Kalaburagi is known as the Tur bowl of Karnataka, contributing 40 % of the state’s production with most of the population engaged in agriculture here. The district also specializes in cement production and is recognized as a cement producing zone under Karnataka industrial policy 2009-14. Apart from tur, jowar, bajra and paddy also grow here and it cultivates a variety of fruits and flowers. Kalaburagi has immense scope for bio-fuel plantation and afforestation. Floriculture, aromatic and medicinal herbs are other thrust areas in the district. It also has a well-developed dairy industry in the cooperative sector under the banner of Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF).

Infrastructure & Resources


Kalaburagi ‘s land is spread across 10,94,120 ha with 9.42% of uncultivated area and remaining land of 13.25% as well as 3.02% forest land. Land Bank Availability: 180 acres


Kalaburagi is bordered with rivers across both the southern and western sides. River Krishna flows along the southern side of the district and draws a natural boundary with Raichur district; while River Bhīma on the western boundary separates it from Vijayapura (Bijapur) district. It also has Amaraja, Mullamari, Bennithora, Kagina and Bori streams flowing in the region.


Kalaburagi is powered by the Raichur Thermal Power Plant. However, Kalaburagi Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (GESCOM) handles power transmission in the district. Average annual consumption of power in the district is 3707.60 lakh units.

Natural Resources

Natural resources in the district include limestone, granite and quartz.

Human Resources

Kalaburagi is widely recognized for imparting excellent education. It has several well established educational institutes.


Three domestic airports of Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary) and Hubballi (Hubli) and three international airports at Goa, Hyderabad, and Bangalore have it covered across the air route. By rail, the district is connected to major cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Bhuvaneshwar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. 1,251.81 km of state highway runs across the district and port access is provided by ports of Karwar, Mangaluru (Mangalore) and Goa.

Living in Kalaburagi

Temperatures in Kalaburagi vary between 8 degree celsius and 45 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Business Hotels Available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical Colleges


Engineering College


Industries Growing With Karnataka

ACC Limited

Chettinad Cements

India Cements

Gulbarga Cements

Lafarge Cements

Ashok Polymers

Rajshree Cements

Zawar Cement Pvt. Ltd.

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
National Investment and Management Zone (NIMZ) in Kalaburgi Industrial Infrastructure 15000 KSIIDC DPR Under Preparation
24×7 Water Supply to the Entire Corporation Areas of Belagavi, Kalburgi and Hubli-Dharwad Area Urban Infrastructure 1809 KUIDFC Conceptualization

Additional Projects

  • A minor airport has been proposed in the district.
  • SITP Textile Park has been sanctioned to Kalaburagi to be established at Nandur Kesaratagi industrial area at an estimated cost of INR 0.43 billion. Around 5000 to 10000 direct/indirect employment would be generated in the proposed textile parks. 
  • District boasts of a 106 acre Jewargi Agro Food park with specialized infrastructure facilities required for food processing and allied industry.
  • Power Company of Karnataka Ltd (PCKL) has proposed a 1320 MW thermal power project in the district.
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
M.S.K.Mili Road,
Jewargi Road Cross
Gulbarga – 585 102

Phone: 08472-223988 Fax: 232404
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