The 25th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was held in Bengaluru on 16th November 2012 under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister, Shri Sushilkumar Shinde.
The meeting was hosted by the State Government of Karnataka and apart from Shri Jagdish Shettar, Chief Minister, Karnataka Shri Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and Shri Rangaswamy, Chief Minister of Pudduchery attended the meeting. While Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu was represented by Sri. O.Panneerselvam, Minister for Finance and that of Kerala was represented by with Shri K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & housing from Kerala. Senior Ministers of State Governments, Chief Secretaries of the States, Advisors and representatives of Central Ministries and Inter State and Zonal Council Secretariat also attended the meeting.
The Council took decisions on important issues of regional cooperation among Southern States. These include issues like central allocation of funds, infrastructure projects, coastal erosion, fisheries, police administration, human trafficking etc.