The decades-old struggle demanding taluk status to Ponnampet has been fulfilled with the Cabinet meeting deciding to accord taluk status to Ponnampet.
Ponnampet in South Kodagu is a main cultural centre in the district. It was coming under the jurisdiction of Virajpet taluk so far. Barring a tahsildar’s office, all other taluk offices are situated at Ponnampet.
The court, treasury, taluk panchayat office, PWD office, offices of social welfare department, department of backward classes, horticulture, Nada Kacheri and others are situated at Ponnampet.
The proposed Ponnampet taluk will include Ponnampet hobli, Balele, Srimangala, Hudikeri hobli, 21 Gram Panchayats and 49 villages.
Demand for Kaveri taluk fulfilled
The demand for Kaveri taluk with Kushalnagar as its headquarter has been finally fulfilled with the Cabinet taking a decision on the formation of Kaveri taluk.
It was the dream of former chief minister late R Gundurao to form Kaveri taluk by including Harnahalli hobli of Periyapattana taluk with Kushalnagar as its headquarters way back in 1993.
Accordingly, the offices of DySP, circle inspector, First Grade College, Polytechnic College, industrial layout at Kudlooru, Sports School at Koodige, DIET, training centre for forest officials, offices of the department of agriculture, sericulture,APMC and others were set up in Kushalnagar.