IMPHAL: The Manipur government has decided to form seven new districts making it a total of 16 districts in the state.
The new districts are Tengnoupal (from Chandel) , Kakching ( from Thoubal), Pherjawl (from Churachandpur ), Kamjong (from Ukhrul), Noney (from Tamenglong), Jiribam (from Imphal East), Kangpokpi (from Senapati).
The state government has appointed all the DC and SP for the new districts.
Officials said the state Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh discussed the matter of demand of creation of new districts.
Economic blockade had been imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) opposing creation of new districts. After a long discussion, it had decided to form the new districts. The announcement was made shortly after midnight.
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