K. Gopalakrishna Bhatt has assumed office as District Collector Wayanad here on Thursday. The issues of tribespeople would get prime importance, he told reporters.

Mr. Bhat was Director, Department of Collegiate Education, prior to this assignment. He had served as Sub-Collector in the district in 1993-94. Additional District Magistrate P. Arumughan had been officiating as Collector till now.

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