- Balod was one of the new districts that were formed in 2012 and became the 27th district of Chhattisgarh
- Balod district came into existence on Jan 1 2012
- On 1 January 2012 it was notified as Civil District though revenue district was declared from 10 January 2012
- Before formation,it was part of Durg district
- Currently Balod has one college, one court, one CHC ( Community Health Center ), and a jail.