Formation of New States in India

At present there are 28 States and 7 Union Territories in India.List of States of India:-

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Assam
4. Bihar
5. Chhattisgarh
6. Goa
7. Gujarat
8. Haryana
9. Himachal Pradesh
10. Jammu and Kashmir
11. Jharkhand
12. Karnataka
13. Kerala
14. Madhya Pradesh
15. Maharashtra
16. Manipur
17. Meghalaya
18. Mizoram
19. Nagaland
20. Orissa
21. Punjab
22. Rajasthan
23. Sikkim
24. Tamil Nadu
25. Tripura
26. Uttarakhand
27. Uttar Pradesh
28. West Bengal

List of Union Territories of India:-

1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Chandigarh
3. The NCT of Delhi
4. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
5. Daman and Diu
6. Lakshadweep
7. Puducherry

The bifurcation of states in India was mostly based on linguistic population in various parts of the country.

However there is demand for further bifurcation of states mosltly based again on languages/ castes and creed.

In the following existing States in India there is demand for further bifurcation of States as indicated below:-

1. Andhra Pradesh- Telangana
2. Andhra Pradesh –Rayalaseema
  (Bifurcation Made and a new State – Telangana Formed wef 02 06 2014)

3. Assam- Bodoland
4. Assam-Karbi Anglong

5. Bihar-Angika speaking State
6. Bihar -Mithila

7. Delhi Union Territory-Delhi State

8. Gujarat- Saurashtra

9. Jammu and Kashmir –Ladakh
10. Jammu and Kashmir -Panun Kashmir

11. Karnataka -Kodagu
12. Karnataka and Kerala -Tulu Nadu

13. Madhyapradesh-. Bagelkhand
14. Madhya Pradesh –Mahakoshal

15. Madhya Pradesh -Vindhya Pradesh
16. Maharashtra -Vidarbha

17. Northern Deccan Plateau- Gondwana

18. Orissa- Koshal

19. Rajasthan -Maru Pradesh

20. Uttar Pradesh- Harit Pradesh
21. Uttar Pradesh -Purvanchal
22. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh- Bundelkhand

23. West Bengal- Gorkhaland
24. West Bengal –Kamtapur

The above list is not exhaustive.

There may arise some more demands for separate state/s.

Whether it is advisable to further break the country into smaller pieces is a question to be answered by administrative and political experts.

The present Central Government of India is having the burden of taking the right decision at the right time in the matter of further dividing the existing states as per the demands made.

“Divide and Rule” is a policy handled by the then British Government which ruled India for more than a century.

It is a fact that if administration is divided into parts, the efficiency will be more, subject to efficient supervision and co-ordination.

It is notable that the Government of India is planning to divide the Internal Affairs Ministry for better administration.

Related Reading:

List of States and Union Territories in India As On 02nd June 2014

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10 years ago

Better Administration! That is just an excuse. Currently , Bihar has 9 divisions, which is good enough to better manage the development. In fact, Development is not one day thing, it happens over time by the contribution of people. And, dividing state has never been the best way to bring development, and it is not going to happen this time also. On one hand, center is creating Purvanchal and Maitilia by merging districts from other states making it too big (31 to 32 districts). On the other hand, center is breaking Bihar into destructively small size. Destructively small size means making Bihar too small to grow and develop. More districts should be added back to Bihar. In fact, center says Maithilia includes only Maithili speaking districts of Bihar and Jharkhand but Maithila unfaithfully also include Magahi, Angika, Santali speaking districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is unfair and unacceptable. This bifurcation of Bihar should be stopped.

12 years ago

more states or the existing states should not be divided further as it would lead to a lot of confusion and problems for the union as well as the state governments.Division of states should not be supported by anyone as it would be like that only when Britishers ruled us.We must be United.

14 years ago

The question of new states is very critical. I have tried to analyze it from all possible angles in my blog

People interested in the topic do read it and leave ur comments. Critics are most welcome 🙂