RAIPUR, June 12 -- About six months into his tenure, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has called for an integrated strategy that blends judicious industrialisation with sustainable development, sensitive to the lifestyles of the tribals, who form over a third of the central Indian state's 26 million population.

The plan may well be referred to as the 'Chhattisgarh Model of Development'.

Baghel was speaking at an Intellectuals' Meet organised by the Chhattisgarh-based Group of Thinkers, comprising former civil servants, thought leaders, academics and media persons, over the weekend.

Asserting that the system had lost the trust of the tribal people ("hamne unka vishwas kho diya hai), the Chief Minister insisted that for his state...