The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename Sant Ravidas Nagar district in the state as ‘Bhadohi’. This decision was taken during a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow. Earlier District Magistrate had recommended renaming the district.
Sant Ravidas Nagar District was created on June 30, 1994 as the 65th district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the smallest district by area of Uttar Pradesh. Sant Ravidas Nagar’s old name was Bhadohi. Earlier, Mayawati government had changed this district’s name from Bhadohi to Sant Ravidas Nagar. It was part of Varanasi district prior to its creation on June 30, 1994.