Bengaluru Urban

Bengaluru Urban

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One can feel the pulsating rhythm of business at this Global Hotspot of the 21st century and unfurl the future at this World Economic Forum’s identified Innovation Cluster. Known as the Silicon Valley and The Largest Technology Base in Asia; Bengaluru is the fourth largest technology hub of the world. The powering presence of 50% or 63 SEI-CMM Level 5 companies in Bengaluru (of the total 87 in the world) is a singular statement of your need to be here right now.
Bengaluru is located on Deccan Plateau in the South Eastern part of Karnataka. The district is spread across 2208 sq.km comprising four Talukas namely Bengaluru North, Bengaluru East, Bengaluru South and Anekal.

Economic Snapshot

Bengaluru is the highest contributor of the state economy. Its total GDP is a whopping INR 993.25 billion contributing 33.3% to state GSDP with the per capita annual income in the district being INR.2, 02, 340. However, the GDDP trend is 5.5% CAGR from 2007-8 to 2012-13; with the Services sector reigning supreme at INR 683.30 billion with 39.5% contribution to the state.

Agriculture in Focus

Bengaluru devotes 14.09% of its land for cultivation; amongst this cereals and pulses occupying 66.36% and 9.94% of the land respectively. It is best known for Ragi; especially Anekal Taluk which is called as Ragi Bowl in the State. Bengaluru Urban is recognized as Class A destination for floriculture projects
Major crops grown are Paddy, Ragi, Maize, Horse gram and Oilseeds along with Horticultural crops like Banana, Grapes, Papaya, Mango Sapota, Pomegranate and Plantation crops like Coconut and Rose
The district also has 649 milk co-operatives that annually produce 119 Million liters of Milk, 34.7 million Eggs, and 5,880 tonnes of Meat.

Industrial Landscape

Bengaluru Urban is an alive, lively and vital business hub with 315 Large scale Industries with aggregated investment of INR 147.9249 billion, 211 Medium scale Industries with aggregated investment of INR 134.233 billion and a burgeoning 74,282 small-scale industries with aggregated massive investment of INR 412.13 billion.

The District has 16 odd Industrial Area – of which one (Peenya) is the largest industrial cluster in Asia, 13 Industrial Estates and 14 notified operational SEZ in Bengaluru forms the framework to the rich industrial landscape in the region. The potential industrial opportunities emerge from a rich credential base of available infrastructure and proposed projects adding potency to the sector

IT and BT Capital of India

Bengaluru urban district’s industry prowess is a long list of power packed credentials. The District is India’s Highest IT related exporter with 35% of the 1 million IT pool of India employed here. It also has the most Fortune MNC’s and IT and BT giants operating here. The Software Technology Park of India alone anchors 2180 companies 196 BT and 2156 IT companies of the 87 Fortune MNCs, 2084 IT Companies and 195 BT companies available across the state.

Bengaluru has India’s largest bio-cluster with 40% of India’s biotechnology companies present here. It houses 137 of 340 units in India at Electronic city and out of 30 top BT Schools in India, 20 are in Bengaluru. The advantages are well woven into a Proposed Bengaluru Biotech Park- Spread over 100 acres with World-Class Infrastructure, State-of-the-art Biotech Incubators, Common Facilities Centre and Digital DNA Park to create new breakthroughs in the sector

Aerospace Hub:

Bengaluru anchors Aerospace industries in India. Bengaluru is the headquarters of ISRO & DRDO, and many internationally renowned institutions like HAL, DRDO, ISRO, ADA, NAL, IISC, and Antrix. Also, 4 out of 9 R&D Centre’s of HAL and DRDO’s 5 Aeronautic Centers are in Bengaluru.
India’s first private aircraft factory Hindustan Aircraft Ltd. began its operations in Bengaluru. And the presence of renowned industrial icons - AirWorks India Engineering and QUEST Global only adds impetus to the sector in the region.

