History of Nagaland
- After the independence of India in 1947, Nagaland was part of Assam. It was known as Naga territory as it was home to the Naga tribes.
- The people of Nagaland started a strong nationalist movement to gain secession from the Indian union.
- In 1957, the government of India directly took the control of the Tuensang frontier division and the Naga Hills region of Assam.
- Further, in 1960, it was decided to make Nagaland, a state of the Indian union.
Nagaland became which Number State on 1st December 1963?
Nagaland became the sixteenth state of India on 1st December 1963. Area-wise it is the 25th state in India. Nagaland is home to a rich variety of environmental and cultural resources. It is a source of important resources like natural minerals, petroleum, and hydropower. Agriculture makes up 70% of its economy and is the main occupation of the people of the state.