The fourth-largest city, Belagavi, is the second-largest exporter of the state with a total GDP of INR 159.65 billion. The district devotes 48% of its land for cultivation of which pulses and cereals are the most important crops. Belagavi is also known for its fruits and vegetable cultivation, including staples like onion, tomato and potato. The district is home to India’s first notified Aerospace Precision Engineering and Manufacturing SEZ centre. Belagavi is the emerging hub for storage/cold storage infrastructure augmenting the agriculture sector and allied industries here.

Infrastructure & Resources


Belagavi has different agro-climatic conditions and soil types that enable its agriculture and allied sector. The district employs a major part of its cultivable land i.e its 48% of net sown area for commercial cropping. It has 26% of land remaining with it, along with 12% of uncultivable land and a 14% forest cover. Land Bank Area: 225 acres


Three major rivers, Krishna, Malaprabha and Ghataprabha run through the districts aiding irrigation. Belagavi has an above state average cover for irrigation, with over 58% of the net area irrigated.


HESCOM or Hubballi Electricity Supply Company Limited is handling the power transmission to the district of Belagavi. The average annual consumption of power in the region is 526.618 MU for industrial use and 406.376 MU for domestic use. A solar photovoltaic plant, as well as a gas-based project are in the pipelines.

Natural Resources

Belagavi is a treasure trove of mineral resources. Apart from the huge limestone reserves, it also has rich deposits of bauxite, uranium, silica sand, aluminium, laterite, dolomite, quartzite, and china clay, fuelling the aluminum industries here.

Human Resources

With several higher education institutions along with specialized institutions like the Visvesvaraya Technological University - Belagavi provides skilled human resources across various industry sectors.


Belagavi has its own domestic airport and also has access to two international airports and two domestic airports. By road, it has access across three national highways while forming a golden quadrilateral as part of Pune - Bengaluru National Highway. It is also connected by three seaports including Goa.

Living in Belagavi

Temperatures in Belagavi vary between 12 degree celsius and 38 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.