The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill for the creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi, in the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein had introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill 2018 Bill in the House on Tuesday. The Assembly passed the by bill by voice vote. Arunachal Pradesh as of now has 22 districts.
The Pakke-Kessang district will be carved out of East Kameng district with five administrative units namely Pakke-Kessangn, Seijosa, Pijiriang, Passa Valley and Dissingn Passo with district headquarters at Lemmi. The Lepa Rada district would be created by bifurcating the Lower Siang district with headquarters at Basar. The district would have four administrative units Tirbin, Basar, Daring and Sago. The Shi-Yomi district would be created by bifurcating the West Siang district with its headquarters at Tato. The district would have four administrative units namely Mechuka, Tato, Pidi and Manigong