V Srinivas Prasad, Revenue Minister on Thursday said, the Belagavi district, the largest district in the State, will be bifurcated and more taluks will be created to take the administration to the doorsteps of the people.
Bifurcation of the district could be announced during the budget session of the legislature in Bengaluru. Chikkodi or Gokak district would be carved out of the present Belagavi district. Now, the district comprised 10 taluks. Currently there are three revenue sub-divisions and six police sub-divisions. Apart from the Belagavi City Corporation, there are 17 municipalities, 20 towns and 485 gram panchayats. The district is also the headquarters of the Belagavi Revenue Division.