The Centre has authorized renaming of three locations in Madhya Pradesh specifically Hoshangabad Nagar as “Narmadapuram”, Shivpuri as “Kundeshwar Dham” and Babai as “Makhan Nagar”. Babai has been renamed after the famend journalist and poet Makhanlal Chaturvedi , officers mentioned.

Based on officers,the proposals have been acquired from Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities in 2021. Situated on the south financial institution of River Narmada, Hoshangabad was named after Hoshang Shah, the primary ruler of Malwa, greater than 600 years in the past. Officers mentioned renaming of Babai and Shivpuri has been pending with the Centre since 2020-21 as a result of clearances from central businesses. A freedom fighter, the federal government has named a nationwide college of journalism and communication at Bhopal after Makhanlal in 1992.

Babai, the place the place Makhanlal was born is almost 80 kilometers from Bhopal. Below the federal government tips for renaming railway stations, villages, cities and cities, it’s necessary for the state authorities to acquire a no-objection certificates (NOC) from the union house ministry. The NOC ensures that different establishments within the district names, together with railway station, excessive courtroom and college, are additionally modified, officers added.

“The NOC is issued after searching for experiences from subject models of Intelligence Bureau (IB), Geographical Survey of India (GSI) and Division of Submit and Ministry of Earth Sciences,” mentioned the house ministry official. In November 2021, PM Narendra Modi inaugrated the revamped Rani Kamalapati railway station, earlier often known as Habibganj in Madhya Pradesh. The approval for the identify change was granted by the MHA together with one other request from the Uttar Pradesh authorities the place the identify of Jhansi railway station was modified to Veerangana Rani Laxmibai station, officers added.

The ministry had earlier authorized the renaming of the British-era railway station Robertsgang as Sonbhadra, Farah City railway station close to Mathura as DDU Station, Allahabad city as Prayagraj and iconic Mughalsarai junction after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay (DDU), the founding father of Bhartiya Jana Sangh. The renaming of a state requires modification of the Structure with a easy majority in Parliament. For altering the identify of a village or city, an govt order is required.

The proposal to vary the identify of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’, as urged by the state authorities, is frozen because the proposed identify sounded just like the identify of neighbouring nation Bangladesh, one other official added.

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