The former princely state of Sikkim, located at a strategically important point on the border between India and China, was integrated into India in 1975 as its 22nd state.
Which state became the part of India in 1975?
Sikkim became the 22nd State of India Vide Constitution(36th Amendment) Act 1975.
How did Sikkim join India?
India prepared a constitution for Sikkim that was approved by its national assembly in 1974. In a special referendum held in 1975, more than 97 percent of the electorate voted for the merger of Sikkim with India. Sikkim became the 22nd state of India on May 16, 1975.
When did Sikkim become a state of India when did Bihar become a state?
It was on 16 May 1975 that Sikkim, India’s least populous state officially became a part of India.
Who merged Sikkim state in India?
India took control of Sikkim in April 1973 as its associate state as the people overthrew the monarchy. On April 9, 1975, the Sikkim Parliament announced the king was deposed and declared Sikkim had become part of India through a referendum.
Why is Sikkim so rich?
Sikkim is India’s third-richest state (after Delhi and Chandigarh), by per capita income. Its literacy rate is India’s seventh highest. In 2008, it was declared India’s first open defecation-free state. … That’s not just more than triple the Indian average of 10.6 but way above the global average of 11.4.
What is the old name of Sikkim?
According to folklore, after establishing Rabdentse as his new capital, Bhutia king Tensung Namgyal built a palace and asked his Limbu Queen to name it. The Lepcha people, the original inhabitants of Sikkim, called it Nye-mae-el, meaning “paradise”.
Is Goa a union territory or a state?
On 30 May 1987 Goa was conferred statehood and Daman and Diu was made a separate union territory. Goa is situated on the western coast of the Indian Peninsula.
Which is largest city in Sikkim?
Sikkim’s capital and largest city is Gangtok.
|Area||7096 Sq. Kms.|
|Total Forest Cover||47.34%|
Who is the current CM of Sikkim?
List of chief ministers of Sikkim
|Chief Minister of Sikkim|
|Incumbent Prem Singh Tamang since 27 May 2019|
|Style||The Honourable (Formal) Mr. Chief Minister (Informal)|
|Status||Head of Government|