In 1986, Bangalore district was split into Urban Bangalore and Rural Bangalore. Urban Bangalore is divided into 5 taluks while Rural Bangalore has 4 taluks.
Bangalore District – Urban Bangalore
Urban Bangalore is located to the south of rural Bangalore. It has 9 municipal corporations, 20 hoblies and 588 villages. The city of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka is located in Urban Bangalore.
Urban Bangalore has seen a decadal population growth of 47.18%. Of this 87.67% is literate. A majority of the population is employed in the readymade garment sector.
Male employees were estimated to be around 97,976 while female employees were estimated at around 309,059 in the 840 factories in this sector. Male employees outnumber female employees in the engineering sector.
While there are only 12,172 females employed in the 1,210 engineering factories in urban Bangalore, male employees were estimated to be around 58,424.
Urban Bangalore has 3 Lok Sabha Seat (Bangalore South, Bangalore Central, and Bangalore North) and 28 assembly constituencies.
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Rural Bangalore is divided into 2 divisions, 5 municipalities 4 talukas, 9 towns, 35 village clusters and 1,051 villages. Most people are agriculturalists though with the rise in the number of SEZs in the district, the IT and affiliated service industry seem to be booming.
Recently a proposal has been put forward by the Karnataka government to rename the Rural Bangalore district as Kempe Gowda district.
Rural Bangalore has one Lok Sabha Seat and 8 assembly constituencies.
According to the 2001 census, 22.5% of the district’s population is comprised of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of this district.
The traditional crops grown include sugarcane, silk, peanuts, rice, castor, mulberries and grapes. Weaving is another traditional occupation in the district.
The district administration for Rural and Urban Bangalore is headed by two Deputy Commissioners. They play a central role in coordinating the implementation of developmental programs.
The Deputy Commissioner is aided by various officers at the district and taluka levels. These include the assistant commissioner, tahsildar, revenue inspectors, shirshtedar and village accountants.
A collectorate consisting of several branches headed by a Manager or Shirshtedar is responsible for developmental activities within the district. Each section has First Division Assistants and Second Division Assistants who look into the implementation of policies.