The Steel City of south India, Ballari is the second-fastest growing city in the state of Karnataka. Situated on the eastern side of the state, the place is rich in natural mineral reserves. This, coupled with the growth of sectors like Textile and Tourism provides immense investment opportunities in the region. With more than 18,000 small scale industries and 70 large and medium scale industries, Ballari is at the forefront of growth. Cereals and oilseeds dominate its net sown land.

Infrastructure & Resources


Ballari has a land utilization of 54.09% for agricultural holding and uncultivated land of 4.17%. The region also has a forest cover of 11.93% along with remaining land area of 29.81%. The soil and climatic conditions favour agriculture here. Land Bank Availability: 450 acres


Tungabhadra, Hagari and Chikkahagari are the three rivers in Ballari district. The district heavily relies on Tungabhadra Dam as its main source for irrigation and also has a canal network that irrigates 37% of its net sown area.


The Ballari Thermal Power Station is the second-largest thermal plant in Karnataka generating 500 MW of power. The Kaduthini Ballari Thermal Power Station, Hampi Power House and the Munirabad Power House form the main sources of electricity in the district.

Human Resources

With more than 67% literacy rate and the presence of several engineering and polytechnic institutions, Ballari provides a strong talent pool of trained professionals.

Natural Resources

The mineral reserves in the district are distinct with iron ore, manganese ore, quartz and granite fuelling steel industries amongst others.


Ballari has access to three international and two domestic airports. The place is also well-connected by rail to Bengaluru and Guntkal in Andhra Pradesh. National Highway 63 and 13 pass through the district adding road access. Sea connectivity is via the ports of Karwar and Mangaluru.

Living in Ballari

Temperatures in Ballari vary between 11 degree celsius and 48 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Primary Health Centres


Community Health Centres


Business Hotels Available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Medical Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka


JSW Cement Limited

Karnataka Power Corporation Limited

HG Steels

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost
(INR Crores)
Agency Status
Development of Road From
Bagalkote to Gadag (one package of KSHIP)
Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR under preparation
Development of airstrips in Karnataka Transportation NA KSIIDC Conceptualization
Development of Agri-logistics Hub Agri Infrastructure 680 KAPPEC DPR under preparation

Additional Projects

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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Room No:135, Adalita Bhavana, Navanagar,
Bagalkot -587101

Phone: 08354-235294
Fax: 08354-235294
Email: [email protected]

Other Contacts

Additional Chief Secretary to Government Commerce & Industries Department
# 106, 1st Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2225 2443
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Commissioner for Industrial Development Director of Industries and Commerce
No. 49, South Block, Khanija Bhavan
Race Course Road Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2238 6796
Email: [email protected]
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Chief Executive Officer
Invest Karnataka Forum

3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No. 49, Race Course Road, Bengaluru – 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 22205333
Email: [email protected]

Managing Director
Karnataka Udyog Mitra
3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No.49,
Race Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone : 91-80-2228 2392, 2228 5659; 2238 1232
Email : [email protected]
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Managing Director
Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC)

VTPC Building, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru-560001.

Phone: 080-2286 0644, 2253 4444
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board
4th & 5th Floor, East Wing, Race
Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2226 5383, 2226 7900
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