Andhra Pradesh To Get 13 New Districts in State, Takes Total to 26
The Andhra government issued a new draft notification for carving out 13 new districts in the state under the AP Districts Formation Act, Section 3(5).
Amaravati: On the eve of Republic Day, the Andhra government issued a new draft notification for carving out 13 new districts in the state under the AP Districts Formation Act, Section 3(5). These have been carved out from the existing 13 districts, bringing the number of districts in the state to 26.
The new names of the new 13 districts are as follows, Manyam, Alluri Sitharama Raju, Anakapalli, Kakinada, Kona Seema, Eluru, NTR District, Bapatla, Palnadu, Nandyal, Sri Satyasai, Annamayya and Sri Balaji district. The names of the existing 13 districts include Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Anantapuram, Kadapa, Kurnool, and Chittoor were also carried while forming the new districts.
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CM Reddy had earlier declared he intended to create new districts for administrative efficiency. He also indicated the districts would be created based on the number of Parliamentary constituencies in the state, 25.
Here is a list of the new and the respective headquarters.
1. Srikakulam – Srikakulam
2. Vizianagaram – Vizianagaram
3. Manyam Dist – Parvathipuram (new)
4. Alluri Sitharama Raju District – Paderu (new)
5. Visakhapatnam – Visakhapatnam
6. Anakapalli – Anakapalli (new)
7. Kakinada – Kakinada (new)
8. Kona Seema – Amalapuram (new)
9. East Godavari – Rajamahendravaram
10. West Godavari – Bheemavaram
11. Eluru – Eluru (new)
12. Krishna – Machilipatnam
13. NTR District – Vijayawada (new)
14. Guntur – Guntur
15. Bapatla – Bapatla (new)
16. Palnadu – Narsaraopeta (new)
17. Prakasam – Ongole
18. SPS Nellore – Nellore
19. Kurnool – Kurnool
20. Nandyal – Nandyal (new)
21. Ananthapuram – Ananthapuram
22. Sri Satyasai District – Puttaparthy (new)
23. YSR Kadapa – Kadapa
24. Annamayya District – Rayachoty (new)
25. Chittoor – Chittoor
26. Sri Balaji Dist. – Tirupati (new)
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