Chronology of states' bifurcation

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New Delhi:  Telengana, when it is eventually created, will become India's 29th state.

The process for the formation of a new state is:

Step 1: Presidential reference is sent to state Assembly
Step 2: After Presidential reference, a resolution is tabled and passed in Assembly
Step 3: Assembly has to pass a Bill creating the new state 
Step 4: A separate Bill has to be ratified by Parliament

Here's the chronology of states' bifurcation in India till date:

1947 - Provinces and around 550 princely states were merged with existing provinces

1953 - Andhra Pradesh was carved out of Madras. States' reorganisation commission was formed

1953 - Northeast Frontier Agency was formed

1956 - 14 states and 6 UTs were created

1960 - Bombay state split into Maharashtra and Gujarat

1963 - Nagaland carved out of Assam

1966 - Haryana and Himachal Pradesh carved out of Punjab state

1972 - Meghalaya , Manipur and Tripura were formed

1975 - Sikkim became part of Indian union

1987 - Goa and Arunachal Pradesh became states ( earlier these were UTs )

2000 - Uttaranchal ( out of UP ) , Jharkhand ( out of Bihar ) and Chhattisgarh ( out of Madhya Pradesh ) were formed

PENDING STATE DEMANDS

Vidarbha ( out of Maharashta )

Harit Pradesh (out of UP )

Poorvanchal , Bundelkhand ( out of UP and MP )

Kosala ( out of Orissa )

Gorkhaland (out of West Bengal )
 

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