Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Chitrakoot one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). Successive governments have often ignored the district’s development and hence has become one of the most remote and cut-off districts in India