However, the proposed Aerospace SEZ in 250 acres of land near Bengaluru International Airport takes it few notches higher up the plane to truly deserve the Aerospace Hub of India

Best Innovation Cluster:

Bengaluru is a rich repository of research institutes that have contributed immensely to the growth and innovation in the knowledge-based sector. These knowledge-based economies fuel new ideas that form disruptive technologies augmenting economies to unprecedented levels.
Bengaluru is home to many such entities including the second R &D Centre planned by Microsoft Research India. The one of the 10 global innovation centers of IBM is in Bengaluru since 1992 and The country’s first ever university exclusively focused on urban affairs - The Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), is to be based at Bengaluru with a proposed investment of US $ 52.08 MN.

Similarly, the Philips Innovation Campus is extensively involved in designing innovative engineering, healthcare and consumer lifestyle solutions while GE Healthcare, Bengaluru provides innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. A Medical Hub due to the presence of World’s largest ‘healing center’ and ‘telemedicine center.
These set the stage perfectly for other R&D centers, knowledge cities or private universities to explore and exploit talent and ecosystem set here.
Engineering Production

Engineering in Bengaluru Urban is well oiled as being the main expo hubs of the country. It is the host city for IMTEX, the largest machine tool trade fair in South Asia. The sector is well etched here with a growing ecosystem well nurtured by Industrial Icons like – Toyota, Bosch, L&T, Kirloskar, Escorts Ltd (Automotive Division), Saginaw India, Avasaralu Automations and Omax Autos Limited.
Many of these expansion plans only enhance the habitat to be a nourishing provider. Airbus Engineering Centre by Airbus Industries and the US$ 25 million Technical Centre expansion by Delphi Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd. Speaks volumes for Engineering sector here. However Electricals & insulation units, Industrial instruments and Home equipment are potential areas of investment in this sector. The Wheel and axel industry in Bengaluru has the highest production units in Asia.
Blossoming Trade - Agri – Food Processing
Bengaluru Urban is a Floriculture Hub accounting for 70% of all rose exports from India. The Flower Auction Centre & International Flower Auction Board operates in the district to promote exports of flowers from the state.
District agriculture training centre located at R.K Shala, Anekal Taluk and HOPCOMS, a co-operative society for marketing of Horticulture produce that handles about 100 metric tonnes per day in Bengaluru are a major draw for the sector in this region.
With 10 % of the total MSME units in the district engaged in Agri and Food Processing, there is an imminent opportunity Research & Training institutes, Advanced agriculture technology and Improvement in seed varieties to add to this sector.
Bengaluru is also a growing hub for Wellness Tourism as the city inches to new milestones every time, currently, it facilitates over 6,000 patients from across the world with a distinction of having the largest number of systems of medicine approved by the WHO in a single city.
Lastly, the city ranks the highest in implementation and value of PPP projects in India. Many have reached dizzying heights records and recognitions as Bengaluru holds its place as ‘Global hotspot of this century’. The opportunities here are potentially explosive and environment set to explode with new vistas of growth and progress.


Land and Soil

Bengaluru has a huge uncultivated land bank of 40.76% along with the remaining land of 43.66% post utilization of 14.09% for agriculture and a minuscule 1.49% of forest cover.

Peninsular Gneissic Complex (PGC) is the most dominant rock unit in the area and includes granites, gneisses and migmatites while the soils of Bengaluru consist of red laterite and red fine loamy to clayey soils. It also has Natural reserves of Felspar in the region.
Bengaluru has a Medium and bi-model rainfall pattern that is suitable for short/ long duration crops and for varied cropping systems.

Water Reserves

The water supply for the district is managed by Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board. Water for the region is sourced from River Arakavathi and Cauvery for drinking purposes. However, Bengaluru Urban has 461 water tanks of various capacities serving the irrigation needs, even as 82 % of the cultivable area is rain fed in the district. It also has 52 Reservoirs and 118 ground level reservoirs augmenting the water supply to the region.
The district’s total supply capacity is 1480 MLD and the average Industrial consumption is 522.37 MLD and Domestic consumption is 20.97 MLD.

Power Supply

BESCOM or Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited is in charge of power transmission to the district of Bengaluru.
The district has an annual average consumption of 14,225 MU with Industrial consumption at 28% and 33% domestic consumption.
The district is planning to augment power with wind power projects at Hanumanamatti and Kappatagudda and proposed implementation of Smart-grid by BESCOM.

