During 1931, the disastrous after effects of the cholera epidemic claimed innumerable innocent lives of the inhabitants of Thoubal district. Thoubal district was born in May, 1983. This was done through a notification passed by the Government of Manipur, under the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act 1960. As per this notification, the sub division of Thoubal, along with all its administrative sectors was shifted to create a new district. The new district was known as Thoubal and its headquarters were based at Thoubal. In November 1983, Thoubal was divided into Katching and Thoubal. These sub divisions consisted of Waikhong Tahsils and Kakching which also included their existing villages.
The district consists of two development blocks and there are nine main towns inside this Indian district. The nine towns are Yairipok, Kakching Khunou, Lilong, Shikhong Sekmai, Sugnu, Wangjing and a portion of Samurou. A major part of the Imphal District is constituted by a part of Samurou. Kakching and Thoubal are the Municipalities.