Talk of reorganisation of AP districts surfaces again amidst ongoing turmoil

The reorganisation of districts in Andhra Pradesh may take place before the New Year as the state government is planning to complete the process as early as possible before the census process starts. Because the census of the country would start in the new year. Once the census starts, any reorganisation would not take place. 

The state government has reportedly asked all the district collectors to fix boundaries of the new districts by bifurcating the existing 13 districts. The united AP was divided in the year 2013 and Telangana. Later, the Telangana government had reorganised its 10 districts into 33. 

Now, the AP government is in mood to enhance the districts based on the parliamentary constituencies. Each parliamentary constituency would become a district and few districts would have three and above districts. 
It can be recalled that the AP government had formed a committee headed by chief secretary to study the proposal to create new districts. According to sources, the government had asked the district collectors to fix the boundaries of the new districts and send the reports. 

“The higher authorities in the government at Amaravati had already asked the authorities in the districts. Because, the census is a lengthy process which will continue for one and half years to two years. During that time no reorganisation would be allowed. Keeping this in mind, the government is planning to complete the formation of new districts by the end of December this year,” said a senior IAS officer. 

The government would face a lot of problems in forming new districts on the basis of Lok Sabha constituencies because the big constituencies like Araku, which has a jurisdiction in four districts may pose a big problem to the officials. 

Araku LS constituency may be bifurcated into two districts but there are demands of division of Araku into three districts. Officials may face problems in formation of new districts as various associations of tribals are demanding each ITDA limits should be made as a district. 

However, the citizens of the state are not really happy with the decision as it would create further confusion to the already existing turmoil in the state with several issues plaguing them. 

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