The world's largest river Island Majuli became India's first and only island district after the Assam government on Thursday gave approval for its upgradation. The 352 square km island was till now a subdivision of Jorhat district. With the upgrade, it has become the 35th district of Assam. A state Cabinet meeting was held on the island, which was attended by all Cabinet colleagues of CM Sarbananda Sonowal. The meeting unanimously made several key decisions to develop the island district into a developed one in the days to come. Sonowal also inaugurated the Deputy Commissioner's office of the Majuli district.