Bilaspur district is endowed with two economic resources viz. agricultural land and fishery.
The district is a well-known center of pilgrimage. Naina Devi Ji is the famous pilgrimage centre.
Fair and festivals are interwoven in the daily lives of the people of this district.
Bhakra Dam, the highest straight gravity dam in the world is situated in Naina Devi sub Tehsil.
Kandror Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the Asia and Gobind Sagar Lake occupies the predominant position amongst the places of tourist interest.
Limestone is available in abundance.
One cement plant has been set up by the A.C.C. Pvt. Ltd., at Barmana.
Gold, pyrite, and gypsum are found in Malyawar forests Quartzite’s in Sungal, Bandla, and Chamlok, etc.
Livestock is the main wealth next to the agricultural of a large chunk of the rural population.
Road transport is the life of the economy of the district.
All the important places are linked with roads.
Bilaspuri or Kahluri is principal mother tongue of about 80 percent of the population.
The inhabitants of the district have their staple food is maize, rice and occasionally wheat.
Bilaspur being situated in sub tropical region the clothing requirement is light.
Several special dishes are prepared during the festival season.
Diwali, Holi, Ramnavami, Naina Devi fair, Janamashtami etc. are the famous festivals of the people.
Contribution of the District:
- The district has provided the saints like Maharishi Vyas and Maharishi Markandey.
- The district has also provided the renowned freedom fighters.
- Famous Bhakra Dam is situated in the district.