Famous for the very first hydroelectric project in India, Mandya has a rich legacy of prominent personalities overlooking its growth and progress. The oldest sugar factory on its soil has won Mandya the designation of a food processing and sugar zone by the Government of Karnataka. The district ranks third in sericulture across the state with 40, 000 sericulturists working to add a technology edge to sericulture. Mandya also grows spices like coriander, ginger and turmeric as well as a wide variety of flowers. Additionally, the handloom cluster is well established here and the ecosystem is strengthened by the presence of textile majors like Welspun, Gokaldas, Shahi Exports among others.

Infrastructure & Resources


Mandya has a land utilization of 33.91% for agriculture, holding 27.53% of uncultivated land and 4.26% forest cover along with 34.29% remaining land.


Cauvery, Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani, Veera Vaishnavi and Paschimavahini are the six major rivers in the district. Two major reservoirs Krishnaraja Sagar and Hemavathi aid the district in irrigation.


Power transmission in Mandya is done by Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (CESC).

Natural Resources

The mineral reserves in the district are distinct with granite, building stone, sand, quartz, felsite and ornamental stone.

Human Resources

Notable institutions in the district include PES College of Engineering and PES Law College. Several other institutions and technical centres provide skilled resources.


Along with two international and three domestic airports 97 km of railway line with 15 railway stations connects the district to major cities. Two national highways NH 48 and NH 209 provide road access. Kochi, Chennai, Karwar and Goa ports aid connectivity across sea.

Living in Mandya

Temperatures in Mandya vary between 20 degree celsius and 35 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.