State Reorganization Commission Recommendation | Madhya Pradesh General Knowledge

State Reorganization Commission Recommendation | Madhya Pradesh General Knowledge
Posted on 21-04-2022

State Reorganization Commission Recommendation

  • Most of the old Madhya Pradesh was also included in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which was formed in 1956 on the basis of the recommendation of the States Reorganization Commission . 
  • The demand for reorganization of states on the basis of language in the country had started even before independence. The main political party of India opposed the reorganization of states on the basis of language and recommended the reorganization of states on the basis of administrative convenience.
  • There was strong opposition to the recommendations of the commission but in the Jaipur session of the Congress, the committee of Jawaharlal Nehru , and Lallabhbhai Patel and Pattabhisitaramaiah gave a decision in favor of the rate commission .
  • After the publication of the report of the committee, the supporters of the reorganization of the states on linguistic basis intensified the movement. Telugu Potti Sri Ramulu, who was on a hunger strike in support of the demand, died 52 days later on December 15 , 1852 On December 19 , 1952 , Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced the formation of a separate Andhra Pradesh state for Telugu speakers and Andhra Pradesh, formed on October , 1953, became the first state in the country to be formed on the basis of language.
  • The Central Government constituted a three-member States Reorganization Commission on 22 December 1953 . The chairman of the commission, Justice Fazal Ali and member K. s. Panikkar and Hridaynath were Kunzru .
  • The commission submitted its report to the Central Government on 30 December 1955 . Based on the recommendations of the Commission, Part A. The Indian Union was divided into 16 states and union territories by eliminating the classification of , BC D.
  • One of these states was Madhya Pradesh. Thus Madhya Pradesh was re-created in a new shape on November 1 , 1956 . 
  • Bhopal was the capital of the new Madhya Pradesh. Its geographical location was 18° to 26°30' north latitude and north latitude and 74° to 84°30' east longitude. Its area was 4,43,446 square kilometers making it the largest state by area in the country.
  • In 1956 there were 43 districts in Madhya Pradesh . Bhopal and Rajnandgaon were made districts in 1972 , increasing the number of districts to 45 .
  • On the recommendation of Singhdeo and Dubey Commission, 16 new districts were formed but on November , 2000 , Chhattisgarh became a separate state and 16 districts became part of Chhattisgarh. 


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