is located at  It has an average elevation of 300 m (980 ft)..
Dharamjaigarh is a taluk headquarters and prominent town in the Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh. It is located on Raigarh-Ambikapur highway, about 77 km north-west of Raigarh. Raipur is the nearest airport, and Raigarh is the nearest railhead for Dharamjaigarh. Bus services are available from the place to Raigarh, Raipur, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Garhwa, Banaras, and Ambikapur.
As of 2001[update] India census, Dharamjaigarh had a population of 13,603. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Dharamjaigarh has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72% and, female literacy is 55%. In Dharamjaigarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Formerly known as Rābkob, Dharamjaigarh was the capital of the princely state of Udaipur before independence. The name of the place was changed from Rābkob to Dharamjaigarh which was named after Raja Bahadur Dharamjeet Singh Deo ruling chief, Udaipur State at that time. It was ruled by kings with the title Raja Bahadur. The kingly palace, along with the attached fruit orchards, is a major attraction of the town.
Dharamjaigarh is a beautiful town with laid-back environs, surrounded by forests on all sides. A walk in any direction out of the city leads to dense, deciduous forests, dotted with small tribal villages. In the monsoon, there is a blanket of greenery all over. The town itself is divided into two parts - one located atop a small plateau, and the other known as Nichepara, below it. The two parts are divided by a steep slope, locally known as Ghatia. Some important places of tourist attraction are:
The basis of the economy of Dharamjaigarh is agriculture which is mostly rainfed. Farmers grow mainly paddy. However, they don't have easy access to market for their produce and, therefore, do not get the right price for their crops. There are some rice mills, but they are too small to utilize all the produce. An IT company is assessing the potential to set up its base here, which may open in two-three years.
Dharamjaigarh is probably one of the most under-developed regions of Chhattisgarh. One of the major reasons for this is the difficulty of access. As mentioned earlier, the town is not on the railway network because of the uneven topography of the place, and the nearest railhead is about 77 km away. Most people have to move out of the place for education as well as jobs.