Chitradurga is witnessing high winds of change. IISc is set to start a second campus here. The district has one of the best high-wind sites in the country making it the fourth - largest producer of wind energy. Agriculture dominates the economy with over 50% of the net area under cultivation. Major cultivations include paddy, ragi, jowar and maize. Rich in animal wealth it has a total cattle population of 1.5 million, and poultry population of 0.9 million as per the 17th livestock census. Powered well, textile constitutes the second-highest number of large & medium industries in the district along with approximately 12% of SSI units in the district.

Infrastructure & Resources


The district has a total land area of 8,436 sq. km with 9.5% of forest cover. It has 15.79% of uncultivated land and a remaining land of 24.06%.


The River Vedavati, a tributary of Tungabhadra flows through the district meeting its needs along with the 744 mm annual rainfall the region receives. Tanks and reservoirs are used for water storage extensively.


Power transmission in the district is being done by Bengaluru (Bangalore) Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). It receives power from Sharavati Hydel Generating Station and has one receiving station in Hiriyur with a capacity of 220 MVA. Average annual consumption is 464.27 LU (Industry) and 1,060.75 LU (Domestic).

Natural Resources

Along with rich deposits of limestone, it has deep reserves of iron, manganese ore, copper and green quartz too.

Human Resources

An upcoming second campus for IISC spread across 2000 acres and various science hubs that are going to come up across the district are creating a region that fosters research.


The Kempegowda International Airport and three other airports Mangaluru (Mangalore), Hubballi (Hubli) and Mysuru (Mysore) ensure high accessibility for trade and commerce. National highways NH4 and NH13 and a broad-gauge rail route of 165.27 km connect the district to major cities. Mangaluru, Karwar, Goa and Chennai provide seaport connectivity.

Living in Chitradurga

Temperatures in Chikkamagaluru vary between 15 degree celsius and 37 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Primary Health Centres


Community Health Centres


Business hotels available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Medical College


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering College


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Madras Cement Pvt. Ltd.



V.S.L. Steel Ltd.

Sunray Industries

Prakash Sponge Iron and Power Pvt. Ltd.

Habib Proteins and Fats Metikurke

Amruth Organics

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Road from Chitradurga-Chellakere Pavagada AP Border Transportation Part of 7000 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Setting up of Conduit For OFC (Optical Fibre Cables) For BroadBand and Cable TV Operators Using BESCOM Electric poles Urban- Infrastructure (Telecommunications) NA BESCOM Conceptualization
Peninsular Region Industrial Development (PRIDE) Corridor Projects Industrial Infrastructure NA KSIIDC DPR Under Preparation

Additional Projects

  • Proposed Industrial Estate at Doddaullarthi, Challakere- Notification issued for land acquisitions.
  • Proposed Industrial Estate at Kudapura Farm, Challakere- Notification issued for land acquisitions.
  • Proposed Industrial Area at Chitradurga town 2nd stage of IA, Kelagote- Notification issued for land acquisitions.
  • Proposed Industrial Area at Pillai, Hiriyur and Gunderi, Holalkere- Notification issued for land acquisitions.
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Industrial Estate, K.M. Road
Chikmagalur – 577102

Phone: 8262-220921 / 220726
Fax: 220476
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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