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NEW STATES IN INDIA CREATED AFTER 1950

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Following are the new states in India created after 1950.

Andhra Pradesh

Created by the State of Andhra Pradesh Act 1953 by carving our some areas from the State of Chennai

Gujarat and Maharashtra

The State of Mumbai was divided into two States i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Mumbai (Reorganisation) Act 1960

Kerala

Created by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It comprised Travancor and Cochin areas

Karnataka

Created from the Princely State of Mysuru by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It was renamed Karnataka in 1973

Nagaland

It was carved out from the State of Asom by the State of Nagaland Act, 1952

Haryana

It was carved out from the State of Punjab by the Punjab (Reorganisation) Act, 1966

Himachal Pradesh

The Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh was elevated to the status of State by the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970

Meghalaya

First carved out as a sub-State within the State of Asom by 23 Constitutional Amendment Act, 1969. Later in 1971, it received the status of a full-fledged State by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971

Manipura and Tripura

Both these States were elevated from the status of Union-Territories by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971

Sikkim

Sikkim was first given the Status of Associate State by the 35th Constitutional Amendment Act 1974. It got the status of a full State in 1975 by the 36th Amendment Act, 1975

Mizoram

It was elevated to the status of a full State by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986

Arunachal Pradesh

It received the status of a full state by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1896

Goa

Goa was separated from the Union-Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and was made a full-fledged State of Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act 1987. But Daman and Diu remained as Union Territory

Chhattisgarh

Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000

Uttarakhand

Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000

Jharkhand

Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Bihar on November 15, 2000

 

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