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Kalaburagi is known as the Tur bowl of Karnataka, contributing 40 % of the state's production with most of the population engaged in agriculture here. It is also in the forefront of being a cement specialist, with the district recognized as a cement producing zone under Karnataka industrial policy 2009-14.

Located in the northern part of Karnataka, in the Deccan Plateau, it has 7 Talukas- Aland, Afzalpur, Kalaburagi , Chincholi, Chittapur, Sedam, Jewargi situated with the general elevation ranging from 300 to 750 meters above mean sea level. The district has 64.85% literacy rate.

Economic Snapshot

Kalaburagi's total GDP stands at INR 73.10 billion, contributing 2.4%to state GSDP. It's per capita annual income in the district being Rs.48, 329. However, the GDP trend has been growing at 13% CAGR from 2009 -10 to 2012-13; with the Agriculture and the Allied industries reigning with a total contribution of 15.06 billion amounting to 3.6% of the state's agriculture sector.

Agriculture in Focus

Kalaburagi has unique soil conditions like Parent Basalt Rock that is congenial for growing high quality Tur; the other cereals grown here are Jowar, Bajra and Paddy. Kalaburagi cultivates Pulses like Red Gram and Sorghum, Sunflower, Tamarind, Coconut and Turmeric with 58.405 of land under its pulses cultivation.

The horticulture produce in the region include Mango, Grapes Banana, Sapota, Sweet orange, Fig, Leafy Vegetables, Chilli, Tomato, Onion, Brinjal and Rose, Marigold, Jasmine, & Aster flowers

Industrial Landscape

Kalaburagi is an agrarian economy that contributes 3.6% to the state. A state of the art, Jewargi Agro Food Park with specialized infrastructure facilities for food processing and allied industries is available on a 106 - acre land. Sugarcane and Cotton are other major thrust areas in the district.

Kalaburagi, however, is at the forefront of being a cement industry specialist; recognized as a cement producing zone by Karnataka Industrial Policy 2009-14, investments worth billion have been pumped in various cement projects in this district. The department of industries and commerce, the government of Karnataka proposes to develop a special industry zone for cement and IT/BT on the PPP model in Kalaburagi district.

A land bank of 2,200 acres, rich limestone reserves of 6,445 million tons, 5 industrial areas and 9 industrial estates - well established with 13 large and medium scale industries and 17,146 MSME's with investments worth 36.515 billion rules the industrial landscape here.

A proposed textile park at 0.7 billion amidst the blooming handloom clusters and the proposed 1,320 MW thermal power project by Power Company of Karnataka Ltd. has further energized the district's growth and development.

Kalaburagi has immense scope for bio-fuel plantation and afforestation. Floriculture, aromatic and medicinal herbs are other thrust areas in the district. It also has a well-developed Dairy industry in the cooperative sector under the banner of Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF).

Land and Soil

Kalaburagi ‘s land is spread across 10.94,120 ha with a uncultivated area of 9.42%, remaining land of 13.25% and 3.02% forest land. The district has rich black soil and parent basalt rocks that aid high quality growth of Tur Dal. Hot climate condition and soil types suitable for horticulture are very evident here
Kalaburagi has limestone reserves estimated to be 6,445 million tonnes, along with Granite and Quartz in the district.

Water Reserves

Kalaburagi is bordered with rivers across both the southern and western sides. River Krishna flows along the southern side of the district and draws a natural boundary with Raichur district; while River Bhīma on the western boundary separates it from Vijayapura (Bijapur) district.
It also has Amaraja, Mullamari, Bennithora, Kagina and Bori streams flowing in the region.

Power Supply

Kalaburagi is powered by 1,470 MW capacities Raichur Thermal Power Plant. However Kalaburagi Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (GESCOM) handles power transmission in the district.
National Thermal Power Plant has already acquired Land in Kalaburagi taluka while Power Company of Karnataka Limited has proposed to establish thermal power project at Jewargi. About 500 MW Power Generated by Cement Plants and Sugar Plants is being supplied to KPTCL. Average annual consumption of power in the district is 3707.60 lakhs units.

Knowledge Capital

Kalaburagi is widely recognized for imparting excellent education. It has well established educational institutes including 32-Degree colleges, 4 Medical 2 Dental and 4 Engineering colleges, 14 Polytechnic institutions 28 ITI’s and 2 universities.

Medical Resources

A whopping 639 Private hospitals, Nursing Homes and Clinics, 16 Community health centers along with 83 Primary health centers and 8 Indian System of Medicine Hospitals form the core healthcare infrastructure at Kalaburagi


Kalaburagi is well-connected by road with 1,251.81 km of state highway running across the district. It’s well connected by rail to all major cities like Bengaluru-Chennai-Trivandrum-Hyderabad-Bhuvaneshwar-Mumbai-Ahmedabad-New Delhi. 3 domestic airports of Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary) and Hubballi (Hubli) and 3 international airports at Goa, Hyderabad, and Bangalore have it covered across the air route. It has port access both from Karwar, Mangaluru (Mangalore) and Goa.
The district has infrastructure readiness is truly at a high, with the airport construction in progress, well established 105 acre Food Park operational at Jewargi with other well-developed clusters across IT which has its 1st phase completed. 1 cold storage for milk, 2 other multipurpose storages are ready to use too. Some of the well-developed clusters are Cement Plants, Dal Mills, and Handicrafts Like Toys and Painting, Footwear, Stone Carving, Woodwork and Embroidery.

Additional project

A minor airport has been proposed in the district.
SITP Textile Park has been sanctioned to Kalaburagi to be established at Nandur Kesaratagi Industrial area at an estimated cost of INR 0.43 billion. Around 5000 to 10000 direct / indirect employments in proposed Textile Park would be generated.
District boasts of a 106 acre Jewargi Agro Food park with specialized infrastructure facilities required for food processing and allied industry.
Power Company of Karnataka Ltd (PCKL) has proposed a 1320 MW Thermal power project in the district.

ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ, ಸಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನಾಲಯ
ನಂ.49, 1ನೇ ಮಹಡಿ, ಸೌತ್ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್,
ಖನಿಜ ಭವನ, ರೇಸ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ ರಸ್ತೆ,
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು - 560  001

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