Bengaluru: The state government will consider demands for new taluks in addition to the 50 already announced, Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa informed the Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Replying to a question by T Raghu Murthy (Congress), Thimmappa said the government plans to complete the process of creating 50 new taluks, which had been already announced, by January next year.
However, there have been demands for more taluks and the government will consider them if they are feasible, he said.
Ramamurthy sought taluk status for Parashuramapura in Chitradurga district, D N Jeevaraj and C T Ravi (both BJP) sought carving out of Savali taluk in Chikkamagaluru district and Appachu Rajan (BJP) demanded formation of Cauvery taluk in Kodagu district.
Creation of new sub-divisions
The minister said the government has received 11 proposals for creating new sub-divisions. He said that Rs 7.70 crore expenditure is estimated to create each sub-division. “We need Rs 84.70 crore for creating new sub-divisions. A decision to establish new sub-divisions will be taken by keeping financial condition in mind,’’ the minister said.