Towns and villages renamed in 48 months of Modi regime.

Allahbad renamed as Prayagraj
Allahbad renamed as Prayagraj

In the past one year, the central government has given approval to the renaming of many towns and villages across the country. The proposals to change the names of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Faizabad to Ayodhya are yet to be receive approval of ministry of the Uttar Pradesh government. Several proposals, including the renaming of West Bengal as ‘Bangla’, are also pending with the central government.

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Here are some name proposals that have been approved so far:


   Old name

      New Name 

Rajahmundry in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Rajamahendravaram
Outer Wheeler  in Bhadrak district of Odisha A P J Abdul Kalam Island
Arikkod in Malappura district of Kerala Areekode
Pindari in Jind district of Haryana Pandu-Pindara
Samphur in Kiphire district of Nagaland Sanphure
Landgewadi in Sangali district of Maharashtra Narsinhagaon
Garhi Sampla in Rohtak district of Haryana Ch. Sir Chhotu Ram Nagar
Khatu Kalan village in Nagour district of Rajasthan Bari Khatu
Mihgawan’Tilia in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh Mihgawan Ghat
Mihgawan Chhakka in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh Mihgawan Sarkar Ghat
Shukratal Khadar as Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh Sukhtirth Khadar
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The home ministry considers renaming proposals as per the laid down guidelines, this after consultations and consent from the Ministry of Railways, Department of Posts and Survey of India. The concerned ministries provide a no-objection confirming that no such town or village is named the same in the records.

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