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(in South Asia) an administrative district for taxation purposes, typically comprising a number of villages.
- ‘For instance, birth and death particulars in any village in the taluk or land details of any survey number can be obtained, furnishing the relevant info by touching the screen.’
- ‘Even in small villages and talukas in remote parts of the state they have their offices.’
- ‘Yes, 43 talukas have not received sufficient rain.’
- ‘After three years of continuous drought in the taluk, this year's rain has brought great relief to the farmers, who have started their agricultural activities in full swing, to get their lives back to normal.’
- ‘‘Israel’ technology, which focuses on using the latest technology for better production through less investment, will be introduced on a pilot basis in 10 taluks in the State by next month.’
Via Persian and Urdu from Arabic ta‘allaqa ‘be connected’.
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