Vijayapura employs the highest number of people in SSI, with nearly 35% of these engaged in the Food & Beverage sector. However, excellent climatic conditions have further opened up opportunities for wine grape cultivation, creating a potential for wine tourism in a district that is well-endowed with tourist attractions for global travellers round the year. Major cultivator of cereals and pulses, the district is also known for the cultivation of vegetables as well as cash crops like sugarcane and cotton.

Infrastructure & Resources


Bijapur‘s land utilization is 79.40% net cultivated area for agriculture and an uncultivated area of 1.56%, with a minuscule 0.19% of forest land. The district has three types of soils, including black soil, red sandy soil, and mixed soil.


Bijapur has three rivers namely Krishna, Doni and Bhima. Apart from the existing rivers and rainfall, the district has an extensive irrigation system using groundwater and groundwater from reservoirs and canals. The Almatti Dam helps irrigate about 19.4% of the net sown area.


HESCOM or Hubballi Electricity Supply Company Limited is handling the power transmission to the district of Bijapur. Power generation is done at Almatti Dam built across Krishna River which has an annual output of 560 MU. Several projects including a solar park in Mannur village and a wind farm in the Basavana Bagewadi town, are in the pipeline. The average demand for power in the district for industry needs is 2309.38 LU and for domestic usage is 6438.46 LU.

Natural Resources

The district has three types of soils including black soil, red sandy soil and mixed soil. Bijapur has natural resources that include limestone, building stone and dolomite.

Human Resources

There is a growing network of training institutes in the district as witnessed by the establishment of HRD centres in several employment exchange centres within Bijapur. These centres provide skilled resources across industry verticals.


A proposed airport is being planned on a 728-acre land which will provide direct access to the district. Currently, domestic airports at Belgavi and Hubbali and international airports at Bengaluru and Hyderabad provide the required connectivity. Rail connects to all major cities from this region. Bijapur is also well-connected by road with two national highways running across the eastern and central part of the district. Accessibility to the ports of Goa and Karwars at an equidistance of 365 km.

Living in Bijapur

Temperatures in Bijapuri vary between 16 degree celsius and 31 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Private Nursing Homes


Primary Health Centres


Community Health Centres


Business Hotels Available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Medical Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

ETCO Denim

Dyanayogi Shri Shivkumar Swamiji Sugars Limited

Indian Sugars Limited

Basaveshwara Agro Food Processing Limited

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Mega Cattle Feed Manufacturing Plants Agri Infrastructure 600 KMF Conceptualization
Area Development Near Almatti Dam Tourism 120 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Joint Venture Development of Bijapur and Ooty Tourism 28 Tourism Department Conceptualization

Additional Projects

  • KREDL is planning a 1000 acre solar park in Mannur village, Sindagi Taluk in PPP model having a capacity of 500 MW.
  • Upcoming Food Park of 80 acres at Ittangihal Taluk.
  • NTPC Thermal Power Plant at Kudagi Taluk, Bagewadi.
  • Proposed airport with an investment of INR 200 crores (USD 33 mn) on 728 acres of land.


Proposed Investments

Name Sector Location Capacity Land
Someshwar Sugars Sugar Kambagi Tq: Vijaypur 15000 TCD 142 acres
Bhima Shankar Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Sugar Maragur Tq: Indi 3500 TCD 181.12 acres
Sangamnath Sugars Ltd. Sugar Yaragal BK Tq: Sindagi 5000 TCD 39.01 acres
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Industries Centre Industrial Estate
Station Back Road,
Shikhara Khana,
Vijayapura – 586 101

Phone: 08352-250976/257125 Fax: 250607
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
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