Current Affairs: Union Government Approved Gurgaon Changed Name as "Gurugram"
Central Government grants approval, Gurgaon turns "Gurugram"
- The Central Government has accorded its approval for change in the name of Gurgaon to Gurugram.
- This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal while interacting with media persons at Panchkula, near Chandigarh on 27.09.2016. He said that now both the city as well as the District of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram.
- Gurgaon also known as Gurugram, is a city in the Indian state of Haryana and is located in the National Capital Region of India. It is 32 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of New Delhi and 268 kilometres (167 miles) southwest of Chandigarh, the state capital.
- As of 2011, Gurgaon had a population of 876,824. Witnessing rapid urbanization, Gurgaon has become a leading financial and industrial hub with the third highest per capital income in India.
- Historically known as Gurugram, the city's economic growth story started when the leading Indian automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited established a manufacturing plant in Gurgaon in the 1970s.
- Today, Gurgaon has local offices for more than 250 Fortune 500 companies.