Why was State Reorganization Commission formed?

The national movement not only created a pan-Indian national unity; it also generated distinct unity around a common language, region and culture. Our national movement was also a movement for democracy. Therefore, in the course of the national movement itself, it was decided that as far as possible, States would be created on the basis of common cultural and linguistic identity. 

This ultimately led to the demand for the creation of linguistic States after Independence. In December 1953, the States Reorganisation Commission was set up and it recommended the creation of linguistic States, at least for the major linguistic groups. In 1956, the reorganisation of some States took place. This saw the beginning of the creation of linguistic states and the process is still continuing.

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