The Maharashtra government officially renamed Aurangabad district as Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad district as Dharashiv.
According to media reports, the government officially issued a notification on the change of names of both these districts that are part of Marathwada region.
A post from the social media handle of the chief minister’s office showed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, deputy chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar unveiling the renaming plaques.
मुख्यमंत्री @mieknathshinde , उपमुख्यमंत्री @Dev_Fadnavis , उपमुख्यमंत्री @AjitPawarSpeaks यांच्या हस्ते आज #छत्रपतीसंभाजीनगर आणि धाराशिवच्या नामकरण फलकांचे अनावरण करण्यात आले. छत्रपती संभाजीनगर महसुली विभागासह जिल्हा, उपविभाग, तालुका, गावाचे आणि #धाराशिव जिल्हा, उपविभाग,… pic.twitter.com/drZDNORhwo— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) September 16, 2023
The decision to change the names was first taken by the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, led by Uddhav Thackeray, in June 2022.
“With the orders in place, the region, districts, tehsils and villages of Aurangabad and Osmanabad have been renamed as ‘Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar’ and ‘Dharashiv’ respectively,” Hindustan Times quoted a notification from Santosh Gawde, deputy secretary, state revenue department as saying.