Creation of new states only after consensus: Govt

Noting that creation of any new state has wide ramifications, the government Wednesday said it moves in the matter only when there is a broad consensus in the parent state and after taking into consideration all relevant factors.

New Delhi: Noting that creation of any new
state has wide ramifications, the government on Wednesday said it
moves in the matter only when there is a broad consensus in
the parent state and after taking into consideration all
relevant factors.

Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed the
Rajya Sabha that the creation of any new state has wide
ramifications and direct bearing on the federal polity of the
country.

"The Government of India moves in the matter only when
there is a broad consensus in the parent state, that one part
thereof may be separated to form a new state. Government takes
decision on the matter of formation of new states after taking
into consideration all relevant factors. Action by the
government would depend on the felt need and general
consensus," he said in a written reply.

The minister said under the backward regions grant fund,
Central assistance is granted to identified backward districts
/regions. Besides, state-specific need based special
dispensation is made as and when required through existing
programmes, schemes under annual/five year plans.

PTI

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