Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: Following widespread protests demanding creation of more taluks in different districts, the State Government has decided to constitute a Cabinet subcommittee to study a report submitted by M.B. Prakash, Chairman, Committee on Reorganisation of Taluks.

The committee, which submitted the report to the Government last week, has recommended creation of 32 new taluks, 11 city taluks, 14 special tahsildars, three additional tahsildars, and eight new sub-divisions in the State.

Addressing presspersons here on Friday, Minister for Revenue G. Karunakara Reddy said the people of Bijapur, Bagalkot, Chitradurga and Gadag districts had been demanding creation of more taluks in their districts for better administration. The subcommittee would study the M.B Prakash report along with earlier three reports on reorganisation of taluks and take a suitable decision, he said.

While the Vasudeva Rao committee had recommended creation of 18 taluks, the Hundekar Committee suggested to the Government to carve out 27 taluks. The Gaddigouder Report had recommended creation of 36 taluks, Mr. Reddy said.

Asked about a rift with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, Mr. Reddy said there were no differences with him. “In a house some problems always will be there but we will sort it out holding discussions.”

To a query about his demand for Deputy Chief Minister’s post, he said he had not placed such a proposal.