Known as the pulse bowl of Karnataka, Bidar is situated right atop the state geography and is perhaps one of the few districts to witness a phenomenal growth curve in investments since 2011. 60% of its cultivation is dedicated to sugarcane, jawar, bajra, pulses, ginger, sunflower and soybean. Bidar is the next hot spot for agro and food processing with its immense agricultural potential. Bidar’s contribution amounts to 3% of the state's agricultural sector.

Infrastructure & Resources


Bidar has its land and soil well utilized with varied cropping. The soil is suited for the cultivation of pulses and is acknowledged by people for the excellent quality produce. The district has a forest cover of 2.56%. Land Bank Area: 178.82


Bidar district falls under the Godavari basin that extends over 4411 sq km and Krishna basin that covers 585 sq km. However, it also has three rivers Manjara, Mullamiri and Chulkinala that aid irrigation. Bidar has an irrigated area of 16% of the net area sown.


Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (GESCOM) is handling the power transmission to the district of Bidar. Power generation is handled by the varied organizations like NTPC, KPCL, and other sources including RTPS, solar power of 15 MW and 18MW generated by sugar industries. The average consumption in the district is 900 MU per annum, but the average demand stands at 180 MW.

Natural Resources

Bidar has natural resources that include bauxite, kaolin, red ochre, laterite stone, building stone and quartz.

Human Resources

Bidar has noteworthy higher educational institutions including a University of Veterinary Sciences and Horticulture Studies. Skilled resources, especially for the agricultural sector, are provided by these institutions.


Proximity to three domestic airports supports the district’s connectivity. Bidar already has a helipad and a domestic airport at Kalaburgi (Gulbarga). The Hyderabad International Airport is a mere 134 km away from Bidar. Two national highways connect its road network for high accessibility on ground. NH9 connects Bidar to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh. NH13 connects it to Vijayapura (Bijapur) – Maharashtra and Karnataka. The closest seaports are located in Goa and Mumbai.

Living in Bidar

Temperatures in Bidar vary between 16 degree celsius and 27 degree celsius. The district has well-developed infrastructure and access to basic amenities.


Government Hospitals


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Primary Health Centres


Community Health Centres


Business hotels available




PU Colleges


Medical Colleges


General Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Reliance Gas Transportation

Sai Life Sciences

Sathadeeptha Pharmaceutical

Nectar Crop Sciences

Karanja Papers

Vivimed Pharma

Talampally Rubbers Pvt. Ltd.

Gemini Graphics

Gampa Alcoats Limited

NSSK Sugar Industry

Bhalkeshwar Sugars

BSSK Sugar Industries

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
National Investment and Management Zone (NIMZ) in Bidar Industrial Infrastructure 12,000 KSIIDC DPR under preparation
Animal BT Park/Vivarium, Bidar Infrastructure 120 KBITS Conceptualization
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Beside BUDA office,
Naubad, Bidar – 585 401

Phone: 08482/232769/233129 (temporary)
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
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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
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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
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Managing Director
Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC)

VTPC Building, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru-560001.

Phone: 080-2286 0644, 2253 4444
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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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