Union and its Territories
UNION AND ITS TERRITORIES
To prepare for INDIAN POLITY for any competitive exam, aspirants have to know about Union and its territories. It gives an idea of all the topics important for the IAS Exam and the polity syllabus (GS-II.)
Union and its territories is extremely important for the UPSC exam. This is an essential portion of INDIAN POLITY. As IAS aspirants, you should be thorough with the Union and its territories.
This article will provide you with relevant details about the Union and its territories.
Article 1 of the constitution describes India, i.e. Bharat as a ‘ Union of States ‘. At present we have 28 States and 8 Union Territories ( UTs ). PARLIAMENT can divide a state, merge two states, change the name of any state, increase or decrease the area of any state, etc. For example, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh. Madras was renamed as Tamilnadu etc.
In this article, we will cover the following topics: