Hyderabad, September 29: It seems that only 10 new mandals would come up in Telangana. It's already known that 44 new mandals were declared in the draft notification. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao ordered to carve another 35 mandals and revenue divisions, based on public convenience but not on area.
But according to sources, KCR took back his orders as the officials warned him of more damage and troubles with more mandals. The officials explained the new mandals were scientifically carved.
There are 10 districts, 45 revenue divisions, 459 revenue mandals in the State. As part of districts reorganization, 17 new districts, 12 revenue divisions and 44 mandals would come into existence. The government issued a draft notification on August 21 inviting objections and suggestions.
The District Collectors checked the applications, of which more than one lakh were received and submitted to the government two days ago. 22,905 applications on revenue divisions and 22,381 about mandals were submitted.
A few requested for new mandals, while others wanted to exclude their village from the present mandal.
Owing to the pressure from agency areas and a few people's representatives, the CM considered to increase the number of new mandals and revenue divisions and directed the officials to form 35 new mandals.
KCR told the officials to take steps to carve Torrur revenue division in Warangal, but he was told there is no scope for more than 10 mandals.
There would be more loss than profit with more mandals and it would be a financial burden on the State since new mandal parishat office, police stations and other offices have to be set up.
Besides, they said they couldn't get central funds if they increase the number of mandals.