Article 371

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Article 371, contained in XXI of the Constitution, grants some temporary, transition and special provisions to some states in India.

371Maharashtra and GujaratGovernors of the states are given special responsibilities to set up development boards in regions such as Vidarbha, Marathwada, Kutchh, etc.
371ANagalandParliament cannot legislate in the matter relating to religious/social practices of Nagas, Naga customary law, and procedure, transfer of land& resources unless the state Assembly decides to do so.
371BAssamPresident may provide for the constitution and functions of a committee of the Assembly consisting of members elected from state’s tribal areas.
371CManipurSame as Assam
371D & EAndhra Pradesh371D: Safeguards local people rights in matters of employment and education371E: Parliament may by law provide for the establishment of a University in Andhra Pradesh.
371FSikkimLegislative Assembly must consist of not less than 30 members, seats provided to different sections in Sikkim.
371GMizoramSame as Nagaland
371HArunachal PradeshLegislative Assembly must consist of not less than 30 members. The governor will have a special responsibility with respect to law and order in the state.
371IGoaLegislative Assembly must consist of not less than 30 members
371Jsix backward districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka regionEquitable allocation of funds, equitable opportunities in government jobs and education.