Situated in the southeastern part of Karnataka, the district comprises of five talukas including Malur and Mulbagal. Kolar ranks first in the production of horticultural crops like potato, tomato, onions and chillies. There are ample opportunities in the district to invest in mulberry cultivation. Sericulture and dairy are important industries here while there is also the presence of handloom and readymade garment clusters. Kolar is also a leader in broiler chicken production. The district also grows cash crops like coconut and cashew and is a hub for agro-based and food processing industries.

Infrastructure & Resources


Kolar has 44% of cultivable land and 5% of the total area of the district is covered by forest. 11% of the land is for non agricultural use and about 28% is uncultivated.. Major land is used for ragi cultivation in the district. Land Bank Availability: 328 acres


Palar, Uttara Pinakini and Dakshina Pinakini are the rivers supplying to the district. The region is also irrigated using tube wells and wells.


Power distribution through Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd.(BESCOM).

Natural Resources

The district has natural resources like limestone, laterite and dolerite.

Human Resources

GoI has plans to establish an Advanced Skill Development Centre in the district. Additionally, Kolar has several leading institutions like the Sericulture College, SDU University and Shri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, thereby providing skilled resources for various industry specialisations.


Bangalore International Airport is 65 km from Kolar while Chennai International Airport is about 260 km. The Bengaluru-Chennai railway line passes through Malur and Bangarpet, and the Yelahanka-Bengarpet-KGF railway line passes through Srinivaspura-Kolar-Bangarpettown, thus providing a connection to all the major cities via rail. Additionally, NH-4 passes through the district providing access to Chennai and Pune. Sea route access is provided by the ports of Mangaluru, Karwar and Chennai.

Living in Kolar

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


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Government Hospitals


Four-star Hotels Available


High Schools


PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical College


Engineering College


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Bharath Earth Movers Limited

Honda Motor Cycles & Scooters

Tata Power Co. Ltd

Glaxo Smith Kline (G.S.K)

Scania Commercial Vehicles

Associate Decor Limited

Mahindra Aerospace

Mitsubishi Electric Company

Badve Engineering

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Road from Gotur to Kagewadi Transportation 174 KRDCL DPR Prepared/ Bidding Stage
Development of Road from Devanahalli to Kolar (SH 9) via Vijayapura and Vemagal Transportation 148 KRDCL DPR Prepared/ Bidding Stage
Development of Road from Chintamani to AP Border Transportation 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Settng up of Conduit for OFC (Optical Fiber Cables) for Broadband and Cable TV Operators Using BESCOM Electric Poles Urban Infrastructure NA BESCOM Conceptualization
National Investment and Management Zone (NIMZ) in Kolar, Karnataka Industrial Infrastructure 2000 KSIIDC DPR Under Preparation
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
DC Office Compound,
Kolar 563101

Phone: 08152-222402 / 222403
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