The southernmost district of Karnataka, Chamarajanagar is blessed with rich natural reserves of both metallic and non-metallic minerals, especially the high-value quality of black granite. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy with 1.85 lakh hectares under cultivation. The major food crops are paddy, maize, ragi, jowar, groundnut, and pulses. The industrial potential is well established, creating and integrating value chain for agricultural produce like banana, coconut, chilli, turmeric and onion. A proposed food park by the Government of Karnataka including cold chains and processing facilities aims to tap this potential.

Infrastructure & Resources


Chamarajanagar has nearly 48.36% of its land as forest cover. However, 32.50% of the rest of the land is utilized for food grain cultivation, mainly cereals, pulses and oilseeds taking up 40.02%, 33.20%, and 9.60% of land respectively. The region has uncultivated land of 6.16%. Different types of soils and climatic conditions aid a variety of cultivation, including sericulture. Land Bank Area: 779.26 acres


The main river of the state Cauvery flows in the district. Minor rivers originate from watersheds and fill in the reservoirs and tanks here providing an excellent steady supply of water to this region.


Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Ltd does the power transmission to the district. Domestic power consumption in the district is 352.94 MU, and industry consumption is 58.79 MU.

Natural Resources

The region has natural reserves of both metallic and non-metallic minerals, especially black granite.

Human Resources

The Government Tool Room & Training Centre and several polytechnic institutions in the region provide skilled manpower.


The district has access to six airports - Bengaluru International Airport, Cochin International Airport, Chennai International Airport as well as Mysuru, Hubballi and Mangaluru airports. Two National highways NH209 and NH 212 go through the district and a 20 km rail route with three railway stations connects the region to all major cities across India. Tuticorn, Karwar, Mangaluru (Mangalore), Mumbai and Goa provide seaport connectivity to the region.

Living in Chamarajanagar

Temperatures in Chamarajanagar vary between 16 degree celsius and 34 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


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Bannari Amman (Mahadeswara) Sugar Factory

Pioneer Power Corporation Ltd.

Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd.

Velan Textiles

Biligiri Granites

Simha Coconut Industries

KUM International

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of road from Kanakpura to Honur via D.Halli, Sangama, Om Shanthi Dhama, Mekedatu, Shagya Bandalli.

Second segment connecting BR Hills via Yelandur

Transportation Parts of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Chamarajnagar Mega Textile Zone (83 acres) Textile NA Department of Handlooms, Textile and Apparels Conceptualization

District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Room No.323, 3rd Floor,
District Office Complex, B.Rachaiah Double Road,
Chamarajanagar 571 313

Phone: 08226-224916/224915, Fax: 224916
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
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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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