Jaipur: The process of re-demarcation of panchayats in the state would be completed before its next election by February 2015 based on the latest census of 2011, Rajasthan Assembly was told on Friday.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister G C Kataria, on a query of BJP MLA Randheer Singh Bhinder during Zero Hour, said in the Assembly that panchayats were constituted in the state in 1991-92 based on the 1981 census, now it was the right time to re-demarcate (reconstitute) panchayats based on 2011 census.
He said the parameters used in the scheduled area and sandy desert areas would not be disturbed.
In scheduled areas, a panchayat would be reconstituted on 3,506 population, and in other areas of desert 5,000 to 7,500 population would be set as a criterion, he said.
A panchayat samiti would also be constituted on every 2.5 lakh population with a 50 panchayats in its fold, he said, adding this would be a new procedure.
On a starred question of BJP MLA Ms Anita, Education Minister K C Saraf said the state government would open one college in every sub-division where ever it did not exist so far.
Fifteen more degree colleges would be opened in state in the current fiscal year in cities where the students` figure would be more than 5,500, he said.
At present there were 152 colleges in 287 sub-divisional headquarters, he added.