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Karnataka will soon create 36 more talukas

Our Correspondent  |  Dharwad 

The state government will soon create 36 more talukas in Karnataka. This is to enable efficient administration. Karnataka revenue minister M P Prakash said this in Dharwad on Monday and added that the process would commence after the completion of reorganisation of assembly constituencies.
Speaking after inaugurating the Mini Vidhana Soudha in Dharwad, Prakash claimed that the Prime Minister had appreciated 'bhoomi', a project to computerise land records in Karnataka. The representatives of SAARC countries were studying the Karnataka model.
The minister said that with computerisation and the availability of the Internet, a person can buy a property and register it in any part of the state without actually going there in person.
He said that so far land records of 70 lakh farmers in the state had been digitised at a cost of Rs 100 crore. Steps to preserve old records were being taken. To speed up the survey work, the government had decided to appoint 2,000 private surveyors.
Prakash said that the government had decided to extend the yellow card facility to the poor who possess a colour TV and mobile phones and the government order to this effect would be issued soon.
He asserted that the government was committed to fufilling its promise of decentralisation of power and was taking several steps in that direction.
Municipal administration minister S R Morey presided. Youth services minister Jabbar Khan Honalli and MLC Basavaraj Bommai spoke.
Eariler M P Prakash held a meeting of officials to review the revenue collection and drought relief measures in the district.

First Published: Thu, January 20 2005. 00:00 IST