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Chapter-III

Introduction

The Punjab-Reorganisation Bill passed by the Indian Parliament on September 10, 1966 bifurcated the bilingual state of Punjab and made provision for the setting up of the new state of Haryana comprising the districts of Gurgaon, Mahendragarh, Rohtak, Hissar, Karnal and some parts of Sangrur (Punjab) and Ambala districts. Having an area of 43,887 square kilometres, the state of Haryana came into existence on November 1, 1966. During the reorganisation of the Punjab1 in 1966, the Sangrur district was bifurcated and Jind and Narwana tahsils were allocated to Haryana and further constituted into Jind district.