List of Renamed Govt. Schemes, Cities, Airports & Railway Stations

List of Renamed Government Schemes

Original Name:
New Name:
Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account Jan Dhan Yojana
National Girl Child Day Program Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Swachh Bharat Mission
Rajiv Awas Yojana Sardar Patel National Mission for Urban Housing
Indira Awaas Yojana Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana
Swavalamban Yojana Atal Pension Yojana
Rajiv Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility Soil Health Card scheme
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG PAHAL
Jan Aushadhi scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana
National Manufacturing Policy Make In India
National e-governance Plan Digital India
National Skill Development Programme Skill India
Universal Immunisation Programme Mission Indradhanush
National Rural Livelihood Mission Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
National Optic Fibre Network Bharat Net

List of Renamed Cities

Old Name of City
New Name of City
Name of the State
Changed Since
Jubbulpore
Jabalpur
Madhya Pradesh
1947
Cawnpore
Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh
1948
Simla
Shimla
Himachal Pradesh
1948
Tanjore
Thanjavur
Tamil Nadu
1948
Calicut
Kozhikode
Kerala
1949
Benares
Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh
1956
Allepey
Alappuzha
Kerala
1957
Panjim
Panaji
Goa
1961
Trichinapoly
Tiruchirapalli
Tamil Nadu
1971
Baroda
Vadodara
Gujarat
1974
Poona
Pune
Maharashtra
1978
Gauhati
Guwahati
Assam
1983
Waltair
Vishakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh
1987
Trivandrum
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
1991
Bombay
Mumbai
Maharashtra
1996
Madras
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
1996
Cochin
Kochi
Kerala
1996
Calcutta
Kolkata
West Bengal
2001
Pondicherry
Puducherry
Union Territory
2006
Bangalore
Bengaluru
Karnataka
2006
Belgaum
Belagavi
Karnataka
2014
Mysore
Mysuru
Karnataka
2014
Mangalore
Mangaluru
Karnataka
2014
Trichur
Thrissur
Kerala
2014
Tumkur
Tumakaru
Karnataka
2014
Hubali
Hubbali
Karnataka
2014
Bellary
Ballari
Karnataka
2014
Gulbarga
Kalaburagi
Karnataka
2014
Bijapur
Vijapura
Karnataka
2014
Gurgaon
Gurugram
Haryana
2016
Mewat
Nuh
Haryana
2016
AllahabadPrayagrajUttar Pradesh2018
New RaipurAtal NagarChattisgarh2018
FaizabadAyodhyaUttar Pradesh2018
ArikkodAreekodeMalappuram, Kerala2019
Laxman GarhAdawalaRajasamand, Rajasthan2019
LandgewadiNarsinhagaonSangali, Maharashtra2019
SamphurSanphureKiphire, Nagaland2019
PindariPanduPindaraJind, Haryana2019
IsmailpurPichanwa KhurdJhunjhunu, Rajasthan2019
Miyon Ka BaraMaheshnagarBarmer, Rajasthan2019
NarparaNarpuraJalore, Rajasthan2019
Kalloor Vadakkum MuriKadukuttyTrichur, Kerala2019
Nagar UntariShri Banshidhar NagarJharkhand2019
NaktiNayanpurSatna, Madhya Pradesh2019
Pallikkara IIKottikulamKasaragod, Kerala2019
Rasuiya BhatanRadheynagarChhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh2019
Birshingpur PaliMaa Birasini DhamUmaria, Madhya Pradesh2019
Todi KheriSarna KheriJind, Haryana2019
NagewadiNagnathnagarSangli, Maharashtra2019
KhizrabadPratap NagarYamunanagar, Haryana2019

List of Renamed Railway Stations

Old Name of Railway Station
New Name
Name of State
Changed Since
Bangalore City
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna
Karnataka
2015
Oshiwara
Ram Mandir
Maharashtra
2016
Elphinstone Road
Prabha Devi
Maharashtra
2016
Mughalsarai station Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya JunctionUttar Pradesh2018
ManduadihBanaras Railway StationUttar Pradesh2018
Robertsganj railway stationSonbhadraUttar Pradesh2019
Gulbarga railway stationKalaburagiKarnataka2019
Panki railway stationPanki DhamKanpur, Uttar Pradesh2019
Mughal Sarai railway stationPandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junctionUttar Pradesh2019
Tilda railway stationTilda-NeoraRaipur, Chhattisgarh2019

List of Renamed Airports

Old Name of Airport
New Name
Location
Changed Since
Bangalore International Airport (BIA)
Bengaluru Nadaprabhu Kempegowda International Airport.
Bengaluru, Karnataka
2013
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA)
Mumbai, Maharashtra
2016
Indian Air Force Airport, Gorakhpur
Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport
Gorakhpur, U.P.
2017
Indian Air Force Airport, Agra
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport
Agra, U.P.
2017
Agartala Airport Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore Airport Tripura, Agartala2018

Others:

Some of the approved name change proposals are: 

  • Rajahmundry as Rajamahendravaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh
  • Outer Wheeler as APJ Abdul Kalam Island, situated in Bhadrak district of Odisha
  • Arikkod as Areekode in Malappura district of Kerala
  • Pindari as Pandu-Pindara in Jind district of Haryana
  • Samphur as Sanphure in Kiphire district of Nagaland.

Other renaming proposals approved by the ministry include 

  • Landgewadi to Narsinhagaon in Sangali district of Maharashtra
  • Garhi Sampla as Ch. Sir Chhotu Ram Nagar in Rohtak district of Haryana 
  • Khatu Kalan village as Bari Khatu in Nagour district of Rajasthan
  • Mihgawan Chhakka and Mihgawan Tilia as Mihgawan Sarkar and Mihgawan Ghat respectively in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh
  • Shukratal Khadar as Sukhtirth Khadar and Shukratal Bangar as Sukhtirth Bangar in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Approval was also given to add the word "Maharaj" in Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It is now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Things to Remember

  • In the past, we also saw the iconic Connaught Place of New Delhi getting its name changed to Rajiv Chowk. and the 
  • Port Blair Airport of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands changing to Veer Savarkar International Airport.
  • New Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road was changed to “Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Road” 
  •  Race Course Road got changed to “Lok Kalyan Marg”.
  • Gurgaon of the National Capital Region got changed to “Gurugram”.
  • India's Planning Commission became "NITI Aayog". 'NITI' is an acronym for "National Institution for Transforming India".
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