The Karnataka cabinet on Wednesday gave in principle approval for the creation of Vijayanagara as the state’s 31st district, carving it out from the mine-rich Ballari. After informal discussions we have taken a decision for the creation of Vijayanagara district. All the details in this regard will be shared after the next cabinet meeting,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said.It was an aspiration to have a separate district that included the then capital of a Hindu empire (Vijayanagara empire) Hampi. Today our Chief Minister and all the cabinet colleagues have discussed it seriously and have given approval to it,” he said