Known as the Rice Bowl of India, Raichur has the only gold manufacturing unit in the country and the nation’s most efficient thermal power plant. The district is set to further its growth with a solar photovoltaic power plant and a proposed SEZ. The district also ranks first in sweet lime production in the state. Other agricultural products are brinjal, chilli and mangoes. There are over 100 rice mills in the district and 15% of its SSI units are engaged in textile-based activities. The established trading market for cotton and leather products adds impetus to the textile industries in the region.

Infrastructure & Resources


Raichur district has a total land area of 8,442 sq. km with 5.29% of uncultivated land and 2.17% of forest cover. Major land utilization is for agriculture at 63.40%, and 29.14% of the remaining area is available.


Raichur has two main rivers - Krishna and Tungabhadra flowing in the district that aid in irrigation.


Raichur Thermal Power Plant is the main power source for the region. Kalaburgi (Gulbarga) Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) is responsible for the power transmission to the district. The demand for power in the region averages around 120 MW for both industry and domestic use.

Natural Resources

The mineral reserves in the district include gold, copper, feldspar, granite, quartz, sandstone and limestone.

Human Resources

Some of the important institutions include NET Pharmacy College, University of Agricultural Sciences-Raichur, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, S. L. N College of Engineering, Laxmi Venkatesh Desai College, Centre of Government Tool Room Training and Navodaya Institute of Medical Science.


Raichur has high access to three international and two domestic airports with Hyderabad airport being the closest. Raichur is connected by rail to major cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Bhuvaneshwar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. National highway like NH 67 and several state highways across four routes connect the district via road. Raichur has access to four major seaports, including Goa which is the closest.

Living in Raichur

Temperatures in Raichur vary between 18 degree celsius and 45 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathic Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Business Hotels Available


High Schools


PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Hutti Gold Mine Co. Ltd.

Vishal Cotspin Ltd.

Surana Group

Koganti Power Ltd.

Raichur Thermal Powerplant Corporation Ltd.

Shilpa Medicare Limited

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Airstrips in Karnataka Transportation NA KSIIDC NA

Additional Projects

  • MSME industries in the agro-processing sector and the textile sector.
  • Upcoming establishments – Yermarus Thermal Power Station.
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Hyderabad Road,
Raichur – 584 101

Phone: 08532-235646
Fax: 235811
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
Email: [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kiadb.in