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Shi Yomi is 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh: 2 more districts to be added



Shi Yomi declared 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh: 2 more districts to be added: Names, Details, Background, Highlights

Shi Yomi has been formally declared as the 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh after it was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.

Shi Yomi was created by bifurcating West Siang district with its headquarters at Tato. It will have four administrative units namely Mechuka, Tato, Pidi and Manigong.

Two more districts Pakke-Kesang and Lepa Rada will also be formally inaugurated soon in December 2018 taking the total to 25.


In August 2018, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly has passed Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for the creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the state.

These new districts were created keeping in view of the large geographical area, inaccessible terrains, growing demands of people, bring the administration to their door-steps and for all-around equal development in all parts of the state.

With the addition of these three new districts, the state will have total 25 districts from earlier 22 districts. Pakke-Kessang district will be carved out of East Kameng district with five administrative units namely Pakke-Kessangn, Seijosa, Pijiriang, Passa Valley and Dissingn Passo with district headquarters at Lemmi. Lepa Rada district will be created by bifurcating Lower Siang district with headquarters at Basar. It will have four administrative units Tirbin, Basar, Daring, and Sago.

Arunachal Pradesh (INDIA)

Formation: 20 February 1987 

Capitals: Guwahati (Judiciary), Itanagar

Districts: 23 (Proposed 25)

Official Language: English

Governor: B. D. Mishra

Chief minister: Pema Khandu


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