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India Now has 28 states, 9 UTs as J&K, Ladakh become UTs


India Now has 28 states, 9 UTs as J&K, Ladakh become UTs



According to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, the appointed day for the two Union Territories J&K and Ladakh was October 31.

This is for the first time that a state is converted into two Union Territories.

The total number of states in the country will now be 28 while the total Union Territories will go up to 9.

Girish Chandra Murmu and R K Mathur, who have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governors for the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh respectively, will be sworn-in at separate functions to be held in Srinagar and Leh.