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Shi Yomi becomes 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

got its 23rd district on Sunday with the formal inauguration of Shi Yomi, carved out of the West district, officials said.

Two more districts would be created, which would increase the total number of districts to 25, they said.

of read out the notification for creation of district in presence of and Union for Home Kiren Rijiju, an official release said.

"The district, consisting of four circles -- Mechuka, Pidi, Tato and Monigong -- was carved out of West district," Khandu said.

Owing to its large geographical area, inaccessible terrains and the district being far from these four circles, the state assembly gave its nod to the creation of the new district, he said.

The Assembly had on August 29 passed a bill for the creation of three new districts -- Pakke-Kesang, and

The district has been carved out of East Kameng district, with five administrative units, and by bifurcating the Lower district, with four administrative units.

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First Published: Sun, December 09 2018. 21:20 IST