Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh now will have 72 revenue divisions in 26 districts. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said 13 new districts were carved out taking the overall number to 26 in the state. "We have seen the development through decentralized administration in the form of village and ward secretariats. We are now decentralizing at the district level as well. From now on, we have at least one parliamentary constituency per district," he said.
Extending good wishes to newly posted IAS, IPS officers Jagan urged officials to ensure that the schemes announced by the government benefit the people. CM was interacting with collectors posted in the new districts during the virtual meeting.
Jagan said there are 26 districts in Arunachal Pradesh which has less population than Andhra Pradesh. "No other state in the country has such a large population for a district, and the formation of districts is very much needed for Andhra with a population of about 4.96 crore," he said.