Centre says yes to two Nagaland villages’ name change
New Delhi, March 18 (PTI): The Centre has given its consent for changing the names of two villages in Nagaland, taking to nearly two dozen the number of name-change proposals, including those of towns and railway stations, to be cleared in the past one year, officials said.
After the Union Home Ministry’s go-ahead, the ODL Mangkhi village in Tuensang district of the northeastern state will be known as Mungankhun village, a home ministry official said.
The central government has given its ‘no-objection’ to renaming of 22 villages, towns and railway stations across the country since December 2017.
Among the 22 cleared proposals are: Arikkod as Areekode in Malappura (Kerala); Laxman Garh (Adawala) as Adawala in Rajasamand (Rajasthan); Landgewadi as Narsinhagaon in Sangali (Maharashtra); Samphur as Sanphure in Kiphire (Nagaland) and Pindari as PanduPindara in Jind (Haryana).