Balod is a town at the bank of river Tandula, is formally known as District headquarter in the state of Chhattisgarh, India since 01/01/2012. Balod is 44 Km from Dhamtari and 58 Km from Durg. Adjoining to the district headquarter there is Tandula(Adamabad) dam built on river Sukha and Tandula in 1912. Balod is located at 20.73 degree North and 81.2 degree East. It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1063 feet above Mean Sea Level). Balod is situated in the centre of Chhattisgarh. Total Area of Balod district is 352700 Hectares. Balod has rich forest, water and mineral resources with its own distinctions. Minerals wealth contribute to about 78% of its revenue. Known for its production of paddy, grams, sugarcanes and wheat Balod produces huge amount of possibilites in agro-industries. The Tandula dam along with the Kharkhara and Gondli dams are the main source of irrigation in this district.
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