Chikkaballapur is a newly carved district out of Kolar in the southern part of the state, which has the potential to be a Greater Bengaluru. Chikkaballapur is the commercial hub for the silk industry. It’s the second-largest district practising sericulture with the average cocoon production higher than the state average. The region is also known for the variety of fruits and vegetables that it produces, including grapes, mango, pomegranate, tomato, potato, carrot and brinjal. There is ample scope here for poultry and meat production along with agriculture and allied activities like horticulture nurseries.

Infrastructure & Resources


Chikkaballapur has 12% of land as forest cover, 33% uncultivable land and 3% remaining land. A net 52% of the land is used for cultivation. The soil is suitable for different crops with varied agro-climatic conditions. Land Bank Area: 437.6 acres


Chikkaballapur has three rivers – Papagni, Chitravathi and Pinakini, which mainly supply water to the region.


BESCOM or Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Limited is handling power transmission to the district of Chikkaballapur. Power generation is underway through various agencies like NTPC, KPCL etc. Average demand for power in the district for industrial purposes is 162.8 MU and for domestic purposes is 106.30 MU.

Natural Resources

The district has natural reserves of white quartz minerals.

Human Resources

Premier institutes like the Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology and National Skill Development Institute proposed at Muddenhalli, and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Gowribidanur, are set to enhance the skilled manpower in the region.


The district has easy access to three international airports and two domestic airports. By road, it has accesses across National Highway NH7 and NH 234 with a rail route connecting it to all major cities. The Mangaluru (Mangalore) Karwar, Goa and Chennai seaports provide sea route access.

Living in Chikkaballapur

Temperatures in Chikkaballapur vary between 21 degree celsius and 32 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Taluk Hospitals


Ayurvedic Hospitals


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Private Clinics


Sub Health Centres


Private Nursing Homes


Business Hotels Available


Primary Schools


Middle Schools


Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools




Technical University


Industries Growing With Karnataka

ACC Limited


Precot Meridian

RL Fine Chemicals

Scott Garments

Page Industries Ltd.

A ONE Steel & Alloys Pvt. Ltd

TITAN Industries

Archidply Industries Ltd

Shell Apparels

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Mega Cattle Feed Manufacturing Plants Agri-Infrastructure 600 KMF Conceptualization
Development of 2000 Mt Cold Chain Storage Facility Agri-Infrastructure 300 KMF Conceptualization
Development of Health Drinks, Functional & Ready to Eat Foods, Flavoured Milk, Milk Shakes etc. Manufacturing Plants Agri-Infrastructure 160 KMF Conceptualization
Development of Road From Nelamangala to Chikkaballapur Transport 168 KRDCL Conceptualization
Development of Cable Car At Four Locations In Karnataka Tourism 80 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Setting up of Conduit for OFC (Optical Fibre Cables) For BroadBand And Cable TV Operators Using BESCOM Electric Poles Telecommunication NA BESCOM Conceptualization

District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Chikkaballapur District

Phone: 8156-273302
Fax: 273303
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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