The formation of new districts in Andhra Pradesh stuck because of the census:
It is learned that the process of formation of new districts in Andhra Pradesh has come to a halt. It seems to be postponed due to the census process.
The formation of new districts in the state of Andhra Pradesh seems likely to be temporarily halted. The process is likely to stall due to central government directives. The 2021 census has become an obstacle to the formation of a new district. Key issues came to light through an application made under the right to information Act.
The Central Government has already directed that no changes or additions should be made in the district, zone, and village revenue areas till the completion of the census. This is likely to put a brake on the formation of districts in the state till the completion of the nationwide census. The nationwide census has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation is similar in the state. With this, it seems likely that the formation of new districts in AP will take another year and a half.
It is learned that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced that districts will be formed in the state by Lok Sabha constituencies. As part of this, it has been announced that 26 districts will be formed in the state. The process of formation of a new district is likely to be temporarily halted