Districts reduced in Assam

Article: “Number of districts in State reduced to 31 


  • In a major development, the Assam Cabinet took a decision to merge four districts with existing four districts, and redrew boundaries in 14 other places.
  • As per the decision,
  1. Biswanath district will be merged with Sonitpur,
  2. Hojai with Nagaon,
  3. Bajali with Barpeta and
  4. Tamulpur will be merged with Baksa.
  • The Election Commission, on December 27, announced fresh delimitation of 126 Assembly and 14 Parliamentary seats and banned creation of new administrative units with effect from January 1. While there would be no increase in seats due to delimitation, boundaries of some constituencies would get redrawn.
  • These decisions were taken on the last day of the year as the EC will initiate the delimitation exercise.