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The cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru is also an emerging IT hub with 2nd largest software exports in the state. The City of Palaces retains the old world charm and continues to be ranked number One among tourist locations in the country and 4th Best tourist city in the world.

Located close to the state capital Bengaluru, it is spread across 7 talukas namely Mysuru (Mysore), Tirumakudalu Narasipura, Nanjangud, Heggadadevanakote, Hunsur and Piriyapatna. The district has 72.79% literacy rate.

Economic Snapshot

Mysuru (Mysore)’s total GDP stands at INR 136.47 billion contributing 4.5% to state GSDP. Its per capita annual income in the district is INR.65, 759. However, the GDDP trend has been growing at 7% CAGR from 2007-8 to 2012-13; with agriculture and allied industries along with sector tie at being the highest contributors at 4.6% each for 2012-13. The industry sector contributes 4.4 %.

Agriculture in Focus

Mysuru (Mysore) has a growing focus on agriculture economy with 41.8% of the net area under cultivation. It cultivates major crops like Paddy, Maize, Ragi, Jowar, Bajra and Wheat. Pulse varieties grown include Tur, Horse Gram, Black Gram, Green Gram, Avare, Cowpea, and Bengal Gram while Commercial crops like Sugarcane, Cotton and Tobacco form the top three cultivated areas.
The district has Karnataka State Warehouse Corporation APMCs and availability of Cold storages for Milk Products, Ice Cream and other purposes. The district is also identified to create an organic village for export oriented cultivation.

Industrial Landscape

26,885 small-scale industries, 7515 MSME with investment INR 5.20 billion and 74 Large & Medium scale industries with investment INR 27.9386 billion form the industrial landscape of the region; these are well catered by the 6 industrial estates and 8 industrial areas with a good infrastructure readiness score to take on more.
A Proposed IT park along with the established STPI with 1374 units – the second largest in the state ensures high focus to this new haven of IT. It contributed INR 10.56 billion to Karnataka’s IT exports in the financial year 2007–2008. The sector is set for growth as Global Education Centre by Infosys, with a capacity to train 13,500 professionals and an IT Park with an estimated cost of INR 1.5 billion is added to augment it.
A proposed textile park with Artisan clusters and silk clusters is set to drive the world famous Mysore Silk. Specific agro processing units with value chains for value added food products is a potent opportunity. Other ancillary like organic food products packaging and export have resulted in a food cluster in Mysore.

Land and Soil

Mysuru (Mysore) has ideal agro climatic conditions suitable for agriculture and horticulture. The district has a total land area of 6,307 sq. km with 7.88% of forest cover. It has of 24.37% other uncultivated land along with 25.87% remaining land
Along with rich deposits Quartz, Magnesite, Graphite, Limestone, Dolomite and

Water Reserves

Mysuru (Mysore) comes under Cauvery basin. However, the basin is drained mainly by rivers Cauvery, Kabini, Laxmana thirtha, Harangi and their tributaries. Thus affecting Groundwater availability which is moderate in this region
Plans to focus current public investments on expanding irrigation network and watershed management are on the anvil.

Power Supply

Power transmission in the district is being done by Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Limited (CESCOM).
The district has adopted a two way strategy to meet the growing demands of the increasing population and industrialization in the area. It has introduced major public investments in power generation and transmission in urban area and in the rural level, consistent effort to enhance biogas based projects are also being made.

Knowledge Capital

Mysuru (Mysore) educational institutes include 15 Degree colleges, 6 Engineering colleges, 5 Medical colleges, and 2 Polytechnics

Some of the prominent institutions are University of Mysore, The Chamarajendra Technical Institute, National Institute of Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Defense Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), All India Institute of Speech and Hearing and the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET)

Medical Resources

The civic infrastructure for healthcare is well covered by 137 primary healthcare centers in the district. Mysuru (Mysore) has varied health care facilities including 06 Hospitals of Indian System of Medicine and 06 Community centers to cater to the need of the people.


Mysuru (Mysore) is well connected across Road, Rail Air and Sea. Three broad gauge railway lines, National highway NH212 and State Highways SH17 and SH33, Mangaluru (Mangalore) port and airport along with the Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru (which is a mere 145 km away) and its very own domestic Airport provide for high accessibility to the district.

Mysuru (Mysore) has a world class infrastructure readiness waiting to be explored. A fully functional SEZ consists of the world's largest corporate university, the Infosys Global Education Centre. Spread across the 337 acre campus, it has 400 instructors and 200 classrooms, with international benchmarks at its core.

Since its inception in 2002, it had trained around 125,000 engineering graduates with a capacity to train 14,000 employees at a given point of time on various technologies. The Infosys Leadership Institute (ILI), based in Mysuru (Mysore), has 96 rooms and trains about 400 Infoscians annually

Similarly Mysore based campus of Electronic design unit of TS works predominantly for embedded systems with a variety of range of operations from Avionics, Automotive, Industrial automation and Three Phase Metering, Medical and more.

ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ, ಸಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನಾಲಯ
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ಖನಿಜ ಭವನ, ರೇಸ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ ರಸ್ತೆ,
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