The state of Gujarat was formed from the division of the Bombay state on May 1, 1960. Bombay state was a state in western India that was created in 1950 when the former Bombay Presidency, a British colonial territory, was reorganized as a state within the newly independent Indian Union.
In 1956, the States Reorganization Act was passed, which aimed to reorganize the states of India along linguistic lines. As a result of this act, Bombay state was divided into the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, with Gujarat being formed from the predominantly Gujarati-speaking areas of the former Bombay state.
May 1, 1960, is celebrated as Gujarat Day to mark the formation of the state of Gujarat. The state is located in western India and is known for its rich cultural heritage, industrial growth, and natural beauty.
In 1960 how many states were there and what were they
In 1960, there were 14 states and 6 union territories in India.
The states were: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Bombay (which was later divided into the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1960), Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras (which was later renamed Tamil Nadu), Orissa (which was later renamed Odisha), Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
The union territories in 1960 were: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, and Tripura.
The States Reorganization Act of 1956 had recently been implemented, which reorganized the states of India along linguistic lines. As a result of this act, several new states were created, including the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, which were formed from the division of the Bombay state on May 1, 1960.
Since 1960, the number of states and union territories in India has increased as new states have been created and existing states have been reorganized. Currently, there are 28 states and 9 union territories in India. The states and union territories are the administrative divisions of the country and are responsible for the administration and governance of their respective regions.
What is States Reorganization Act?
The States Reorganization Act, also known as the States Reorganization Act of 1956, is legislation enacted by the Government of India that reorganized the boundaries of Indian states along linguistic lines. The act was passed by the Parliament of India on August 31, 1956, and came into effect on November 1, 1956. The act aimed to form states that were primarily linguistic in nature, which would allow the people of a particular linguistic group to have a state where the majority of the population spoke their language. The act resulted in the creation of several new states, and the reorganization of the boundaries of several existing states.
Who was the chief minister after the formation of Gujarat
Jivraj Narayan Mehta was the first Chief Minister of Gujarat after the state’s formation on May 1, 1960. Mehta was a member of the Indian National Congress party and served as Chief Minister from May 1, 1960, to April 19, 1963. He was born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, and received his education at Gujarat College in Ahmedabad and at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. Mehta later served as the Governor of Orissa and as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Who was the first central minister after the formation of Gujarat
Gujarat was formed as a state of India on May 1, 1960, as a result of the States Reorganization Act of 1956. The first central minister from Gujarat after the state’s formation was Morarji Desai, who served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the government of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Desai was a member of the Indian National Congress party and represented the Bhavnagar constituency in the Parliament of India. He later served as the Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979.
After the formation of Gujarat, how many districts are there
After the formation of Gujarat on May 1, 1960, there were 16 districts in the state. The districts were Ahmedabad, Amreli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dangs, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kachchh, Kheda, Mehsana, Panchmahal, Rajkot, Sabarkantha, Surat, and Surendranagar. The districts of Gujarat were later reorganized, and as of 2021, there are 33 districts in the state.