Question: Which district has recently been declared the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh?
(a) Shi Yomi
- On 9thDecember 2018, Shi Yomi has been declared as the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh.
- The district, consisting of four circles Mechuka, Pidi, Tato and Monigong. Shi Yomi was carved out of West Siang district.
- On 29th August, 2018, the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly had passed a bill for the creation of three new districts — Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi.
- After the formation of Pakke-Kesang and Lepa Rada (in the future), the total number of districts in the state will rise to 25.
- The Pakke-Kessang district has been carved out of East Kameng district, with five administrative units, and Lepa Rada by bifurcating the Lower Siang district, with four administrative units.