India’s history after independence shows smaller states have been better at development.
The latest example of successful small state formation has been in 2000. Three new states were formed – Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Uttarakhand. These three were neglected regions of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. But after 2000 these three small states have made rapid strides in development.
This shows that smaller states brings pressure from people on local politicians for development. The control of money when given to smaller states brings better results. For example, Ranchi, Raipur and Dehradun were three underdeveloped and neglected cities. After they became state capitals of these three new states, they have rapidly developed and today are modern cities.
In India there is already a demand for new states on basis of language, culture, history and economic neglect. The formation of these new states will bring economic development for them and the entire country.
These 10 proposed new states are:-
1. Kongu Nadu (Tamil Nadu)
2. Karu Nadu (Karnataka)
3. Gorkhaland (West Bengal)
4. Bundelkhand (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh)
5. Braj Pradesh (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh)
6. Mithila (Bihar and Jharkhand)
7. Vidarbha (Maharashtra)
8. Konkan (Maharashtra)
9. Purvanchal (Uttar Pradesh)
10. Awadh (Uttar Pradesh)