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New States in India after 1950

Andhra Pradesh - Created by the State of Andhra Pradesh Act 1953 by carving our some areas from the State of Chennai.

Gujarat and Maharashtra - The State of Bombay was divided into two States i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Mumbai (Reorganisation) Act 1960.


Kerala- Created by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It comprised Travancor and Cochin areas.

Karnataka
- Created from the Princely State of Mysuru by the State Reorganisation Act, 1956. It was renamed Karnataka in 1973.

Nagaland - It was carved out from the State of Asom by the State of Nagaland Act, 1952.

Haryana - It was carved out from the State of Punjab by the Punjab (Reorganisation) Act, 1966.

Himachal Pradesh - The Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh was elevated to the status of State by the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970.

Meghalaya - First carved out as a sub-State within the State of Asom by 23 Constitutional Amendment Act, 1969. Later in 1971, it received the status of a full-fledged State by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971.

Manipura and Tripura - Both these States were elevated from the status of Union-Territories by the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971.

Sikkim - Sikkim was first given the Status of Associate State by the 35th Constitutional Amendment Act 1974. It got the status of a full State in 1975 by the 36th Amendment Act, 1975.

Mizoram - It was elevated to the status of a full State by the State of Mizoram Act, 1986.

Arunachal Pradesh - It received the status of a full state by the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1896.

Goa -  Goa was separated from the Union-Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and was made a full-fledged State of Goa, Daman and Diu Reorganisation Act 1987. But Daman and Diu remained as Union Territory.

Chhattisgarh -     Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000.

Uttarakhand - Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000.

Jharkhand - Formed by the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2000 by dividing Bihar on November 15, 2000.

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