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Updated: 19-12-2018 22:37 IST

Aimed at addressing

regional imbalance, the Karnataka cabinet Wednesday decided to

shift some government departments, boards and commissions to

the north Karnataka region.

In principle approval had been given for shifting of

some offices to north Karnataka, but locations were yet to be

finalised, sources said.

The proposal was to shift the offices, including those

of Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited, Karnataka Neeravari

Nigam Limited and Directorate of Sugar and Commissionerate for

Cane Development, to north Karnataka, mostly Belagavi, where

the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature complex,

modelled on the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, is located.

Plans were also on to shift one member of the Karnataka

State Human Rights Commission to the region, along with two

State Information Commissioners, and one Upa Lokayukta office,

the sources said.

As the demand for a separate north Karnataka state

resurfaced, Kumaraswamy in July had said the state government

was mulling shifting some government offices to Suvarna

Vidhana Soudha in the region, in an attempt to address alleged


Following this, a cabinet sub-committee was constituted

under Minister R V Deshpande, which in its report had

recommended shifting of the offices to the region.

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