Baikunth

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Baikunth is a small planned township in Chhattisgarh state of India. It is located 40 kilometres (25 miles) away from Raipur city on the Raipur-Bilaspur railway line. It was created for housing the employees of the Century Cement manufacturing plant, which became operational in the early 1970s and is under the control of B.K. Birla group of companies.

The name Baikunth was derived from the first letters of the 3 villages that surrounded it - Ba from Bahesar, Kun from Kundru and T from Tandwa.

The township has a population of approx 3000,[citation needed] but it employs a lot more folks from nearby villages and towns.

At its inception, this place had just 3 trees. By the end of 2015, this place had more than 471,000 trees.[citation needed] The township has 3 distinct zones: Mine that provides the limestone, the cement manufacturing plant and the residential quarters with club, school, college, hospital, shopping centre, temples, airstrip, parks and playgrounds.

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