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