K'taka cabinet approves creation of new district

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Gulbarga, Sep 26 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said the cabinet has approved for creation of 30th district in the state by bifurcating one of the biggest district of Gulbarga.

Talking to mediapersons after a cabinet meeting here, he said the new district would be named as 'Yadgir.' The cabinet decided to bifurcate Gulbarga district to run the administration in a smooth manner and for developing the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Gulbarga Deputy Commissioner K C Jagadish would be the Special Officer to facilitate the creation of the new distirict with the appointment of new staff and creating infrastracture facilities.

A cabinet sub-committee would be set up to work out the modalities on the composition of new taluks for the proposed district, he said.

To a question, he said the decision to bifurcate Belgaum, another big district, would be taken up during the Assembly session to be held there in December.

The cabinet, which was held here for the second time to take up issues concerning this region also decided to set up another cabinet sub-committee under Chief Minister with seven ministers as members for effective implementation of the decisions taken today.

Mr Yeddyurappa said the government would review the developent works every 100 days.

The cabinet approved for setting up a high power committee for the implementation of Nanjundappa committee report for removal of regional imbalance. The chairman of the committee would be accorded cabinet status, he added.

The cabinet approved to celebrate 'Kanaka Jayanthi' as a government function on November 15 and it would be declared as a government holiday. It also decided to sanction Rs four crore for the development of infrastracture at Ambedkar study centre in Gulbarga University, he informed.

The cabinet approved introduction of new textile policy for 2008-2013. About Rs 500 crore would be invested for implementation of the policy, which would generate five lakh new jobs during the next five years.

A delegation would go to Delhi to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging to amend Article 371 of Constitution for providing jobs and education to the locals, he added.


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