Cabinet formalises boundaries of Karnataka’s 31st district
The state cabinet, at its meeting here on Friday, formalised the incorporation of 6 taluks of Ballari district in the new Vijayanagar district.
Speaking to the media later, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs J C Madhuswamy said the taluks which will now constitute Vijayanagar district are Hospet, Kottur, Koodlagi, Huvinahadagali, Harapanahalli and Hagaribommanahalli.
Vijayanagar is now the 31st district of Karnataka, with its headquarters at Hospet. The government’s green signal for the new district came on November 18, following a long-standing demand fronted in recent times by Vijayanagar MLA and Forest & Environment Minister Anand Singh.
Ballari loses out on Hampi
One of the fall-outs of the geographical change is that world-famous heritage town Hampi will now be associated with Vijayanagar district, to the disappointment of many Ballari-ites.