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Namsai became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh

Nov 27, 2014 18:30 IST

Namsai on 25 November 2014 officially became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki made the declaration.

The Chief Minister exhorted the officials to prepare a master plan for the new district and the state government would extend all possible help.

The State Legislative Assembly passed the District re-organisation Bill on 20 March 2013 for creation of Namsai district and notification was issued on 15 July 2013. The formal announcement was made during the 68th Independence Day celebration on 15th August 2014.

The nascent district has a population of 95950 as per 2001 census and has an area of 1587 square kilometres with a literacy rate of 54.24 percent.

It is inhabited by the Tai Khampti, Singpho, Deori and Mishing tribes. The district also has a high potential of growth in the tourism sector, particularly in the spiritual segment with numerous temples and stupas making it an abode of the Theravada Buddhists.

On the socio-economic front, tea has become a dominant industry while rubber is picking up pace. Paddy has been the major crop in the agriculture sector.

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