In Tamil Nadu, two new districts are going to be formed, taking the total number of districts in the state to 35. In a suo motu statement in the Assembly in Chennai today, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy said Tenkasi District would be carved out of Tirunelveli and Chengalpet District would be established by splitting Kanchipuram district.
He said Tirunelveli and Kanchipuram, at present, remain vast in area and splitting them would be beneficial for better administration. He added that Special Officers would be appointed for the formation of the new districts.
Later, state Revenue Minister R.B.Udhayakumar told the Assembly, creating a few more districts by splitting bigger revenue units is being considered. He hinted that a new district with Kumbakonam as its headquarters would be announced very soon. (AIR NEWS)