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Tumakuru (Tumkur) with its land banks of 9800 acres is on the fast track of development. Niche and specific infrastructure implementation across sectors including Food Park, Textile Park, Industry Park and more are on the anvil. Identified as part of Electronics Manufacturing Cluster, it’s packed with financial edge for razor sharp speed in development.
Located about 70 kms north-west of Bengaluru, it is spread 10 Talukas - Tumakuru (Tumkur), Koratagere, Sira, Gubbi, Pavagada, Turuvekere, Kunigal, Madhugiri, Tiptur & Chikkanayakanahalli. The district has a high literacy rate of 75.14%.

Economic Snapshot

Tumakuru (Tumkur)’s total GDP stands at INR 100.75 billion contributing 3.4% to state GSDP. It’s per capita annual income in the district being INR. 50,906. However, the GDDP trend has been growing at 6% CAGR from 2007-08 to 2012-13; with the Agriculture and Allied sector as the highest contributors at 6.1% for 2012-13.

Agriculture in Focus

Tumakuru (Tumkur) has 46% of its land under cultivation. The region`s top three cultivated crops include Cereals with 51% of Net Sown Area , Oilseeds with 25% and Pulses with 16% of the cultivated land. It is famous for cultivation of Hybrids in Paddy. It grows flowers like Aster, Crossandra, Jasmine, Chrysanthemum and has a Flower market at Badavanahalli in Madhugiri
Other crops grown are Mango, Banana, Pomegranate, Tomato, Brinjal, Cucumber, Tamarind, and Ginger

Industrial Landscape

Tumakuru (Tumkur) has a ready Industrial infrastructure spread across 7 Industrial Parks and 7 Industrial Estates that serve 37 large and medium industries with an investment of INR 113.916 billion and 27322 SSI that have an aggregate investment of INR 456.47 billion.
Agri and Food Processing Industry is a highly focused sector; A 103 acre Food Park at Vasanthanarsapura is set to ignite the sector with not just infrastructure and food processing equipment, but the technology up-gradations and better techniques of production and knowledge transfer on grading, processing, packing and marketing being given impetus here.
Rice mills, Coir industries, Oil extraction mills are the other major agro based industries in the region. A Flower Auction Center with an investment of US $ 3.12 million and a Fish Seed Farm at Markonahalli is on the anvil too.
The district has a thrust on textiles with a proposed Textile Park, An Apparel Zone, A Readymade Garments Zone and a Handloom Cluster in the district. The district also has plans for an Integrated Machine tool Industry Park and Machine tools focused technology Incubation Centre in association with GoK on PPP mode.
Tumakuru (Tumkur) is strategically located at the Centre of fast growing domestic car markets in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and has been identified as part of Electronics Manufacturing Cluster in under M-SIP (Modified Special Incentive Package) scheme which provide financial incentive. Establishment of Flower Auction Centers in Tumakuru (Tumkur) with an investment of US $ 3.12 million (INR 15 crores) is also proposed.

Land and Soil

Tumakuru (Tumkur) has a total land area of 10, 64,755 ha. It has 4% forest cover. It has 15% uncultivated land and 35% remaining land available. Tumakuru (Tumkur) has a diverse agro climatic condition that help agriculture produce.
It has natural resources like Manganese, Lime Stone, Iron Ore, Dolomite, Granite,
Silver Sand and Corundum.

Water Reserves

Tumakuru (Tumkur) has 1462 minor irrigation tanks in the district irrigating 57,132 hectares of land.
With no perennial river, the minor rivers originate from watersheds and empty into the reservoirs and tanks here; however, plans to irrigate from neighboring rivers are on the anvil. Work is underway on the Hemavathy project, which is expected to irrigate 237,000 acres of land in Tumakuru (Tumkur) district.

Power Supply

Tumakuru (Tumkur) power supply transmission is done by Bengaluru (Bangalore) Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (BESCOM). However power generation is being enhanced continually to meet the growing demands of industrialization in the region. Major public investments in power generation and transmission are being introduced in urban sector and alternate sustainable energy is targeted in the rural areas. Consistent effort to enhance biogas based projects in the region.
Tumakuru (Tumkur) has an average annual consumption of 1826.08 LU (Domestic) and 2456.07 LU (Industrial).

Knowledge Capital

Tumakuru (Tumkur) has a wide ranging network of educational institutions with 3 Medical colleges, 1 Dental college and 8 Engineering colleges present in the district. It also has 12 polytechnics and 24 degree colleges operational.
This include key educational institutes like Tumakuru (Tumkur) University, Sri Siddaganga Group of Educational Institutions, Sri Siddharatha Group of Educational Institutions, Shri Devi Group of Educational Institutions, H.M.S Group of Educational Institutions, CIT Group of Educational Institutions, Sacred Heart Group of Educational Institutions and Sarvodaya Group of Educational Institutions .

Medical Resources

The civic infrastructure for healthcare is well covered by 140 Primary Healthcare Centres and 10 Government Medical Hospitals. However, a whopping 591 Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes ensure all medical needs of the region are well catered too.
The government also has niche centers for varied healthcare initiatives in the district like Tuberculosis Control Programme, Polio Immunization Programme, etc. that helps in effective servicing of the people’s health in the region.


Tumakuru (Tumkur) is well connected across Road, Rail, Air and Sea. Three National Highways NH4 NH 48 and NH 206 provide for the on road connect here. The Bengaluru – Mumbai – Pune railway line passes through the district and enables connect to all major cities in India.
Two International and Two Domestic Airports ensure high accessibility to the region. It also has access to Mangaluru (Mangalore) Karwar, Goa and Chennai ports.

The district infrastructure readiness is vibrant and active to contribute to a comprehensive development in the region. Tumakuru (Tumkur) node has been identified for prioritized implementation under CBIC as NIMZ. Node development plans include civic and social infrastructure and linkages to brownfield development. 13, 293 acres of land has been identified for the development in 6 phases. Land under phase 1,2,3 is acquired and is under allotment. Phase 4 land acquisition process is under progress. Tumakuru (Tumkur) Node has the potential to become globally competitive in Electronics, Auto components and Food Processing sectors.
The proposed City Gas Development network has been authorized to M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) to cover 10618 sq. km with 1800 inch-km plan over 5 years to cover Tumakuru (Tumkur) district
In another development, 500 acres have been acquired and reserved for Textile Industry at Sira Industrial Area, Tumakuru (Tumkur) District. 1 cold storage for milk and another multipurpose cold storage are made available.
The district also has an Operational Food park at Tumakuru (Tumkur) across 100 acres developed by Integrated Food Park Private Ltd (IFPPL). The food park is fully loaded on amenities and has Freezer room, individual quick freezing (IQF) facility, sorting and grading line, pre-cooling facilities and banana and mango ripening chambers.
The freezer facility includes provision for frozen foods, dry warehousing for raw and finished goods, grain silos, packaging facilities, material handling infrastructure, aseptic pulping facilities, and a steam generation unit.
The Food Park comprises of Food Testing Labs and a R&D Centre for Grading and Sorting facilities and other support Infrastructure facilities set to catalyze the food processing segment here.

Additional project

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

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