With the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh formally coming into existence, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday released a new map of India with 28 states and 9 Union Territories.
The new political map comes two days after the state of Jammu and Kashmir was officially bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, in line with the August 5 announcement ending the special status of the state under Article 370.
On Friday, the Lieutenant Governors of the two UTs took the oath of office along with the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Last week, the Union government appointed serving IAS officer of Gujarat cadre Girish Chandra Murmu as the LG of Jammu and Kashmir, and retired bureaucrat of Tripura cadre Radha Krishna Mathur as LG of Ladakh.
A new map of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The new map of Jammu and Kashmir.
With the inclusion of J&K and Ladakh, here is the full list of UTs in India:
1. Andaman and Nicobar
3. Daman and Diu
4. Dadar and Nagar Haveli
6. Jammu and Kashmir
Complete list of Indian states:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
9. Himachal Pradesh
13. Madhya Pradesh
23. Tamil Nadu
26. Uttar Pradesh
28. West Bengal