Telangana redraws its map by adding 21 new districts:
Telangana redraws its map by adding 21 new districts on Tuesday, nearly two-and-half years after it came into existence as India’s 29th state. As a Dasara gift to people, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government unveiled the new districts with an aim to improve administration at the grassroots level.
This has taken the total number of districts in India’s youngest state to 31. It’s Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao formally inaugurated Siddipet district at 11:13 am, the auspicious time set by astrologers. Siddipet is the home district of the Chief Minister and carved out of Medak district.
Before unveiling the plaque, Mr. Rao unfurled the national flag and performed religious rituals. Simultaneously, 20 other new districts were inaugurated by his cabinet colleagues. The state, which has a population of 3.5 crores, was carved out of Andhra Pradesh and it came into existence as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014.