Other Emerging Industrial Centres

Karnataka, in addition to Bengaluru, has many more centers which are ideal for investment in Industry or Service or Business or Tourism Sectors. Some of the potential tier –II and tier-III centers are;



Mysore

 

   

  • Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent health care and education facilities.
  • Located on coast of Karnataka at a distance of 357 kms west of Bengaluru.
  • Connected to Bengaluru, Cochin and Mumbai by National High ways.
  • Connected to Bengaluru, Cochin and Mumbai by broad gauge Railway.
  • A Software Technological Park has been established in Mangalore to cater to the needs of IT Industries.
  • Presence of IT Giants - Infosys, Wipro.
  • Coastal SEZ - ONGC with an investment of 25,000 crore
  • Presence of Sector Specific IT SEZ .
  • Presence of Multinationals and petrochemical giants- BASF India Ltd and Elf Gas Ltd .
  • Oil transportation infrastructure - A pipeline for carrying petroleum products from Mangalore to Bengaluru.
  • Presence of Star hotels.
  • International Airport at a distance of 12 KM from Mangalore.
  • New Mangalore port provides excellent shipping facilities.
  • 6 Medical Colleges, 4 dental Colleges, 5 Engineering Colleges, 6 Polytechnics, 70 degree colleges provide skilled manpower. “National Institute of Technology” one of the Premium Institutions of the country, at Suratkal provides excellent skilled manpower.
  • Agri resources - Cashew, Rubber, coca, areca nut grown in large scale.
  • Agri resources - Tobacco is grown in large scale.

Mangalore

 

   

 

  • Royal City- Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent health care and education facilities.
  • City of Palaces with great potential for heritage tourism and wild life tourism.
  • Located 135 Kms South west of Bengaluru connected by 4 lane express highway. Also connected by broad gauge railway line.
  • Bengaluru Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project -6 lane highway under implementation.
  • Air strip - located at a distance of 7 KM from Mysore and domestic air port under implementation.
  • Nearest Port - Mangalore ,at a distance of 265 kms connected by rail and road Chennai port is at a distance of 460 KMs
  • 6 Industrial areas with 3872 acres of developed land in the district. Two more new industrial areas being developed around Mysore city.
  • Availability of water in plenty and quality power.
  • More than 10 private SEZs under implementation.
  • Availability of Skilled Manpower - 5 Engineering colleges, 2 medical colleges, 2 Dental Colleges and other colleges & technical Institutes.
  • Presence of IT giants like Infosys, Wipro, L&T etc
  • Presence of Research Institutes - CFTRI,DFRL, CIPET.
  • Major Industries- Vikrant Tyres, BEML, L&T, TVS, Reid and Taylor, AT&S, Chamundeshwari Silks, Jubilant Organosys Ltd.
  • Golf Courses – One exists and another two under implementation.
  • Presence of couple of Star Hotels, Clubs, water parks, amusement parks, getaways and other recreational facilities.
  • Agri resources-Tobacco is grown in large scale.

Hubli Dharwad

 

   

  • Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent health care and education facilities.
  • Located on the Bengaluru-Pune 4 lane National Highway, at a distance of 410 kms from Bengaluru and 675 Kms from Mumbai. National highway No 63 connects Karwar and Hyderabad. National highway 218 connects Solapur.
  • Hubli Airport at a distance of 10 KMs from Hubli. Belgaum airport at a distance of 50 Kms and Goa airport at a distance of 135 kms.
  • Shipping facilities - Karwar port at a distance of 140 KMs connected by a national highway. Goa port at a distance of 135 kms
  • Broad guage rail connectivity to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad and Goa.
  • Hubli has a STPI and an electronic city to cater the needs of electronics and IT industries.
  • Education hub- Presence of The Karnataka University and the University of Agricultural sciences. 3 Engineering Colleges, 2 Medical College, 1 Dental College, 8 Polytechnics, and number of Graduate and Post graduate colleges provide skilled manpower.
  • Presence of industries like Kirloskar Electric, Telcon, Murdeshwar Ceramics
  • 8 Industrial Areas with 3294 acres of developed land in the district including Growth Centre at Belur, 12 KMs from Dharwad on NH-4.
    Presence of star hotels.
  • Agri Resources-Red Chilly grown in abundance.

