Committee recommends 43 new taluks

It has also suggested formation of sub-divisions at eight places


The committee  submitted its report to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday. The committee had received 1,635 appeals for formation of 138 new taluks.

After verifying the appeals the committee resolved to recommend the State for the formation of 43 taluks. At present the State has 176 taluks. The re-organisation committee has also recommended formation of sub-divisions in eight places in the State.
The formation of each taluks costs about Rs 17.6 crore. For 43 taluks the total expenditure would be Rs 756.68 crore, according to the committee. Annual expenses on staff in each taluk would be around Rs 3 crore and furniture would attract additional expense of Rs 1.1 crore.

New office buildings cost approximately Rs 5.5 crore and officers’ quarters would cost Rs 8 crore.

Average area of a taluk

The average area of taluks in the State is more than the national average. 

The committee has pointed out the average area of taluks at the national level is 603 sq km, while the state’s average is 1,090 sq km. In Tamil Nadu the average area is 647 sq km, in Andhra Pradesh it is 244 sq km, in Kerala 617 sq km and in Maharashtra average area is 872 sq km.

The average population in taluks at the national level is 1.9 lakh, while the state’s average in the taluk is 3 lakh.

Smallest and largest

The smallest taluk in Karnataka is Gudibande with 225 sq km, while the largest is Kollegal with 2,840 sq km. 

Sringeri taluk has the least population of 36,930. Yelandur taluk has only 28 villages, while Chintamani in Chikkaballapur distirct has 400 villages.

Effect of recommendation

The committee has said that once its recommendations are implemented the total number of taluks in Belgaum will go up from 49 to 62. 

In Gulbarga it goes up from 31 to 45, in Bangalore from 52 to 62 and in Mysore it goes up from 44 to 50 taluks. 

The average area of taluks after the implementation of the recommendations will come down from 1,090 sq km to 876 sq km.

The committee has recommended for special tahsildars in Kampli, Chitaguppa, Vadagera, Shahabad, Karatagi, Ilkal, Nidagundi, Babaleshwar, Gajendragad, Lakshmeshwar, KGF, Kadaba, Baindur, Brahmavar, Udupi.

List of the proposed taluks

*Bellary-Kuragodu, Kottur

*Bidar-Hulasur, Kamalanagar

*Raichur-Maski, Sirivara

*Gulbarga-Hunisagi, Kalagi, Kamalapur, Yadrami, Gurmitkal, Gulbarga City

*Koppal-Kuknur, Kanakagiri

*Bagalkot-Guledagudda, Rabakavi-Banahatti 

*Belgaum-Inapura, Kittur, Nippani, Mudalagi, Belgaum City

*Bijapur-Tikota, Chadachana, Kolhar, Devarahipparagi, Talikote

*Dharwad-Hubli-Dharwad City

*Bangalore Urban-Yelahanka, Gandhinagar, Vijayanagar, Banashankari, K R Puram

*Ramanagar-Uyyamballi - Alahalli

*Chitradurga-Parashurampura, Chitradurga South

*Dakshina Kannada -Mudabidri, Mangalore City

*Davangere-Davangere City

*Tumkur-Kallambella

*Chamarajanagar-Hanu

*Mysore-Saragur, Mysore City

*Udupi-Hebri

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