Kilpennathur to become 11th taluk of Tiruvannamalai district

CM made the announcement in the Assembly on Monday

September 01, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 28, 2016 02:43 pm IST - Tiruvannamalai:

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced in the Assembly that a new taluk centred at Kilpennathur would be carved out from Tiruvannamalai taluk.

This would become the fourth taluk to be created after the AIADMK Government came to power in 2011.

When the taluk is effectively created, the total number of taluks would go up to 11.

When Tiruvannamalai district was carved out from erstwhile North Arcot district in 1989 there were six taluks namely Tiruvannamalai, Chengam, Polur, Arani, Vandavasi and Cheyyar. For long time, there was no change in the revenue divisions of the district till Thandarampattu taluk was created during the DMK regime from 2006-11.

After the AIADMK came to power in 2011 there were three taluks created in the district viz. Kalasapakkam, Chetpet and Vembakkam.

Vettavalam people oppose move

Meanwhile, people of Vettavalam town panchayat and surrounding villages which are likely to be included in the upcoming Kilpennathur taluk started expressing their unwillingness to join the new taluk, due to difficulties in transportation and other reasons.

G. Thirumurthi, Vettavalam town panchayat councillor told The Hindu , “Vettavalam town has more population and generates more revenue than Kilpennathur. Going by the population, Vettavalam should be made a taluk rather than Kilpennathur. If it is not possible, Vettavalam and surrounding villages should be allowed to continue in Tiruvannamalai taluk because we have better accessibility and proximity to Tiruvannamalai than Kilpennathur.”

After the AIADMK came to power in 2011 there were three taluks created in the district viz. Kalasapakkam, Chetpet and Vembakkam

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