Knowledge Capital

Bengaluru Urban District provides education for 36% of students in the state. It is a renowned Centre of learning, with numerous legendary Professional Institutions, Universities, and School & Colleges providing education to more than 1.8 L students.
The district is Engineering Education Hub with the first engineering college started way back in 1917. It has the largest number of Engineering colleges i.e. 84 of them; Apart from these, the district has 10 Medical, 16 Dental Colleges, 64 Degree Colleges across Management, Science Arts and Commerce and other streams including 67 Polytechnics.
The district has recognized premier universities in the region comprising of 8 Private Universities, 6 State Universities and 4 Deemed Universities

Some of the Premium institutes in the country present in Bengaluru are IIM Bengaluru, National Law School, Indian Institute of Science, NIFT, IIIT, and University for Agricultural Science, Bengaluru University.
Bengaluru Urban has 5145 primary schools, 2054 High schools with Bengaluru alone housing 3867 Primary & 1749 High Schools including leading International Schools like Mallya Aditi International School, Ryan International School, Bengaluru International School amongst other.

Medical Resources

Bengaluru has excellent healthcare facilities. The basic civic necessity of good healthcare is well established across the district. The district has 79 Primary healthcare sectors, 195 Private hospitals, 5 Community health centers, 9 Allopathic Hospitals and 6 Ayurvedic Hospitals that form an excellent network of healthcare facilities in the region.

 

Connectivity

The support Infrastructure is well laid out to offer a high degree of connectivity in the region. By road, it has access across 3 National Highways with a total length of 147 km NH in the district.

Bengaluru is also connected by rail to most cities in Karnataka, and across India, with total railway route of 148.32 km and 18 railway stations in the district. The
Bengaluru Metro (Namma Metro) or Mass Rapid Transit System for the city of Bengaluru will be a total -137 Km till 2017.

Kempegowda International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in India with about 105,000 aircraft movements, 9.92 million passengers and 175,000 tonnes cargo handled in 2009. It has a capacity of handling 3000 passengers per hour and an Inland container Depot for cargo.
The BIAL phase II expansion is already under progress for better accessibility and faster connectivity to the region.

Bengaluru has Seaport access across 4 major ports in the country with Mangaluru, Chennai, Karwar and Goa.

Infrastructure Readiness

Bengaluru Urban offers world class Infrastructure Readiness on a platter to meet your industrial needs here. The district has devised strategic facilities to catalyze the growth of niche sectors and provide for all-round development of the region.

Bengaluru International Airport awarded the Best regional airport in Central Asia is the 3rd largest airport in India with an aggressive traffic growth of over 15 million passengers per annum that is already being expanded. The BIAL is a PPP with GoI, GoK and Private sector investment.

Bengaluru International Convention Centre – a Green House themed 6000 seater Convention Centre within Business Park spread across 35 acres of land that has been earmarked in the vicinity of Kempegowda International Airport.

City Gas Distribution Project is a 1583 inch-km plan over 5 years to cover Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts at USD 125 MN (as per DPR)

Information Technology Investment Regions (ITIR) is an integrated IT Township with world-class facilities, residential / social / educational / health infrastructure near Bengaluru International Airport. It is a Government of India and State Government joint initiative to attract investments in IT / ITES / EHM Sectors.

The Bengaluru Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), a Centre for nurturing and promoting start-ups in Life Sciences, is coming up on a 10-acre campus next to IBAB. This is a flagship project of Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology services (KBITS), Dept. of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India has generously funded the common equipment facility of this centre.

The other projects that demand attention are the 4 Aerospace SEZ and 15 other operational SEZ across sectors- the NICE corridor the 110 km Bengaluru-Mysore Infrastructure corridor – The Bengaluru –Maddur Highway, City Cluster Development at Nelamangala – Peenya, Devanahalli – Yelahanka, Jigani and
Electronic City: All these infrastructure readiness projects only depict a strategic inclination to embrace economic growth as innovation leads generation next here.

Department of Industries & Commerce
#49, Khanija Bhavan, South Wing,
Race Course Road, Bengaluru - 560001