Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy declared kallakurichi as the 33rd district of Tamilnadu on Tuesday. It's carving out of Villupuram, the state's largest district with 1,099 village panchayats.
Chief Minister of Tamilnadu made the Kallakurichi announcement in the assembly on Tuesday.
"Minister C Ve Shanmugam and MLA Kumaraguru represented to me that Kallakurichi people have been demanding a new district as those living in remote parts were finding it tough to district headquarters", said Chief Minister Palanisamy.
The new district Kallakurichi assembly segments consist of Ulundurpet, Tirukoilur, Rishvandiyam, Sankarapuram, and Kallakurichi.