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In a major development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday announced his government's decision to create 19 new districts and three new divisions in the state. The Chief Minister made these announcements while addressing the state assembly on Friday.
With the formation of 19 new districts, the state will now have a total of 50 districts, the Chief Minister said. Interestingly, Gehlot made these announcements ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan.
"We received demands for the formation of some new districts in the state. We had formed a high-level committee to examine these proposals and we have received the final report...I now announce the formation of new districts in the state," Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot told the Assembly.
The new districts are: Anupgarh, Balotra, Beawar, Deeg, Didwana-Kuchaman City, Dudu, Gangapur City, Jaipur North, Jaipur South, Jodhpur East, Jodhpur West, Kekri, Kotputli, Khairthal, Neemkathana, Phalodi, Salumbar, Sanchore, Shahpura (Bhilwara)