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Maharashtra To Change Caste-Based Names Of Localities: Report

The choice to rename localities was taken to keep up social concord, officers say (Representational)


Caste-based names of localities within the state shall be modified, the Maharashtra authorities has introduced.

The choice was taken through the cupboard assembly, stated a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

Names comparable to Mahar-wada, Bouddh-wada, Mang-wada, Dhor-vasti, Brahman-wada, Mali-galli are commonplace however they’re unbecoming in a progressive state like Maharashtra, it stated.

Such names typically point out that members of a specific neighborhood stay within the space.

The choice to rename these localities was taken to keep up social concord and nationwide unity, the CMO assertion stated.


These localities shall be given new names comparable to Samata Nagar, Bhim Nagar, Jyotinagar, Shahunagar, Kranti Nagar.

Earlier, the state authorities had renamed the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Puraskar (award) as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Samajbhushan Puraskar.

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