Former Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav dies

Former Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav passed away in Lucknow after prolonged illness.

Mr. Yadav served as the Madhya Pradesh Governor from August 26, 2011 to September 7, 2016. The veteran Congress leader was also Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister from 1977-79.

Madhya Pradesh:

Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris.
Area: 308,245 km²
Founded: November 1, 1956
Population: 73.34 million (2012)
Capitals: Bhopal, Jabalpur (Judiciary)

  • The geographical position of a country or a state goes a long way in impacting the course of historical events and also its economic development. It also influences the outlook of its citizens and their behavior. Madhya Pradesh occupying geographical the central position in the country, is veritably the heart of India.
  • Madhya Pradesh, India’s second largest state, which occupies 9.38% of the country’s area, is also the second richest state in terms of its mineral resources. Primarily, it has an agricultural and pastoral economy. Industrial development is primarily concentrated in the more advance districts like Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur.