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Kurukshetra District Gazetteer – 2009 » Chapter-II

Kurukshetra is as old as the history of India. The history of the area in which Kurukshetra district lies can be traced back, howsoever dimly at times to the ancient Aryan Past. According to Dr. R.C. Majumdar, “it was a religion-cultural centre even before the immigration of the Aryans into India”

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Kurukshetra District Gazetteer – 2009 » Chapter-II

Kurukshetra is as old as the history of India. The history of the area in which Kurukshetra district lies can be traced back, howsoever dimly at times to the ancient Aryan Past. According to Dr. R.C. Majumdar, “it was a religion-cultural centre even before the immigration of the Aryans into India”

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After Independence (1947)

The partition of the country in 1947 led to mass migration of population from Pakistan to India and vice-versa. The biggest refugee camp was established in this town which accommodated the largest number of refugees. This led to rapid growth of the residential colonies & commercial establishments in this area. The area comprising the present district of Kurukshetra was passed on to Haryana on to November, 1st 1966 when it was created as a separate State.

After Formation of Haryana (1966)

The area forming the part of Kurukshetra remained a part of Karnal District at the time of formation of Haryana State. Upto 1947, 5 districts viz. Hissar, Rohtak, Karnal, Ambala and Gurgaon existed in Haryana were the part of Punjab.In 1948 with the creation of PEPSU Mahendragarh district became one of the 19 districts of the then Punjab, and 6th district in the Haryana Territory. With the creatian of Haryana State, Jind district come into existence on 1st Nov. 1966. There after Bhiwani and Sonipat districts were created on Dec 22,1972. Karnal District was bifurcated on Juanuary 23, 1973 and another district Kurukshetra was carved out.

After Formation of District(1973)

Kurukshetra District was created in the year 1973, with district headquarter at Thanesar town vide Government Notification No. 454-E (iv) – 73/2212 Dated the 23rd January 1973, comprising the tehsil s of Gulha, Kaithal and Thanesar. In 1979, a new tehsil Pehowa was created. During November 1989, some new districts (Panipat, Rewari, Yamunanagar and Kaithal) were formed. In the re-organistion, the territories of Kurkshetra District were also varied.

Radaur block of Kurukshetra district was included in Yamunanagar district, Kaithal and Gulha tehsil s taken of Kurukshetra district, were included in the Kaithal district, which was formed on November 1, 1989. At that time Pehowa was made Sub-Division.As on 31st Dec. 1990 district had 2 Sub-Division (Thanesar & Pehowa), 2 tehsil s (Thanesar & Pehowa), 2 Sub-tehsil s (Shahabad and ladwa). In 1996, a new tehsil Shahabad was created.

In 2011, a new Sub-Division was created vide Letter No. 795-A.R.-I.C.-3-2011/16309 Dated 22.11.2011 & Govt. Gazetted Notification Dated 30.09.2011.

 

in 2011

3 Sub-divisions (Thanesar, Pehowa & Shahabad).
3 tehsil s (Thanesar, Pehowa & Shahabad)
3 Sub-tehsil s (Ladwa, Babain & Ismailabad)
5 Community Development Blocks (Thanesar, Pehowa, Shahabad, Ladwa & Babain).
4 Towns (Thanesar, Pehowa, Shahabad & Ladwa)
There are 419 revenue villages in the district. Of these 4 villages have been merged into MC area i.e. Sunderpura. Devidasspura, Ratgal (Thanesar) & Dehra (Ladwa) and in the district total panchayats are 382.

In (2016) District Kurukshetra comprises of

3 Sub-divisions (Thanesar, Pehowa & Shahabad).
4 tehsil s (Thanesar, Pehowa & Shahabad, Ladwa)
2 Sub-tehsil s (Babain & Ismailabad)
5 Community Development Blocks (Thanesar, Pehowa, Shahabad, Ladwa & Babain).
4 Towns (Thanesar, Pehowa, Shahabad & Ladwa)