Rajasthan to Establish Three New Districts Ahead of Assembly Election

Rajasthan to Establish Three New Districts Ahead of Assembly Election
Rajasthan to Establish Three New Districts Ahead of Assembly Election

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a significant step in the state’s governance landscape by proposing the establishment of three new districts: Malpura, Sujangarh, and Kuchman City. This strategic decision, made in anticipation of the forthcoming Assembly election, will bring the total count of districts in Rajasthan to 53, following the creation of 17 additional districts earlier in the same year. The move underscores the government’s commitment to addressing public demands and adhering to recommendations from a high-level committee, demonstrating its proactive response to the needs of the people.

The creation of these new districts not only reflects the government’s dedication to meeting the demands of its constituents but also signifies its willingness to be guided by the insights provided by the high-level committee. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has emphasized that future district demarcation decisions will continue to be influenced by the committee’s valuable reports.

Here is a breakdown of the new districts:

  • Malpura: This district will be carved out of the existing Tonk district.
  • Sujangarh: Sujangarh will emerge as a new district, carved from the Churu district.
  • Kuchaman City: Kuchaman City will attain district status, separated from Nagaur.

The timing of this announcement is particularly noteworthy, coming just ahead of the implementation of the model code of conduct for the scheduled Assembly election in December. It underscores the government’s proactive approach in addressing public demands and needs, reflecting its dedication to responsive governance.

The high-level committee, chaired by former civil servant Ram Lubhaya, played a pivotal role in recommending the creation of these districts. In an effort to ensure comprehensive input from the public regarding district formation, the committee’s tenure was extended by six months. This extension aimed to address concerns and protests from various parts of the state, allowing citizens to provide their suggestions and opinions regarding the inclusion of specific areas or the demand for new districts.