Patna: The Bihar government has no proposal to carve out new districts and sub-divisions, a minister informed the state Assembly on Monday.
Replying to a starred question by BJP MLA Vidya Sagar Keshari, who represents Forbesganj Assembly seat in Araria district, the state Home Minister in-charge Bijendra Prasad Yadav said that the state government has no proposal to carve out new districts and sub-divisions in Bihar.
Keshari wanted to know from the minister whether the state government has any proposal to upgrade Forbesganj sub-division into a district on the basis of a proposal sent in this regard three years ago after receiving a nod by the local bodies and administration of the said sub-division.
The minister replied in negative when the BJP MLA and his colleagues asked him whether the erstwhile NDA government had set up a committee ten years ago, under the chairmanship of the then deputy chief minister, to find out viability of carving out new districts and sub-divisions.
As of date, Bihar has 38 districts, 101 sub-divisions and 534 blocks.