Known as the Manchester of Karnataka, Davangere has a dominant textile sector that is set to grow along with the food processing sector which provides the highest employment in the district. Agriculture is the highest contributor to the economic development of Davangere. The major crops of the district are paddy, maize and pulses like red gram, green gram and black gram. It cultivates other crops like groundnut, sunflower, sugarcane and cotton. The district is also known for growing flowers like jasmine and marigold. The soil and climatic conditions favor horticulture cultivation here. Animal Husbandry is another major activity providing supplementary income. Textile constitutes approximately 13% of SSI industry units in the district, and a focused apparel park is in the pipeline to enhance this sector. The soil and climatic conditions favor horticulture cultivation here.

Infrastructure & Resources


Davangere has a land utilization of 59.49% for agriculture. The district also has 14.12% of uncultivated land and 13.68% forest cover along with 12.72% remaining land area. Lan Bank Area: 31.44 acres


Tungabhadra, Sasalahalla are the two major perennial rivers in the district. Shanthi Sagar, the second-largest freshwater lake in Asia is located here. These resources help irrigate 38% of the net sown land for agriculture.


Davangere district receives power from Sharavathi Hydro Electric Project and Guttur Station which receives power from Raichur Thermal Power Plant. However, the transmission in the district is being done by Bengaluru (Bangalore) Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). Average demand in the district is 16491.19 MU, and average consumption annually is 308.63 MU.

Natural Resources

The mineral reserves in the district include iron, manganese, white quartz and limestone fuelling steel industries amongst others.

Human Resources

Davangere is home to several fine arts colleges and the notable SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Davangere University also provides advanced level degrees in science and commerce streams.


Davangere has high accessibility to four international and two domestic airports. National highways NH 4 and NH 13 provide road access to the district from major cities, and the Harihar-Davangere rail line connects it to Bengaluru, Goa and Mumbai. The Mangaluru and Goa seaports are accessible from the district.

Living in Davangere

Temperatures in Davangere vary between 16 degree celsius and 43 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


Four-star Hotels Available


Medical Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Indian Cane Pvt. Ltd

Davangere Sugars Company Ltd

Anjaneya Agro Tech

Aradhya Steel Wires

Shamanur Sugars

Davangere Cotton Mills

Katra Phytochem Pvt. Ltd.

Shah Infrastructure

Cargill India Pvt. Ltd

Synthite Industries Ltd.

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 Road from Shivamogga Honnali to Harihara Transportation 148 KRDCL DPR Prepared/ Bidding Stage
Setting up of Conduit for OFC (Optical Fibre Cables) For Broadband and Cable TV Operators Using BESCOM Electric Poles Urban- Infrastructure NA BESCOM Conceptual Stage
Development of Road from Gadag to Honnali (one package of KSHIP) Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Smart City Mission in Karnataka Urban- Infrastructure NA KUIDFC Conceptual Stage
Development of Air Strips in Karnataka Transportation NA KSIIDC Conceptual Stage
Peninsular Region Industrial Development (PRIDE) Corridor Projects Industrial Infrastructure NA KSHDC DPR Prepared/ Bidding Stage
Establishment of Modern Abattoirs in ULB’s Urban- Infrastructure 4 DMA DPR Under Preparation
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Opp. Church, 10th Main, P.J.Extension,
Davanagere – 5770 002

Phone: 08192-232052/232053/232051,
Fax: 232053
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]
Visit us at: www.kumbangalore.com

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
Email: [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kiadb.in