The land of Jog Falls and home to the region which receives the highest rainfall in south India, Shivamogga (Shimoga) is a well-known district in Karnataka. Located at an altitude of 640 meters above sea level and situated at a distance of 273 km from Bengaluru, Shivamogga provides opportunities to invest in agriculture and food processing. Along with paddy and maize, the district also grows crops like cashew, ginger, pepper, cardamom and vanilla. The focus sectors in Shivamogga include iron and steel, paper mills, dairy units, soaps and detergents, and automobile-based units. With more than 13.000 self-employed artisans in the district, handicraft is a promising sector here.

Infrastructure & Resources


Shivamogga has 32.66% forest cover in the region. It holds 24.37% of uncultivated land and 11.62% of remaining land. Land Bank Availability: 94 acres


Seven major rivers - Tunga, Bhadra, Kumudwathi, Varada, Kushawati, Dandavati and Sharavathi, and nine major reservoirs including Linganamakki, Ambligola and Tunga account for the water supply to the district.


Shivamogga (Shimoga) power supply transmission is done by Mangaluru (Mangalore) Electricity Supply Company Ltd. Additionally, the Sharavathi Hydro Electric Project that has ten units with an installed capacity of 1035 MW, and Linganamakki Dam Powerhouse with two units with an installed capacity of 55 MW.

Natural Resources

Natural resources in the district include limestone, manganese, china clay, building stone, laterite and alluvial soil.

Human Resources

Some of the prominent institutes in the region are Kuvempu University, Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences, Sharavathi Dental college and Prerana Education Society –Institute of Technology and Management.


Three international and two domestic airports provide excellent connectivity to the region. Shivamogga is also set to get its own airport. A railway route of 130.88 km passes through the region, and221 km of national highway and 980 km of state highway also connect the district to all the major cities. Sea route access is provided by the ports located at Mangaluru, Karwar, Goa and Chennai.

Living in Shivamogga

Temperatures in Shivamogga vary between 23 degree celsius and 37 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




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical Colleges


Engineering Colleges


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Mysore Paper Mills Ltd.

Visvasvaraya Iron & Steel Ltd.

Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd.

English India Clay Ltd.

Malnad Alloy Castings Pvt. Ltd.

Paper Packaging Private Limited

Perfect Alloy Components Ltd.

M N Pickles Industries

Xchanging Technology Services India Pvt Ltd

Pearlite Liners Private Limited

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Road from Shivamogga – Honnali to Harihara Transportation 148 KRDCL DPR Prepared/ Bidding Stage
Development of Commercial Property Urban


12 Shivamogga City Corporation DPR Under Preparation
Multi Level Car Parking in Shivamogga City Limits Urban


25 Shivamogga City Corporation Conceptualization
Smart City Development Urban


NA KUIDFC Conceptualization
Development of River Cruise Tourism 128 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Airport Transportation NA IDD DPR Under Preparation
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Nehru Road,
Shimoga – 560 027

Phone: 91-8182-222 802, 278 302
Fax: 91-8182-277522
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
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