Creation of new district in Telangana

K. Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurates Siddipet district

Question: Recently how many new districts has been created in Telangana?
(a) 10
(b) 15
(c) 21
(d) 20
Ans: (c)
Related facts:

  • On auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dasami, 11 October 2016 Telangana Government had redrawn its map by creating 21 new districts.
  • With these, the total number of districts of the youngest state of India went up to 31.
  • Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao formally inaugurated Siddipet district which is carved out of Medak district.
  • This move will help in effective monitoring and implementation of welfare schemes.
  • The government has also created 25 new revenue divisions, 125 new mandals, four new police commissionerates, 23 new police subdivisions, 28 new circles and 91 police stations.
  • Telangana, which has a population of 3.5 crore, was carved out of Andhra Pradesh and it came into existence as India’s 29th state on June 2, 2014.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/k-chandrasekhar-rao-inaugurates-siddipet-district/article9207872.ece
http://www.ndtv.com/telangana-news/telangana-map-redrawn-adding-21-new-districts-1472800
https://www.facebook.com/TelanganaCMO/photos/?tab=album&album_id=533494013522122

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