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49(B)States & Union Territories

49(B)States & Union Territories

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HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged State on 20 February 1987.Till 1972, it was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Itgained the Union Territory status on 20 January 1972 and renamedas Arunachal Pradesh.
Administratively, the State is divided into sixteen districts. Capital of the State is Itanagar in Papum Para district. Itanagar is named after
Ita fort meaning fort of bricks, built in 14th century AD.
Arunachal Pradesh finds mention in the literature of Kalika Puranaand Mahabharata. This place is the Prabhu Mountaisn of the Puranas.
It was here that sage Pashuram atoned for his sin, sage Vyasameditated King Bismaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishnamarried his Consort Rukmini.
 
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AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
Agriculture is the mainstay of the people of Arunachal Pradesh andmainly depends on jhum cultivation. Encouragement is being givento the cultivation of cash crops like potatoes and horticulture cropslike apples, oranges and pineapples.
TOURIST CENTRES
Places of tourist interest are : Tawang, Dirang, Bomdila, Tipi, ItanagarMalinithan, Likabali, Pasighat, Along, Tezu, Miao, Roing, DaporijoNamdapha, Bhismaknagar, Parashuram Kund and Khonsa.
 

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