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TNPSC New States of India after 1950

NEW STATES OF INDIA After 1950

The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, Organizing them along Linguistic Lines.

The Act came into effect at the same time as the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956, which restructured the constitutional framework for India's existing states and the requirements to pass the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 under the provisions of Articles 3 & 4 of the constitution.

1. Andhra Pradesh
  • Created by the State of Andhra Pradesh Act 1953 by carving our some areas from the State of Chennai on 01 November 1956.
2. Gujarat and Maharashtra
  • The State of Mumbai was divided into two States i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Mumbai (Reorganisation) Act 1960
3. Kerala
  • Created by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It comprised Travancor and Cochin and Chennai areas
4. Karnataka
  • Created from the Princely State of Mysuru by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It was renamed Karnataka in 1973.
5. Nagaland
  • It was carved out from the State of Asom by the State of Nagaland Act, 1952.
6. Haryana
  • It was carved out from the State of Punjab by the Punjab (Reorganisation) Act, 1966.
7. Himachal Pradesh
  • The Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh was elevated to the status of State by the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970
8. 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
9. Manipur and Tripura
  • Both these States were elevated from the status of Union-Territories by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971
10. 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
11. Mizoram
  • It was elevated to the status of a full State by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986.
12. Arunachal Pradesh
  • It received the status of a full state by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1896.
13. 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
14. Chhattisgarh
  • Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000.
15. Uttarakhand
  • Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000.
16. Jharkhand
  • Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Bihar on November 15, 2000.
17. Telangana
  • Telangana is 29th state of India. It was formed on 02 June 2014 Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

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