CM Gehlot Divides Rajasthan Into 53 Districts, Ahead Of Assembly Elections
Rajasthan had 33 districts until 2022. But now, the total number of districts in Rajasthan will increase to 53, meaning 20 new districts within just 6 months.
The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to create three new districts in the state. The new districts are called Malpura, Sujangarh, and Kuchaman City.
Rajasthan had 33 districts only till 2022. Till last month, Rajasthan had 50 districts, but with the addition of these three new districts, the total number of districts will increase to 53.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the decision to create these new districts was made based on the demands of the public and the recommendations of a high-level committee.
The Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, announced this news on a social media platform. This is the second time this year that the Congress government has created new districts in Rajasthan.
Here is the list of 3 newly announced districts of Rajasthan:
- Kuchaman City
In March 2023, the government of Rajasthan had decided to create 19 new districts and three new divisions in the state. This means that some existing districts will be divided into smaller districts.
Jaipur district was divided into Jaipur and Jaipur Rural. Similarly Jodhpur district is divided into Jodhpur and Jodhpur Rural. These new districts and divisions officially started functioning on August 7, 2023.
Here is the list of 19 additional districts of Rajasthan:
- Jaipur Rural
- Jodhpur Rural
- Gangapur City
- Neem ka Thana
The Ashok Gehlot led government claims that it was public demand. Creating these new districts will improve governance and make it easier for people to access government services.
They argue that it will reduce the distance people have to travel to reach district headquarters, which can be beneficial.
However, we don’t have any such public demand for these new districts. This raises questions about whether this decision is politically motivated, especially considering that it comes just before the Rajasthan Assembly elections and the enforcement of the code of conduct.
Dividing a state into numerous districts can have adverse effects. It can lead to administrative challenges, increased bureaucracy, and a strain on resources.
It’s essential to consider whether creating 22 new districts within just 6 months is a wise move for the state.
The situation reminds us of India’s history after Independence. There were 2 individuals who wanted to be the 1st Prime Minister.
They found the solution through the help of Britishers. The political agendas led to the division of the country into two parts.