SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    What was the criterion for reorganization of India's states after Independence?

    A)  Caste  

    B)  Religion

    C)  Language

    D)  Relief features

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Immediately after Independence, demands for creating new states on the basis of language started gaining strength. The first linguistically based Andhra state was created by separating Telugu speaking areas from the composite Madras state on October 1, 1953. Telangana area was added to Andhra state and Andhra Pradesh was formed on November 1, 1956. The formation of Andhra state in 1953 quickly sparked renewed demand of political recognition by other linguistic and cultural groups. This led to the appointment of States Reorganization Commission in December, 1953. The commission submitted its report on 30 September, 1955, recommending reorganization of lndia into 16 states and 3 territories. The government accepted the major part of the report but proposed the reorganization of India into 15 states and 7 territories. Finally, Parliament passed the States Reorganization Act, 1956 reorganizing India into 14 states and 6 union territories as on 1st November, 1956.

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