Bishrampur, Chhattisgarh

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Bishrampur is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 23°11′23″N 83°00′17″E / 23.18967°N 83.0047°E / 23.18967; 83.0047Coordinates: 23°11′23″N 83°00′17″E / 23.18967°N 83.0047°E / 23.18967; 83.0047
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Surajpur
 • sarpanch Nirmala Yadav
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,366
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 497226

Bishrampur[clarification needed] is a census town in Surajpur district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.


As of the 2001 India census,[1] Bishrampur had a population of 12,366. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bishrampur has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 70%. In Bishrampur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bishrampur's economy mainly depends on coal mines. South Eastern Coalfields Limited is the only coal mining company.But now various of small factories and industries are in force. An Indian Oil depo is also been situated.

Bishrampur is a town and a nagar panchayat. It is 12 km south east from the district headquarters Surajpur. National Highway 78 passes through Bishrampur. Asia's largest drag-line machines for coal excavation are located in Bishrampur; they are named Shiv and Shakti. They were imported from United States of America in 1962.[citation needed]


Bishrampur has both government and private schools, using both Hindi and English as teaching languages.

There are two colleges: one is Shashakiya Mahavidyalaya. The second college is a private institution named Veena Girls College. Both colleges are affiliated to Surguja University, Ambikapur.[citation needed]

DAV Public School, Carmel Convent School and Maharana Pratap public school are those who use English as a teaching medium. Alok Mittal & Birjesh Singh who was All India Topper of MAT Exam-February 2008 (Management Aptitude Test) through scoring 800/800 marks is an Alumni of DAV Public School only.

There are also Hindi language schools:

  • Saraswati Sishu Mandir
  • Swami Vivekanand senior secondary school
  • Rajkumar public school
  • Aumbedekar public school
  • Sharda public school
  • Aruna public school
  • Government Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Saraswti Sishu Mandir Girls School
  • Bharat Mata Public School
  • Carmel Convent School
  • Roots Computer centre


There is a railway station 1 km from the Bishrampur Market. The 18242 Durg Ambikapur Express, the 11266 Ambikapur Jabalpur Superfast Express pass through. Local trains, such as ABM, connecting Bishrampur with the cities Raipur, Anuppur, Bilaspur and Jabalpur.

Recent Development[edit]

The construction of one public park Haat Baazar, a bus stand and a new Nagar Panchayat Bhawan, by the Nagar Panchayat (municipal corporation); and the Sai Baba Mandir by local religious groups.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.