The Arunachal Assembly has passed a bill paving way for creation of a new district to be named Kamle, bifurcating the present Upper and Lower Subansiri districts.
With the official creation of the new district, the total number of districts in the state shot up to 23. Chief Minister Pema Khandu introduced the Arunachal Pradesh (Re-Orgaisation of Districts) (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the Assembly on October 14.
Kamle district, constituting the eastern part of Lower Subansiri district and western part of Upper Subansiri district, would have a population of 22,256 of homogeneous people. It consists of six administrative units, three under Lower Subansiri and three under Upper Subansiri.