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States Reorganisation Commission Report

The existing Andhra State has faced a financial problem of some magnitude ever since it was crated and in comparison with Telangana the existing Andhra State has low per capita revenue. Telangana, on the other hand, is much less likely to be faced with financial embarrassment. The much higher incidence of land revenue in Telangana and excise revenue of the order of Rs.5 crores per annum principally explain this difference... more »


Source: STATES REORGANISATION COMMISSION REPORT - Source: Government of India's "Report of the States Reorganisation Commission, 1955"

Hyderabad CM Burgula Views about merger

Here is a letter from Chief Minister of Hyderabad state , Burgula Ramakrishna Rao to U. N. Dhar, President, Indian National Congress few months before the merger of Telangana (Telugu speaking areas of Hyderabad state ) and Andhra state to create Andhra Pradesh state on November 1st, 1956... more »

Source: A copy of a letter from Chief Minister of Hyderabad state , Burgula Ramakrishna Rao to U. N. Dhar, President, Indian National Congress

Gentlemen's agreement of Andhra Pradesh (1956)

The Gentlemen's agreement of Andhra Pradesh (1956) refers to a gentlemen's agreement that was signed between Telangana and Andhra leaders before the formation of the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956. The agreement provided safeguards with the purpose of preventing discrimination against Telangana by the government of Andhra Pradesh. The alleged violations of this agreement are cited as one of the reasons for demands for separate statehood for Telangana... more »

Source: Page 190 of "Committees and Commissions in India 1947-73, Volumen Nine, 1968-69" by Virendra Kumar - Concept Publishing company