 


Belgaum - Belagavi

 

   

 

  • Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent health care and education facilities.
  • Excellent Connectivity - Located on Bengaluru - Pune 4 way National Highway at a distance of 506 KMs from Bengaluru. Connected to Goa by National high way.
  • Connected to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa by Broad gauge railway line.
  • Connected by air - Airport at a distance of 20 KMs from Belgaum city.
  • Good shipping facilities - Nearest port, Goa is at a distance of 135 KMs. Karwar port at a distance of 160 KMs and Mangalore port at a distance of 445KMs.
  • Foundry Cluster at Belgaum offers excellent scope for Engineering Industries
  • Good infrastructure - 4 industrial areas in the district with 289 acres of developed land.
  • Availability of skilled manpower- Four Engineering Colleges, Two Medical College, One Dental College, Two Management institutes ,12 Polytechnics, and other degree Colleges provide necessary skilled manpower.
  • Existence of Major industries -INDAL Aluminum Factory, Tata Power, Forbes Gokak,Gokak Mills, Polyhedron, Riddhi-Siddhi Gluco Biols and many Sugar industries.
  • Agri Resources- Sugarcane, Cotton, Tobacco

Tumkur

 

   

  • The district is bounded by Mandya District in the South; Chitradurga and Hassan districts in the West; Chikkamangalore in the Northeast and Ananthapura District of Andra Pradesh state in the Southeast direction.
  • Tumkur town is the administrative head quarter of the district and is a centre for commercial, business and educational activities.
  • It is home to Tumkur University, 4 Engineering and 1 Medical college and other institutions of importance. The district consists chiefly of elevated land intersected by river valleys.
  • The district is famous for its iron ores.
  • Tumkur has good networks of rail and road. The city is situated on the National Highway No.4 and hence buses ply regularly from Tumkur to different parts of the state and neighboring states.
  • The City is on the broad gauge train route from Bengaluru to Shimoga and Hubli via Kadur. Tumkur town is 70 kms from Bengaluru.
  • Good infrastructure- 7 industrial areas in the district with 1240 acres of developed land.
  • Existence of Major Industries –HMT Watch factory, TVS electronics, Wipro, Karmobiles, Johnson tiles, Mysore cements, Kirloskar electrical limited etc.
  • Agri Resources- Coconut, Groundnut and Ragi.

Kolar

 

   

 

  • A landlocked district, Kolar is the Eastern gateway to Karnataka. It is famous for its erstwhile Kolar gold mines, cool hill stations, with fortresses and lofty temples.
  • Kolar is popularly known as the golden land of India owing to its famous Kolar Gold Fields.
  • Kolar district is located in the southern region of the State of Karnataka.
  • It belongs to the semi-arid drought-prone region of the state.
  • The district is bounded by the districts of Bengaluru and Tumkur on the west and on all other sides by the districts of the adjoining States of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. On the north, it is bounded by Anantapur district; on the east by Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and on the south by the districts of Krishnagiri and Vellore of Tamil Nadu.
  • The area offers excellent opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing and parasailing.
  • Kolar has no airport. The nearest air port to the town is at Bengaluru.
  • Kolar has a well maintained network of rails and roads.
  • Kolar town is located 65 Kms, north east of Bengaluru.
  • Airport - Bengaluru International Airport is at a distance of 85 KMs from.
  • Good shipping facilities- Nearest port, Chennai is at a distance of 330 KMs.
  • Good infrastructure- 4 industrial areas in the district with 617 acres of developed land.
  • Availability of skilled manpower- 2 Engineering Colleges, 2 Medical College, One Dental College, Two Management institutes, 12 Polytechnics, and other degree Colleges provide necessary skilled manpower.
  • Food Park is in existence in the district.
  • Cultivation of vegetables is becoming more popular in the district. The main vegetables grown in the district are Potatoes, tomatoes, Brinjal, Beans, Beat root, Carrot, Chow-Chow and Cabbage.
  • Malur is the prime vegetable growing taluk. Chickballapur taluk is well known for Potato cultivation in the state.

