Ahmedabad: The state cabinet, which met on Wednesday under the leadership of CM Narendra Modi, gave in-principle approval for creation of seven new districts and 22 new talukas in the state.
There are currently 26 districts in the state. The number will go up to 33 with the creation of these new districts. The division and re-organisation of the new districts and talukas is part of the state government’s move to decentralise administration for fast and efficient service.
The seven proposed districts are Aravalli, Gir-Somnath, Botad district, Chhota Udepur, Mahisagar, Morbi, and Dwarka, officials said.
The newly-created talukas are Gir-Gadhada, Junagadh City, Lakhni, Gozaria, Jesar, Khergam, Shankheshwar, Saraswati, Vapi, Vaghai, Jotana, Netrang, Suigam, Thangadh, Dholera, Vinchhia, Fagwel, Galteshwar, Bodeli, Poshina, Sanjeli and Subir. Modi had announced the creation of new districts and talukas for administrative convenience and geographical reasons during the course of his month-long Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra undertaken ahead of the assembly elections.
Modi had said that the new districts and talukas would come into existence from January 26. However, it may actually take some time for the new districts and talukas to come into being.