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Geo Note: India - Subnational update [2007]
Tuesday, 08 Oct 2019 08:46 ET
By Elizabeth Felton
Summary
July 2019 -- Data Buffet now offers a reference file for subnational geographic definitions for India, as mutated between 2006 and 2007. Five districts each spawned one area (5 discontinued geo codes, 10 new).
Detail

Introduction

For India, the first-level administrative divisions are called states and union territories, and the second-level divisions are districts. Apart from the national census, India does not promulgate a single national statistical geographic classification; rather, each state maintains dated lists of areas and administrative mutations. We have synthesized these into coherent annual lists ("geo code vintages") at the two levels, which you can use to answer questions like "at time T, what are the component districts D of state S?" We account for the three possible circumstances:

  1. The boundaries of an existing area change, but its name is retained -- Replace the area by declaring a new geo code, and substitute into the "after" vintage.
  2. A new area is created, usually in conjunction with the redefinition of an existing area -- Declare a new geo code, and add to the "after" vintage.
  3. An existing area is terminated, usually because it has fissioned -- Retire the geo code from the "after" vintage.

Note that a geo code may remain in use even after the area has been terminated as an administrative entity. We do not double-guess our historical sources.

Summary of mutations

Table 1. Counts of areas (not geo codes) at each geo level, and mutations between the vintages.

 20072006ReplaceAddRetire
States and union territories 35 35 0 0 0
Districts 622 617 5 5 0

Specific mutations

Table 2. States or union territories retired.

State/UTCodeNote
*none*    

Table 3.States or union territories added.

State/UTCodeNote
*none*    

Table 4. Districts retired (2006). Unless otherwise noted, we have dropped these geo codes from the "after" vintage.

 District  Code  State/UT Code  Note 
Jammu IIND_JAU  Jammu & Kashmir IIND_JA Fissioned Samba
Udhampur IIND_UDH Jammu & Kashmir IIND_JA Fissioned Reasi
Amritsar IIND_AMI Punjab IIND_PU Fissioned Tarn Taran
Rupnagar IIND_RUP Punjab IIND_PU Fissioned Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar
Sangrur IIND_SAU Punjab IIND_PU Fissioned Barnala

Table 5. Districts added (2007). Unless otherwise noted, new geo codes result from a "before" area which undergoes fission.

 District  Code  State/UT Code  Note 
Jammu IIND_JMU  Jammu & Kashmir  IIND_JA  Remnant
Reasi IIND_RSI Jammu & Kashmir IIND_JA Previously part of Udhampur
Samba IIND_SMB Jammu & Kashmir IIND_JA Previously part of Jammu
Udhampur IIND_UHA Jammu & Kashmir IIND_JA Remnant
Amristar IIND_AMS Punjab IIND_PU Remnant
Barnala IIND_BRN Punjab IIND_PU Previously part of Sangrur
Rupnagar IIND_RPN Punjab IIND_PU Remnant
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar IIND_SAS Punjab IIND_PU Previously part of Rupnagar
Sangrur IIND_SNG Punjab IIND_PU Remnant
Tarn Taran IIND_TAR Punjab IIND_PU Previously part of Amristar

Reference files

The reference file is an Excel workbook with a separate worksheet for each geo type, tabulating (as applicable) the area name, type, census code, Data Buffet geo code, and parent state.

The "after" geo vintage:

  • Go to: DataBuffet.com » menu:Tools » Reference Files » Geographies »  India - Geographic Lists - 2007
  • Direct link: IIND_GeographyLists_2007.xlsx

The "before" geo vintage:


References

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