Shimoga

 

   

  • Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich Malenadu culture, and good education facilities.
  • Western ghats in the district offers potential for wild life tourism.
  • Located 278 Kms north east of Bengaluru connected by National Highway 206. Also connected by broad gauge railway line.
  • Airport is proposed at Shimoga.
  • Nearest Port - Mangalore ,at a distance of 186 kms connected by National Highway 13 and Broad gauge Rail, Karwar at a distance of 211 Kms Connected by National highway 206.
  • 3 Industrial areas with 463 acres of developed land in the district developed by KIADB.
  • 3 Industrial estates in district developed by KSSIDC.
  • Special Economic Zone for Auto components is promoted by KIADB is coming up at Machanalahhi, 9 kms from Shimoga on Shimoga - Bengaluru National highway.
  • Availability of water in plenty and quality power.
  • Availability of Skilled Manpower - 1 Engineering college, 1 Dental College, 8 Polytechnics and other colleges & technical Institutes.
  • New Government Medical college sanctioned for Shimoga.
  • Major Industries - Mysore Paper Mills, Vishweshwaraiah Iron and Steel Industries, Perfect Alloy Components, Shantala Ductile and Grayiron foundry pvt ltd, Pearlite Liners Pvt Ltd and other alloy, casting industries and auto component industries.
  • Agri resources - Areca nut, Paddy, Sugar cane – Great potential for areca nut based industries.

Hassan

 

   

  • Salubrious climate, congenial environment, rich culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, excellent health care and education facilities.
  • Located at a distance of 190 km north west of Bengaluru on National Highway 48, connecting Bengaluru and Mangalore.
  • Famous Heritage Sites - Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola around Hassan City known for world famous sculpture.
  • Connected to Bengaluru, Mangalore and Hubli by broad gauge rail way.
  • Nearest port - Mangalore, at a Distance of 170 Kms.
  • Land acquired for airport at Hassan. Nearest Airports are at Bengaluru and Mangalore.
  • Ideal destination for investment – Presence of Sectorspecific SEZs viz
  • 1.Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • 2.Food Processing and Agro Based Industries
  • 3.Textiles
  • 4 Industrial Areas with 2184 acres of Developed Land in the district.
  • Availability of water in plenty and quality power.
  • Two Engineering colleges, One Dental college, One Ayurvedic college, 3 polytechnics and 20 other degree colleges provide the skilled manpower.
  • Technology hub - ISRO Master Control Facility at Hassan.
  • Presence of star hotels.
  • Spice Research Institute at Sakleshpur.
  • Agri resources - Coffee and Potato grown in large scale.

Raichur

 

   

  • Congenial environment and good education facilities.
  • Abundant mineral resources like quartz , soap stone offers great potential for mineral based industries.
  • Located 416 Kms north of Bengaluru connected good road and by broad gauge railway line. Also connected to Mumbai and Hyderabad by rail.
  • Nearest airport - Hyderabad at 200 Kms, Hubli Airport at a distance of 324 kms.
  • Nearest Port – Goa and Karwar port at distance of around 500 kms. Mangalore port at a distance of 595 KMs.
  • 3 Industrial areas with 2350 acres of developed land in the district .
  • Availability of water in plenty and quality power.
  • Availability of Skilled Manpower - 2 Engineering colleges, 1 Agricultural Science College and other colleges & technical Institutes.
  • Major Industries- Raichur Thermal Power Plant with annual generation of 10,000 million units, Hutti Gold Mines, Mysore Petro Chemicals Limited, Raichur Solvents, Vishal Cotspin etc.,
  • Agri resources- Paddy, cotton and horticultural crops – Great potential for agri based industries
  • Presence of couple of star hotels.

Gulbarga - Kalburgi

 

   

  • Gulbarga is district is located on the northern side of the state.
  • Gulbarga district was a part of Hyderabad state during Nizam’s rule and later became part of Mysore state and subsequently came under Karnataka state in 1973.
  • The entire district is situated in Deccan Plateau and the general elevation ranges from 300 to 750 meters above mean sea level.
  • Two main rivers, Krishna and Bhima, flow in the district.
  • Gulbarga is an industrially backward district, but presently showing signs of growth in the cement, textile, leather and chemical industries.
  • It is also very important from tourism point of view. The widely visited place in the district is the Gulbarga Fort.
  • Hyderabad Airport is the Nearest Airport to Gulbarga City (225kms).
  • Gulbarga is an important station on the Central Southern Railway line. There are daily trains from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
  • There are frequent buses from Bengaluru and Hyderabad to this city. Bengaluru and Hyderabad are 610 kms and 225 kms away from Gulbarga respectively.
  • Gulbarga has a University and availability of Skilled Manpower is not a problem with 4 Engineering colleges, 6 Medical colleges, 8 polytechnics and other colleges & technical Institutes.
  • Major Industries- ACC Cement Limited, Vasavadatta Cements, Zawar Cements Private Limited Rajashree Cements, Renuka Sugars Pvt Ltd, The Ugar Sugar works ltd.
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