|In the erstwhile Madhya Pradesh, Government of Madhya Pradesh, the Directorate of Gazetteers had prepared the district gazetteers for all the 45 districts of the state. Of these 45 district gazetteers, Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Bastar, Raigarh and Surgaja district gazetteers covered all the present 27 districts of Chhattisgarh State.
The Government of India has now advised all the states to prepare gazetteers for their states and districts. The Government of India is desiging a common template for the preparation of new gazetteers.
Mean while the Chhattisgarh Government has appointed a committee to advise the Department of Culture on preparation and publication of the gazetteers.