There are 28 states and 8 union territories in India.
The three new states formed in November 2000, namely Uttaranchal, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh.
On the 5th of August 2020, State J&K converted into two union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh by govt. of India.
The administrative power and responsibilities of the country are divided among the central government and various units in the form of states and union territories.
Sates in India
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Naidu
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
Union Territories are small administrative units directly under the control of the central government. It has a lieutenant governor as an administrator who is a representative of the president and is appointed by the central government.
Union Territories have no representation in the Rajya Sabha, except Delhi and Puducherry.
Union Territories in India
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Dadra, Nagar, Haveli, Damar, and Diu
- Jammu and Kashmir
Area wise Rajasthan is the biggest state (342,239 sq. km) and Goa is the smallest (3,702 sq. km)
Population Wise Uttar Pardesh is the most populous state in India and Sikkim the least.
India the second most populous and seventh-largest country (area-wise) in the world.