Indian Current Affairs August 2013

Telangana to become India’s 29th State

Telangana is a new proposed state to be separated out from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The city of Hyderabad would serve as the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next 10 years. On 30 July 2013 the ruling Congress party announced its intention to carve Telangana out of AP as the 29th state of Republic of India. The timeline for the creation of the new state involves an elaborate process, which has been allotted a 122 days, or at least four months.
The split has to be approved by the Indian Parliament before the state is officially created. With a population topping 35 million people, the new state will have 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 Assembly seats.

Since Telangana was merged with Andhra state to form Andhra Pradesh in 1956, there were several agitations in Telangana aimed to invalidate the merger and to nullify the decision to unify the two entities. 

Telangana is situated in the central stretch of the eastern seaboard of the Indian Peninsula. Out of the 3 regions of the state of AP, Telangana has the largest area, with 114,800 square kilometres. The Deccan plateau is drained by two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna. Around 69% of the Krishna River and around 79% of the Godavari River catchment area is in Telangana. (wiki)

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