June 20, 2014
Alipurduar to become Bengal`s twentieth district on June 25
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Fridayannounced the creation of Alipurduar as a new district by bifurcating theJalpaiguri district in the State Assembly. Alipurduar, which was a sub-divisionof Jalpaiguri, will become the twentieth district of West Bengal.
After bifurcation, Jalpaiguri district toconsist of Jalpaiguri Sadar and Malbazar sub-divisions. Alipurduar district willformally come into existence on June 25. The Chief Minister, during her visitto North Bengal in the first week of June, had said the decision was awaitingjudicial consent.
Speaking in the Assembly, the ChiefMinister said that bifurcation of Jalpaiguri will help in speeding up administrativework.