History of Gujarat
Anand
Anand
The British rule came to an end on 15/8/1947 and India became independent. The new government integrated the royal states into the state of Bombay and Kheda district came into existence on 1/8/1949. Thereafter, some changes were made in the villages of certain talukas and villages were identified for different talukas of the district from 15/10/1950. The district of Kheda consists of Khambhat, Petlad, Borsad, Anand, Nadiad, Matar, Mahemdavad, Kapadvanj, Thasra and Balasinor talukas. State Govt. has formed six new districts from 1/10/97 and Anand has been carved out as a separate district from Kheda. The district of Anand comprises 8 talukas i.e. Umreth, Petlad, Sojitra, Borsad, Anklav, Khambhat and Tarapur.