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Rightly called the laboratory of architecture, Bagalkote - is a district carved out of Vijayapura (Bijapur) district recently; It's a haven of natural reserves like lime stone, granite, pink granite, dolomite and more. The natural reserves lend itself to manufacturing cement, with large national players building a stronghold here. It is located in the northern part of Karnataka, it has 6 taluks;Badami, Bilagi, Bagalkote, Hunagund, Jamakhandi and Mudhol spread across 6,552sq. km with about 1.9 million people. The district has a literacy rate of 75.77%.

Economic Snapshot

Bagalkote's total GDP stands at INR 59. 02 billions contributing 1.9 % to state GSDP. With the per capita annual income in the district being INR.50, 765.However, the GDDP trend has been growing at 3% CAGR from 2007-8 to 2012-13; with the construction and manufacturing sectorsas the highest contributors at 44% and 43% respectively to the secondary sector for 2012-13.

Agriculture in Focus

Bagalkote is an agrarian economy with over 67.36% of the net area under cultivation. A staggering 4.67 lakh hectares area is cultivated across Sugarcane& cotton that are the major commercial crops along with wheat jawar, bajra andmaize that form the major cereal crop group in the district. Groundnut andsunflower oilseeds are also grown here. A total of 59% of the land is irrigated at Bagalkote.

Industrial Landscape

Bagalkote is teeming with 4269 Micro and Small Scale Enterprise units that deliver across a large range of sector including agriculture, food processing, textile and handloom industry, sugarcane and ethanol production and general engineering & building materials. Adding impetus to this the government has proposed specific industry parks, IT and BT parks plus the most popular100.40-acre agro-food park proposed at Bagalkote.It has 6 industrial areas and 3 industrial estates

Bagalkotehas 19 large and medium scale industries with an aggregate investment of INR 58.4165 billions. The cement sector dominates here with the availability of raw materials, natural resources and infrastructure support. Over 20% of the MSME work with building material industries.

More than 15% of MSME's focus on textiles and handlooms as both skilled weavers and raw material like cotton grown is accessible in the region. The textile handloom and powerloom clusters at Ilkal is set to boost this sector and bring to focus the authentic Ilkal weaves from this region.

9 sugar factories and flour mills and oil extraction units lead the food processing segment with 12% MSME involved in this sector. Another 9% units are involved in general engineering and granite industry. The granite industry cluster at Ilkal is expected to catalyze the mining and processing of granite in the region.

Land and Soil

Bagalkote has varied climatic conditions and bimodal rainfall pattern that enables tilling of land easily. The district has a total land area of 6,552 sq km with 12.31% forest cover.

The land also provides for rich mineral resources. Bagalkoteis a haven of natural reserves like limestone, granite, pink granite, dolomite and more that primarily contributes to industrial development in this region.

Water Reserves

The Rivers Krishna, Malaprabha and Ghataprabha along with Hipparagi and Hirepadasalagi barrages are used to irrigate the land. Bagalkotehas 189km canals and 44 tanks, with 29,530 tube wells, 11,636 wells and 19 lift irrigation systems contributing to 59% irrigation of the total cultivated land. The district average demand for water is 122.59 MLDwhereas its average consumption remains 101.4 MLD.

Power Supply

Bagalkotehas a major hydel power project at Almatti dam reservoir, with 6 power generation units with a combined capacity of 290 MW. The units utilize both the irrigation releases and flood flow to generate power. Transmission in the district is done by Hubballi (Hubli) Electricity Supply Company Ltd. Average demand for power in the district is 873.124 MU for industries and 160.74MU domestically however the consumption is lower with the Average annual consumption for Industry being 727.602 MU and the Domestic stands at 133.95 MU.

Knowledge Capital

Bagalkote (Bagalkot) has a huge network of educational institutions that include107 PU and 27 degree colleges, 6 Medical college of Indian System of Medicine, 1Allopathic Medical College, 1 Dental and 2 Engineering colleges with 11 Polytechnic colleges present in the district. University of Horticulture Sciences, BVVS Ayurvedic Medical College, BVVS Polytechnics are other important educational institutions.

Medical Resources

The civic infrastructure for healthcare is well covered by 48 primary healthcare centers in the district. 8 community centers, 63 Allopathic Hospitals, 811 private nursing homes with 6 Indian systems of medicine hospitals to cater to the need of the people


Bagalkote is well connected across Road, Rail, Air and Sea. Two national highways NH13 and NH 218 go through the district and a broad gauge railway line connects Bagalkote to Bangalore and Mumbai via Gadag & Hutgi. Three international and two domestic airports with 4 seaports are accessible from the region.

Additional project

NTPC Thermal Power Plant at Kudagi, Bagewadi Taluk

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

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